Double Award: German Innovation Award celebrates super-efficient transport technologies from BPW
Innovative commercial vehicle technologies improve not only environmental efficiency, but also the image of the transport and logistics industry. BPW Bergische Achsen KG has now received two renowned German Innovation Awards - one of which with the highest grade possible from the jury. The deciding factor: focus on the user.
Even lighter, even more variable for on- and off-road: BPW renews Airlight II trailer running gears
Weight savings of up to 60 kilograms are a sensation in the trailer industry. The engineers at BPW Bergische Achsen KG have achieved this with the new generation of the Airlight II running gear kit. Thanks to digital DNA, laser technology and intelligent modules, the kit now covers an even wider range of applications – both on the motorway and off the beaten track.
New YouTube format for commercial vehicle garages and professionals: BPW launches ‘TrailerBuddies’
Whether on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube, BPW has been reaching out to users of commercial vehicle and transport technology directly through social media for years. Now, BPW is launching ‘TrailerBuddies’, a special YouTube format for professionals in garages and service stations.
Christian Loidolt takes over the management and chairmanship of the Executive Board at PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG
Christian Loidolt will succeed Ralf Maurer as Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board at PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG. Loidolt took up the position on 1 February 2021 and will drive forward business activities at PE together with Markus Seitz, long-standing Managing Director at the company.
Collaboration for safety in transport: Dolezych and BPW are now supplying the iGurt
BPW and Dolezych are now acting in concert: The leading global specialist for load securing technology and BPW are now marketing the iGurt developed by BPW: a more handy, intelligent sensor, which monitors the tension of the lashing strap while driving and thus protects against load damage and accidents. The multiple award-winning innovation is uncomplicated, affordable and eligible.
BPW releases sustainability report: keeping corporate responsibility alive and developing it further
The world of transport is developing at great speed and is coming face to face with current challenges from digitisation to new climate regulations to the coronavirus pandemic. BPW is facing this transition with the consistency of a family-owned company that is more than 120 years old, anticipating global and social megatrends and successfully shaping the things to come.
G. Leclerc Transport AG relies on idem telematics in all trucks and trailers in its fleet
Truck and trailer together make a strong team. In particular, there is enormous power in the intelligent cooperation of a tractor unit and semitrailer. The Swiss forwarder G. Leclerc Transport AG is making targeted use of this: the company's entire fleet (200 tractor units and 160 semi-trailers) is equipped with telematics from idem telematics.
BPW now links AirSave tyre pressure control system with telematics
The BPW "AirSave" tyre control system has become a bestseller because it saves tyres, fuel and nerves - and already returns a profit within its first year. BPW now supplies a telematics kit that automatically warns drivers, dispatchers and other recipients via an app, an online portal, email or SMS as soon as a tyre weakens.
Change in the BPW Management: Michael Pfeiffer withdraws from the company
Michael Pfeiffer, Managing Partner of BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft, will resign from the Management Board and withdraw from the company at his own request effective December 31st, 2020. He looks back on more than 30 years of successful activity, 22 of which as Managing Partner of the family owned company.
BPW leading government-funded research project on autonomous transport of the future
An autonomous trailer will be an integral part of the autonomous transport systems of the future – after all, this is where goods are actually transported. This is also why Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding a three-year research project to investigate the conditions necessary for a trailer that can be used autonomously. BPW is leading the consortium.
Coronavirus assistance programme for transport companies: Spare parts packages from BPW and PE Automotive with discounts of up to 40%
Corona hits the transport industry hard. This means that many transport companies are doing without the purchase of new trailers, with some even saving on maintenance. BPW and PE Automotive are therefore launching a support programme together to have fleets of trailers reconditioned, keeping them on the road for longer.
BPW convinces vehicle manufacturers and freight forwarders with ease
Digitalisation, lack of drivers, climate regulations, corona crisis: in the transport world, nothing remains as it was. Only one thing seems to have been immovably fixed for 14 years: BPW wins the ETM Award as strongest brand for trailer axles and running gear systems.
T Sport Bernau: BPW Group extends partnership with Truck Racing Team
The Truck Racing Team T Sport Bernau with driver and runner-up European champion Antonio Albacete can look forward to the support of the BPW Group this year. PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG and BPW Bergische Achsen KG have extended their partnership with the team for 2020. The BPW Aftermarket Group Deutschland as well as the brands Monark and Ermax are also getting involved.
BPW wins Automotive Brand Contest for motionist.com
A successful start for motionist.com: just one year after its launch, BPW's online transport and logistics portal has been awarded with the Automotive Brand Contest. The German Design Council's renowned international brand and design competition has honoured motionist.com as winner in the Digital category.
Thermo King and BPW Announce Collaboration
Two leaders in freight transport solutions reveal cooperation for the development of a zero-emission power source for refrigerated trailers.
Marketplace for mobility data: BPW Group invests in UZE Mobility - Round target of € 7.2 million achieved in 1st quarter 2020
The BPW Group has acquired a stake in UZE Mobility GmbH. The Bremen-based start-up is setting up a worldwide Big Data marketplace on an AI basis to collect and market environment and mobility data. Previous developers of the company include Prof. Dr. Ing. Achim Kampker and the MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston.
BPW works doctor now also treats sick truck drivers
Dr Gunnar Heymer, works doctor for BPW, will now also treat truck drivers who fall ill on the road. BPW is a member of the DocStop initiative, which provides truck drivers with medical treatment while on the road if they call the Europe-wide hotline on 00800 03627867. BPW Managing Director Michael Pfeiffer calls on other companies to do more to ensure the well-being of truck drivers.
More usable load, less fuel consumption: BPW offers the lightest trailer running gear of all times for extremely efficient transport
The new world champion in featherweight is called BPW: With novel lightweight components, BPW pushes the module weight of the 9t Airlight II trailer running gear to under 370 kilograms. This brings not only unprecedented lightness to heavy goods traffic, but also allows transport companies to benefit from more usable load and digital services throughout the vehicle's life.
VerkehrsRundschau award for BPW’s Political Education training programme
At BPW, apprentices learn far more than just a profession – for example, they also organise political discussion groups and hold their own meetings in Wiehl’s town hall. This is all thanks to the company’s own Political Education programme. In honour of this extraordinary commitment, BPW has now been awarded the VerkehrsRundschau award in the ‘Apprenticeships and Further Training’ category.
BPW expects CO2-pricing to drive innovation in transport and logistics
Between 2017 and 2018, BPW Bergische Achsen KG reduced its CO2 emissions by 60 percent to 7,855 tonnes. This dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions at the main production plant was made possible by shifting to green electricity and e-mobility. However, the family business sees the highest potential for more climate protection in its innovations for transport and logistics.