Bowmonk Ltd Acquires K M Bowen

Bowmonk Ltd continues to grow with the acquisition of K M Bowen.

We are  pleased to announce the successful acquisition  K M Bowen . This strategic move reinforces Bowmonk’s commitment to advancing calibration expertise and expanding its comprehensive solutions for brake testing meters.

“Our acquisition of K M Bowen Company is a testament to our dedication to maintaining the highest standards in brake testing meter calibration , support and  sales. The integration of their expertise into our operations will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities and further solidify Bowmonk Ltd as the go-to provider for calibration solutions in the industry for decelerometers and tint meters,” remarked Stuart Window (General Manager) at Bowmonk Ltd.

Any questions please call (01603) 485153 or email [email protected]




Our Bowmonk AFM2 features in UpNorthLive News Michigan

The Bowmonk AFM2 featured on area news in Michigan USA.

The BOWMONK AFM2 is a compact, portable electronic instrument for measuring and recording the maximum deceleration possible on an airport runway or road surface. The AFM2 is recognised worldwide and approved by leading civil aviation authorities, including the FAA, the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau, the Romanian Civil Aeronautic Authority and Transport Canada.






Please meet our new Ireland distributor

We are pleased to announce we have recently enlisted Ard Products in Dundalk as their official Irish distributor. “We are pleased to be associated with Karl and Fergal McKevitt. They are ideally situated to fully promote the Bowmonk product range”.
With Karl and Fergal, Bowmonk UK technical executive Chris Bailey recently visited haulier Liam Hanlon of Hanlon Transport in Co. Louth to demonstrate Bowmonk`s DVSA approved portable BrakeCheck.
Ard Products website can be found here

Bowmonk exhibiting at the CV Show 2023 stand 4B30

Bowmonk Tapley at the CV Show 2019 STAND 4B30


Bowmonk Tapley will be demonstrating BrakeCheck – the popular DVSA-approved portable brake tester for recording and printing brake test results.  BrakeCheck is fully approved for interim safety inspection brake tests and for the 3-monthly voluntary brake test.  The new BrakeCheck Geo, with built-in GPS so that the exact location of the brake test can be recorded, will also be on the stand.

Also on display is our newly developed i-PDM (intelligent Power Distribution Module) a device used to replace conventional relays and fuses in a vehicle electrical system making OEM / retrofit electrical system an ease to fit and maintain.

Bowmonk’s on-board weighing division goes from strength to strength, and now caters for all vehicles from 3.5t to 44t, with either air, mechanical or mixed suspension.  Visitors to the stand will be able to see a live demo of Bowmonk’s on-board weighing system, including a Bluetooth link to a nearby smartphone for single-man loading or electronic recording of weight data.  Bowmonk’s weighing systems are also able to send weight data to various third-party telematics systems – including TomTom Webfleet and, via the T5 EDR, our Intelligo cloud reporting solution.

Other diagnostic products on display will include SensorCheck, for quickly diagnosing ABS-related faults without having to remove the road wheel, and TrailerCheck which allows single-man testing of trailer lighting, ABS circuitry and CAN activity.

Bowmonk’s In-CarPC division will be showing a range of 5G/4G Wi-Fi routers, which can utilise high-gain external antennas to offer a reliable source of internet connectivity especially in more remote locations.

Bowmonk to showcase OBW at LAMMA 2023 (Hall 19 Stand 19.640)

Bowmonk will be showcasing its latest On Board Weighing products at the 2023 LAMMA show. we can be found at Hall 19 Stand 19.640

LAMMA, the UK’s leading agricultural machinery, equipment and services show, will take place on January 10th  and 11th , 2023, at the NEC in Birmingham.

LAMMA is the UK’s premier farm machinery show which aims to connect farmers from all sectors with companies who can provide machinery, technology and equipment for the farming industry.

We look forward to seeing you there.


BCprint Software now available for printing/saving results to a PC

Bowmonk have recently released our BCprint software which allows all data to be downloaded from the ALL Bowmonk Brake Tester devices to a Windows PC.

