[Video] BPW With High-Tech Axles and Digitization, Toward the Agriculture 4.0

The BPW Group is growing successfully. With its high-tech axles and digital innovations, the company is driving the Agriculture 4.0 trend.

The BPW Agro Hub, now with weighing system. Source: BPW
  • BPW leading the Agriculture 4.0 trend with high-tech axles and digitisation
  • Successfully growing 365 days a year: exhibition booth showcasing solutions for the fertilize and harvesting process
  • Trade fair highlights include weighing without scales

Once considered rustic, the agricultural sector is now regarded as the avant-garde of the commercial vehicle industry – today, innovations often begin in the fields before they reach construction sites and motorways. Conversely, more and more contractors and farmers are relying on large drawbar trailers built for use on motorways, as they increasingly have to cover longer distances with heavier loads between the farm and the field. Both developments put BPW in a perfect position to become a major system partner for the agricultural machinery industry – its Hungarian subsidiary BPW-Hungária, which specialises in agricultural applications, has been growing successfully for years.

According to Peter Csánk, Head of Sales Agriculture Division:

‘BPW demonstrates what we mean when we speak of a system partnership – we work closely with vehicle manufacturers, contractors and farmers to jointly develop relevant innovations with impressive customer benefits.’

The Agriculture 4.0 trend could clearly saw at BPW’s exhibition booth, where the company has exhibited its running gear technology over the course of the year – BPW offers a tailor-made solution for every agricultural process.

The BPW AGRO Hub weighing system is extremely robust, and all of the data is displayed visually and transferred directly to the towing vehicle via ISOBUS and wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth. The first leading manufacturers are now installing the system in their vehicles.

About BPW Agrar

BPW-Hungária Kft., an entirely owned subsidiary of BPW Bergische Achsen KG, is the specialist for agricultural running gear systems and special axles within the BPW Group. The company’s product portfolio ranges from moving axle stubs to single axles and complete tridem running gears with frames, including suspension and fitted brake systems for a unit load of over 30 tonnes. Over 1,500 employees produce the high-quality and technically sophisticated axles and running gear systems in Hungary. The agricultural products are sold through the member companies of the BPW Group around the globe.

About the BPW Group

The BPW Group researches, develops and manufactures everything needed to keep transport moving, safe, illuminated, intelligent and digitally connected. With its brands BPW, Ermax, HBN, HESTAL and idem telematics, the company group is a preferred system partner of the commercial vehicle industry around the globe for running gears, brakes, lighting, fasteners and superstructure technology, telematics and other key components for trucks, trailers and buses. The BPW Group provides a comprehensive range of mobility services for transport businesses, ranging from a global service network to spare parts supply and intelligent networking of vehicles, drivers and freight. The owner-operated company group currently employs 7,200 staff in more than 50 countries.

Source: BPW