BH SENS is a pioneer in the development and evolution of TPMS and is one of the leading TPMS manufacturers worldwide. German vehicle manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, VW, but also international manufacturers have trusted the innovative and reliable TPMS solutions from BH SENS for more than 20 years.
Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?
BH SENS: BH SENS stands for quality and outstanding functionality according to vehicle manufacturer specifications and provides a complete offering of IntelliSens tire pressure sensors with RDE direct fit solutions and programmable universal sensor solutions. Both product lines are based on the longstanding expertise of automotive experience in TPMS and are tailored to the needs and requirements in the independent aftermarket.
E.E: What’s the news about new products?
BH SENS: BH SENS offers a unique TPMS package specially developed for the requirements for commercial vehicles and buses. The OE Replacement Sensors RDE021 and RDE235 cover the most popular vehicles and can be installed without programming. In addition, the updateable Universal Sensor UVS01HD is the ideal solution to fulfill the EU TPMS legislation for commercial vehicle and buses. The UVS01HD simplifies fleet management by its clone function and allows a fast and easy replacement. With the TPMS diagnostic device DT24HD, meeting the demands for TPMS service for commercial vehicles and buses, BH SENS provides a full package to the customer.
E.E: What are the ranges of products?
BH SENS: Our product portfolio ranges from OE tire pressure sensors, to universal tire pressure sensors, as well as TPMS programming devices and accessories such as TPMS valves.
E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?
BH SENS: In the USA, a TPMS for passenger vehicle has been mandatory since 2008. In Europe, passenger vehicles produced since November 2014 are required to be equipped with a TPMS. Since July 2022 they are also legally mandatory for newly homologated commercial vehicles, buses, trailers and semi-trailers. From 2024 all newly registered commercial vehicles must be equipped with TPMS.
E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?
BH SENS: The universal sensors are becoming more and more popular because of the high flexibility. For many workshops the TPMS service is now a common process and they know how to program a universal sensor. But we see also that many workshops are still afraid of TPMS and need a lot of training.
E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?
BH SENS: Beside the new UVS01HD, BH SENS has launched a programmable multi vehicle protocol sensor. This sensor is available in six different types and each type has many vehicle protocols already pre-programmed. Therefore, no programming is necessary to save time during the TPMS service. But it is also programmable like a normal universal sensor to keep the level of flexibility for our customers as high as possible.
E.E: What estimations do you have for the rest of 2022?
BH SENS: The market is currently very challenging. The industry is facing exorbitant cost increases and the number of new vehicle registrations is decreasing. This leads into less demand in Europe, a TPMS market which is mainly driven by the winter tire business. We are expecting a positive change from 2023.
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