iF Design Award for iGurt by BPW - Intelligent Cargo Restraints
We are happy to announce that BPW received the second trophy: the ceremony of the iF design award will be on March 15 in the BMW World in Munich. When it was introduced to the market at the IAA Commercial Vehicles, the innovative iGurt was awarded second place in the "Trailer Innovation 2019".
Transport damages caused by poorly-secured freight are routine in the transport business; serious accidents and damages to the load frequently occur due to rolling and tipping truck trailers. BPW is now tackling one of the main causes with intelligent cargo restraints: the iGurt checks and documents the tension of the lashing strap and promises massive savings. The sturdy, shockproof iGurt housing is designed for long-term use on the trailer.
The iGurt smartphone app also provides for full documentation of the correct cargo restraints throughout the entire transport process. This means that sensitive and valuable transports can be transported more reliably and securely. Even a 10% reduction in damages for a medium-sized freight forwarder means that the system will already have paid for itself. It results in lower personnel costs for processing damages claims and reduces the insurance costs considerably. An additional aspect is the reduced risk of accident.
The handy device can easily be fastened to the lashing strap, making the one-off set-up on the vehicle's lashing straps a quick process. All of the devices in use show the respective preload force on their housing and also send the data to the driver’s smartphone via bluetooth. If one of the lashing straps becomes loose, the iGurt system smartphone app immediately sounds an alarm. An excessive preload force, which might damage a susceptible load, is also displayed.
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The BPW Group, based in Wiehl, Germany, is a dependable international mobility and system partner for the transport industry, serving as a one-stop shop for innovative solutions. Its portfolio embraces axles, suspension systems and brake technologies (BPW), locking systems and bodywork technology (Hestal), lighting systems (Ermax), composite technologies (HBN-Teknik), and user-friendly telematics applications for trucks and trailers (idem telematics). BPW Group’s technologies and services support manufacturers’ cost-effective workflows and enable vehicle operators to manage their fleets efficiently by maximising the transparency of loading and transport processes. The owner-managed BPW Group encompasses 70 companies worldwide and employs around 7,000 people.
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