BPW BrakePadMonitor Showing Deals At Trade Fair

MUNICH, Germany–BPW, the leading innovator in brake-lining sensor technology is offering transport companies special deals on its BrakePadMonitor in the coming weeks as part of its presence at the Transport Logistic Fair here.

The company, which developed the first brake lining wear sensor system to continuously and contactlessly monitor brake lining wear and display, is offering a BPW maintenance contract including telematics (offered through a partnership with idem telematics) starting at 75 euros per month.

The offer is good across Europe from June 4 to July 31.

Customers will receive deep discounts on special packages consisting of maintenance, telematics and innovative predictive maintenance services. In doing this, BPW hopes to persuade owners of transport companies to switch to a TCO-based view of costs.

The trade fair deals revolve around telematics, which transforms trailers from mere attachments into the centrepieces of an intelligent transport system. Thanks to its manufacturer-agnostic approach, idem telematics’ Cargofleet platform is the most widely used on the European market – digitally connecting trucks, trailers and freight for efficient fleet management.

As an attractive trade fair package, BPW is offering its PSP trailer maintenance contract including the telematics hardware gateway and basic telematics service, which includes satellite positioning for recording the vehicle’s position and route tracking (transmission interval every 15 minutes), use of the Cargofleet 3 telematics platform, six months of data storage and technical support throughout the entire duration of the contract.

The cost of the maintenance contract is determined according to the customer’s individual requirements (e.g. vehicle type, contract term and mileage). For instance, 60 months of maintenance, including telematics service, is available for a complete three-axle curtainsider or a dry box trailer with BPW disc brakes for as little as 75 euros per month (up to 100,000 km of mileage per year).

Trade fair offer number two: Brake lining wear

BPW and idem telematics are also offering an attractive solution to encourage customers to begin implementing predictive maintenance: the BrakePadMonitor, which is the first brake lining wear sensor system to continuously and contactlessly monitor brake lining wear and display it over time. This solution allows hauliers to proactively schedule service appointments for the right time instead of having brake linings changed early or, in the worst case, too late, which can cause costs to skyrocket.

Customers receive the telematics hardware gateway with a basic telematics service package, the BrakePadMonitor and 12 brake linings at a package price of 999 euros for a three-axle vehicle. EBS cables are also included in the package, which means that EBS data from the trailer can also be clearly displayed via the telematics system. BPW and idem telematics are also offering attractive discounts on the BrakePadMonitor for existing telematics users.

According to Jens Zeller, CEO of idem telematics: ‘All of the solutions and services from BPW and idem telematics are designed to make running a transport company noticeably easier – and also to cut costs. We are offering these attractive trade fair packages at transport logistic to incentivise visitors to become familiar with and test the service and cost benefits of the BPW Group. The offers are valid across Europe from 4 June to 31 July. It is definitely worth stopping by the BPW and idem telematics booth at the transport logistic trade fair to profit from the offers.’

About BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft
BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft is the parent company of the BPW Group. With over 1,600 employees, including around 120 trainees, the family-owned company has been developing and producing complete running gear systems for truck trailers and semi-trailers at its headquarters in Wiehl since 1898. BPW’s technologies include axle systems, brake technology, suspension and bearings. BPW’s trailer axles and running gear systems are in use in millions of vehicles around the world. An extensive range of services also offers vehicle manufacturers and operators the ability to increase the efficiency of their production and transport processes. www.bpw.de/en


David Kiley
David Kiley

David Kiley is Chief of Content for The BRAKE Report. Kiley is an award-winning business journalist and author, having covered the auto industry for USA Today, Businessweek, AOL/Huffington Post, as well as written articles for Automobile and Popular Mechanics.