Save, print or view test results on-screen, BCprint software enables the brake tester results to include the Vehicle Registration Number, Trailer ID , Ground conditions and name of the inspector, along with any additional notes.

To use BCprint, you must use the Serial or USB download cables to connect to the Bowmonk BrakeCheck devices.

Software can be downloaded via here
A electronic key must be purchased from Bowmonk to use the software (1 key per PC) to purchase this please call (01603) 485153 or email [email protected]



100 x BrakeCheck kits sent out overseas distributor.


A very busy week in the Bowmonk HQ. Fulfilling orders, calibrating meters and this 100 BrakeCheck kit order for one of our overseas distributors in Europe.
Bowmonk/Tapley has become the world leaders in handheld brake testing technology for a range of different industries. for example:


For more information please contact us on 01603 485153 or email us on [email protected]












Selwood Working With Bowmonk For Plant Hire Brake Testing

Equipment hire specialist Selwood is to use cutting-edge brake testing technology on its entire fleet of wheeled plant after entering into a partnership with Bowmonk.
All the company’s wheeled hire vehicles will undergo regular brake testing procedures using Bowmonk equipment as part of Selwood’s stringent pre-hire safety checking regime.
Customers will be issued with a test sheet at the point of hire to show that the service brake and handbrakes have passed.
Bowmonk’s equipment makes it easy to test wheeled equipment without having to attach fixing kits and complicated circuits to the fleet. Its highly-sensitive devices measure the rate of deceleration when braking to determine and report on vehicle brake efficiency.
Results can be output to a printer which is infra-red linked to the BrakeCheck and can also be uploaded to Selwood’s computer systems to be stored.
The use of Bowmonk’s highly-portable BrakeCheck tester also means that brake safety checks can easily be made after on-site repairs have been carried out.
Chris Garrett, CEO of Selwood, said: “Safety and customer confidence are of paramount importance to Selwood, and we carry out highly detailed pre-hire inspections before any of our equipment goes out for hire.
“We always strive to deliver the highest standards to our customers, and Bowmonk’s leading brake testing technology is a perfect fit for Selwood’s testing regime.”
The new systems have been purchased for all Selwood’s plant hire branches across the country, and Bowmonk’s staff helped introduce a training programme for Selwood’s plant hire teams.
Bowmonk`s UK Technical Executive, Chris Bailey said: “Selwood is renowned for its high safety standards and we were pleased to be asked to help build on these by introducing our BrakeCheck devices.
“The portability and ease of use of our systems make them ideal for plant hire applications, where safety is a primary driver for customers.”
For more information about Selwood see .

RT Nelson continues with using Bowmonk OBW for accurate livestock weighing

RT Nelson have one of the largest fleets of livestock trailers in the South East. Because they collect their payload in weight and not volume, it is important for them to be as accurate as possible. In this industry, guesswork is not an option as this could mean losing thousands of pounds over time.


RT Nelson`s Transport Manager Jon Symons says “We would have to load our trailers with livestock, drive to a weighbridge to establish the payload weight, deliver to the customer and then drive back to the weighbridge to establish the dropped weight. This procedure was necessary for every drop. Very costly and time-consuming.
After some research we found a system from Bowmonk-Tapley that suited our needs perfectly. We can now start our day knowing the payload, make the first drop and note the payload difference on the in-cab display and print the values to verify the dropped payload weight for the customer on the in-cab thermal printer. After trialling on one unit & trailer, we were confident enough to outfit other combinations”.

Bowmonk’s bespoke On Board Weigh scales in demand for extendable container trailers

The company’s On-Board weighing division has seen an increase in sales of their popular weigh scales, particularly from operators of extendable container trailers, with a quantity being recently supplied and installed for one of their Italian customers, who also wanted a print facility. Bowmonk`s weigh scale application is flexible enough to cater for the varying skeletal lengths of all container trailers, typically 20` to 40` lengths.

To discuss your bespoke weigh scale requirements, please call the Bowmonk sales team on 01603 485153.