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Restructuring of the PE-management: PE Automotive is taking a further step of development.

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2017 10:25 CET

Wuppertal, 14.11.2017 --- As of March 1st, 2018, Mr. Ralf Maurer will join the management of PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG as Managing Director and take over chairmanship. With this, PE Automotive is taking a further step to enable the market-oriented expansion of the company for the coming years.

Mr. Maurer has many years of experience in renowned retail companies such as the Metro Group. For the past four years, he has been responsible for Category- and Inventory Management, International Sourcing and Pricing at Europart as member of the management board. In addition, the 52-year-old graduate in business administration has more than ten years of experience in the automotive aftermarket, including the position of Managing Director at the point S Group and Carglass.

PE Automotive, as member of the international BPW Group, has been able to significantly expand its product portfolio in the last two years to over 18,000 items. Christian Freitag, Managing Partner of PE Automotive, says: "We want to continue our growth over the next few years and, in particular, advance the expansion of our product range in order to offer our customers the fullest possible range."

Furthermore, Mr. Maurer will become Managing Director of the BPW Aftermarket Group Deutschland GmbH and thus contribute his expertise in the areas of trade and automotive aftermarket to the strategic development of the BPW Aftermarket Group.

Michael Pfeiffer, Managing Partner of BPW, emphasizes: "I am convinced that Mr. Maurer will play a key role in taking PE Automotive to the next strategic level. In addition to that, Mr. Maurer will actively contribute to achieving the goals of the BPW Group as international mobility partner for vehicle operators.“ 

About PE Automotive

PE Automotive, based in Wuppertal, is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of spare- and wear parts for commercial vehicles.
Its workshop-oriented product solutions make PE attractive for all workshops that aim to impress customers with top-class and efficient repair services. An international and highly efficient network of PE trade partners ensures widespread availability of PE spare parts. The owner-run family company was founded in 1947 and employs 135 people. More information can be found at www.pe.de


About BPW Group
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 more than 60 companies worldwide and employs around 6,400 people. www.wethinktransport.com

As of March 1st, 2018, Mr. Ralf Maurer will join the management of PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG as Managing Director and take over chairmanship. With this, PE Automotive is taking a further step to enable the market-oriented expansion of the company for the coming years.

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ECO Disc confirmed as Europe’s most popular trailer disc brake as production passes two-million mark

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2017 18:05 CET

The trailer disc brake ECO Disc manufactured by BPW Bergische Achsen KG is a runaway success. Countless hauliers have come to appreciate its quality credentials since it was introduced seven years ago. In September, total production passed the two-million mark. And in 2016 ECO Disc was the top-selling trailer disc brake on the European market.

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BPW air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD now adopted as standard for Knapen moving floor trailers

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2017 17:00 CEST

Knapen Trailers, the Dutch manufacturer of moving floor trailers is underlining its trust in BPW quality for its vehicles. With immediate effect the company is equipping its trailers with the new reinforced BPW air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD (EAC HD).

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BPW develops hydraulic drive axle AGRO Drive for agricultural trailers

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2017 17:22 CEST

On soft, loose soils or when operating on banks or hillsides, agricultural vehicles often reach their limits. In order to facilitate vehicle start-ups on such surfaces and to prevent getting stuck, BPW has developed a hydraulic drive axle for agricultural trailers: the BPW AGRO Drive. The AGRO Drive axle is celebrating its world premiere at Agritechnica this November.

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BPW at Agritechnica 2017: Go on when others stop

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2017 17:15 CEST

At Agritechnica, the world's leading trade fair for agricultural engineering, which takes place in Hanover from 12 until 18 November 2017, BPW will be exhibiting a diverse range of solutions in the field of running gears for agricultural vehicles and machinery under the motto "Go on when others stop". The hydraulic drive axle BPW AGRO Drive will be celebrating its world premiere at the fair.

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It’s all about mobility – BPW Group at NUFAM fair

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 09:31 CEST

At this year’s commercial vehicle trade fair (NUFAM) in Karlsruhe (28.9. until 1.10.), the BPW booth (C 205 in Hall 2) is focusing on solutions for optimising mobility. The brands BPW, Hestal and idem telematics are showing products that enable vehicle operators to ensure trailer reliability while reducing costs, minimising downtimes and utilising the best processes and routes.

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A year of workshop trainings in the cool BPW loft: BPW’s highly innovative approach to imparting know-how for professionals

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2017 11:16 CEST

BPW is also an innovation leader in the industry when it comes to training: for around a year , BPW has been putting on workshop seminars in an industrial loft with space in which to park an entire trailer. Instead of slide presentations in conference rooms, the focus is on practical work and motivation. Among the latest to experience the impressive facility was a team from EWALS Cargo Care.

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ECO Plus bearings enter the heavyweight division – BPW introduces Formula 1-style pit stops for 12 t low loader axles

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2017 15:00 CEST

BPW has already revolutionised operation, maintenance and servicing of trailer axles with its popular 9 t ECO Plus bearings. Their enclosed design prolongs service life and achieves maximum availability. Following their introduction in 2000, ECO Plus bearings quickly became a best-seller and redefined the benchmark for economy within the industry.

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Inquisitive streak makes BPW a leading innovator

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2017 17:22 CEST

Best brand, best employer, best training company, GreenTec Award, and now a top-100 innovator among SMEs – the transport specialist BPW has certainly been scooping up accolades recently. These prizes are the outcome not of good fortune, but of a rigorous innovation strategy, as the company’s managers outline below.

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Best-informed judges in commercial vehicle sector recognise BPW as top brand of 2017

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2017 16:37 CEST

Competition in the commercial vehicle industry is tough, and there are no stricter judges than the professionals who work with its manufacturers, products and solutions every day. It was by no means to be taken for granted that these industry experts would recognise BPW as the best brand for the 11th time in succession.

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About BPW Bergische Achsen KG

About BPW Bergische Achsen KG
BPW Bergische Achsen KG is the parent company of the BPW Group. With more than 1,600 employees, including around 120 trainees, the family-run 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 provides vehicle manufacturers and vehicle operators with the opportunity to increase economic efficiency in their production and transport processes. www.bpw.de/en

About BPW Group
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 more than 60 companies worldwide and employs around 6,400 people. www.wethinktransport.com

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  • BPW Bergische Achsen KG
  • Ohlerhammer
  • 51674 Wiehl
  • Germany