Pushing the throttle as far as it will go on the straight. Braking at the last moment, turning the steering wheel and heaving the 5,300-kilo truck through the chicane: It almost feels like being on the real track – but it is a virtual race. This is how the European truck racing scene shortens the waiting time until the season starts.
As a running gear system manufacturer for truck trailers and semi-trailers, BPW has always stood for merging tradition with modernity. With the iGurt, an intelligent system for securing loads, BPW in Wiehl has presented a real innovation: The smart product was developed to production readiness within 2.5 years. How exactly does such a process work?
Telematics, roof height adjustment system, self-steering trailer axle: modern technologies are conquering the fleet. But what do they really achieve? That is exactly what the Italian haulier Bennato Ulisse & Figli wanted to know: As part of the BPW Movin’ Stars campaign, they extensively tested the innovative products of the BPW Group in their day-to-day business for four weeks.
Purchasing telematics hardware and software from different manufacturers on one portal: This is now possible with the new online marketplace telematics24.de. One of the leading tech partners is the IT service provider tiramizoo. Its transport management system for urban logistics enables highly efficient inner-city logistics processes.
The Turkish commercial vehicle industry is struggling with declining sales, but quality remains in demand, particularly in difficult economic times – more than 20,000 BPW axles and air suspension systems were assembled in BPW Otomotiv’s plant near Istanbul in 2018, and the company’s production output has tripled in the past five years.
Why make it complicated if it can be simple? To trace the forces that impact a running gear during a field test, Reiner Moog used to have to unpack all his measuring equipment. Now, with the mini black box, the head of field testing at running gear specialists BPW Bergische Achsen is breaking new ground: the new device fits inside a case and can be ready to use in two hours. This might not sound spectacular, but it could be the Holy Grail of measurement technology.
India’s economy is flourishing with remarkable growth rates. The requirements for transport and logistics are also growing in line with this. Kamal, one of India’s largest manufacturers of tipper vehicles, has now installed BPW air suspension in its first tipper. The technology offers many advantages, in particular given the harsh conditions on the country’s roads.
BPW’s Movin’ Stars campaign is proving once again how the cost-effectiveness of transport can be optimised. Four test trailers have been fully kitted out with innovative solutions from the BPW Group. Hauliers can drive them for free for real-life practical experience.
Finnish commercial spares dealer Trailcon – a BPW Group subsidiary – has developed a container that functions as a mobile spares store, giving workshops round-the-clock access to parts.
Thanks to the unique ‘digital DNA’ of all components, BPW is revolutionising how semi-trailer running gear is configured, ordered, produced, assembled and maintained. The digitalisation of all components and processes is making it much easier to find spare parts.
To ensure that sensitive goods such as medication or fresh foodstuffs stay cool during transport, you need the best technology and the highest degree of reliability throughout the supply chain. That’s why the Hesse-based haulier B & M Logistics-Service and the sushi producer Natsu Foods from Neuss rely on telematics solutions from idem telematics.
BPW is launching a plug-and-play auxiliary steering system with innovative sensor technology.
Rolling on where others fear to tread – BPW’s hydraulic drive axle AGRO Drive digs deep when the going gets tough. The hydrostatic drive system keeps trailers and agricultural machinery on the move.