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Infomobil on Tour in Ireland

A skilled work force with quality equipment is an invaluable key to any company’s success. BPW are strong supporters of this idea and regularly offer training for their customers, so they can optimise the performance of their renowned axle and...

Hireco’s 1,265 Trailer Order Largest to Date All on BPW Axles

Trailer rental specialist, Hireco, have placed their largest order to date for 1,265 trailers, all on BPW axle and suspension systems with ECO Plus 3 drum brakes.

On the decision to specify BPW for their entire order, Hireco’s Managing Director,...

CV Show 2018 A Great Success For BPW

Memories of the 2018 CV Show live on for BPW Limited as our stand was honoured to appear on Transport News' homepage, advertising their latest issue covering the UK’s busy NEC show.

This year our stand showcased the best selling range of BPW...

Always Fit Genuine BPW Brake Shoes For Performance And Security

Transport operators today face an ever-growing number of costs and regulations, which can affect their profitability. To succeed in this environment reliability is key for the modern fleet engineer, looking to maximise fleet utilisation and...

BPW's Alex Mickowski Takes The Ultra White Collar Boxing Challenge

Boxing is perhaps the most challenging of all sports. Renowned for punishing training regimes and that final decisive battle to prove yourself in the ring.

BPW’s Alex Mickowski has bravely decided to face this challenge. A production operator at...

BPW's eSolutions - Electric Drive and Trailer Power Generation

Under the name eSolutions, BPW is developing two new electrical concepts for economical and low-emission transport - ePower and eTransport. Together they target the electrification of axles whilst offering a practical solution for electric power...

It's Showtime for BPW at the NEC

It is CV Show time again and BPW are busy preparing their stand 3D111 for unveiling in the Cool Zone at the NEC Birmingham.

Free to visit from Tuesday 24 - Thursday 26 April 2018, The CV Show is the largest industry event in the UK. An ideal...

transport engineer features BPW tech talk

Transport Engineer’s new Tech Talk feature in the January 2018 magazine focuses on 'Specifying Trailer Brakes' with expert advice from BPW’s Engineering Manager, Roger Thorpe.

Since trailers are predominately made to UK operators' specification...

j richardson transport wins scottish fleet of the year 2018

Local Company Wins Top Industry Award. J Richardson Transport lifted the Scottish Fleet of the Year title at the annual Transport News Scottish Rewards presentation ceremony held in Glasgow on Friday 10 November.

The popular breakfast...

for stress free fleet control use BPW telematics

Cargofleet 3 is the next generation telematics portal developed in house by BPW. Designed by BPW Group member, idem telematics, this new online platform gives transport operators access to a far greater level of data to monitor, and therefore the...

views of BPW's tcsd 2017 stand at the ricoh arena

BPW joined over 100 leading suppliers from the frozen and chilled logistics industry at the TCS&D show. Held from 13-14 September at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, visitors were able to view the largest display of refrigerated vehicles in the UK and...

david newell named technician of the year

Congratulations to David Newell from the NI Trucks depot in Portadown who has been named Technician of the Year at the annual Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards. A delighted David was presented with the award, sponsored by BPW...

message from lin ray

Thank you to everyone within the industry for their kindness to the family and donations on behalf of Pete.

BPW caravan running gear sales and support now through al-ko

Following the sale by BPW of the Group’s light trailer running gear business, BPW Fahrzeugtechnik to AL-KO Vehicle Technology, BPW Limited will no longer be responsible for the sale and support of light trailer and caravan running gears throughout...

BPW exhibiting at 2017 tcsd show

TCSD is the UK's only dedicated event for frozen and chilled logistics professionals and an important event in the industry calendar. Being held at their new venue for 2017, the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, visitors can view the largest display of...

BPW appoint richard brodie as new sales engineer for scotland

Leading trailer component and running gear supplier, BPW, has appointed Richard Brodie as Sales Engineer for Scotland. On his appointment Richard said, “It’s exciting to be a part of the organisation, a leader within the transport industry, and I...

peter ray's funeral arrangements

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Peter Ray who passed away on Thursday, 15 June 2017, following a long battle with cancer. Pete was a much loved and respected friend and colleague to us all, who will be greatly missed by...

BPW's cv show stand featured in transport news

Following the 2017 CV Show, BPW's striking stand design was featured in the July 2017 issue of Transport News. Described as a "centrepiece in Hall 3" "this veritable beacon of light cleverly combined modern lines" with "art deco" inspired corner...

daniel newton out to impress v9 academy at man city training ground

In 2016, Jamie Vardy and Leicester City became global sensations when, against all odds, they won the Premier League. Today, through his V9 Academy, Jamie offers talented young footballers the opportunity to fulfill their own dreams of playing in...

BPW's technical tips no. 12 - remove the drain bungs

Most piston type or double-diaphragm type brake actuators are supplied with drain bungs in the front and rear low pressure housings. When these actuators are fitted correctly to the axle the lower bung in each housing should be removed to allow...

BPW technical tip's no. 11 - disc brake caliper

The BPW ECO-Disc brake caliper is built around low maintenance technology. The guide-pins and tappet boots need to be inspected annually. Remove the road wheel and pads. Grasp the caliper body with both hands ensure that it will move freely from...

BPW's technical tips no. 10 - check the sensor

ABS sensors play an important role in ensuring that the ABS (anti-lock braking system) and the roll stability functions of the trailer brake ECU (electronic control unit) function correctly.

When you remove a hub for maintenance take a moment...

BPW's technical tips no. 9 - automatic slack adjuster

The BPW automatic slack adjuster is a precision component that ensures correct adjustment of the drum brakes. This component requires greasing at every statutory inspection.

Annually the brake should be de-adjusted and the slack adjuster...

BPW's technical tips no. 8 - camshaft bush maintenance

BPW camshaft bushes have a reputation for being the most reliable in the industry.

The correct greasing is essential to ensure that the maximum life is obtained from the camshaft and bushes and that brake performance is maintained between...

BPW's technical tips no. 7 - standard din taper roller bearings

All BPW hubs are built around standard DIN taper roller bearings. This not only ensures long and trouble free life when used with our ECO Li+ grease but it also means that bearing wear is adjustable.

When a hub is removed for brake...

BPW's technical tips no. 6 - team support

Within our standard range of air suspensions and axles for trailers, we have around 950 permutations.

Most of these are covered in our standard drawing programs which can be downloaded from our website www.bpw.co.uk/technical

As part of...

BPW's technical tips no. 5 - your warranty terms

BPW running gear systems are built to the highest standards but if a problem should arise then it is comforting to know that most axles and suspensions from the standard range are supplied with a 5 year warranty.

There are some components such...

visit BPW stand 3d79 hall 3 cv show 2017

Globally renowned for their intelligent running gear systems, BPW will highlight their drum and disc brake axles featuring ECO Plus 3 hubs with ECO Air COMPACT suspension. These hubs apply the Formula 1 principle allowing simple removal of the...

BPW's technical tips no. 4 - tractor trailer braking imbalance

Tractor/trailer braking imbalance (compatibility) is as much a nuisance today as it was in the days prior to EBS being standard on towing and towed vehicles.

This can cause problems ranging from under-utilisation on the trailer brakes, which...

BPW's technical tips no. 3 - self-steer axles

If you operate vehicles fitted with BPW Self Steering axles then the maintenance period is 6 weeks. It is essential to observe this as it an essential requirement in ensuring the longevity of the king-pins and bushes. It is a good idea to jack...

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