PE, founded in 1947 and operated by the founding family, is one of the leading producers in the independent aftermarket. The PE brand has been registered internationally since 1979.

The comprehensive and rapidly growing commercial replacement parts range is developed in the company's own facilities and is based on high safety, quality and manufacturing standards. Demanding free and tied workshops trust in the workshop-oriented products from PE to ensure perfect repairs for trailers and commercial vehicles.

The international network of PE trading partners ensures the availability of PE replacement parts, both reliably and quickly, wherever they are needed.

Board of Management

As an independent company within the BPW Group, PE concentrates on the strategic realisation of long-term company goals with short decision-making paths, a strong management team and employees open to change.

Identity and strategy are factors that a company must constantly face up to. Successfully managing the change and, nevertheless, maintaining continuity is a challenge that the management of PE not only support, but actively encourage.

Long-term and cooperative business relations are forged on the basis of the consistently high quality standard of our products.


We want to become the world's market leader for workshop-oriented replacement part solutions.

As an owner-operated company of the BPW Group, we enable experts around the world to repair any commercial vehicle optimally and safely with our products. Wholesalers and workshops are sure of both our service and our repair-oriented product offering.


The BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft has its headquarters in Wiehl near Cologne and is a reliable mobility and system partner for the transport industry. The BPW Group is globally active and offers innovative solutions from a single source. The portfolio ranges from axles to suspension systems and brake technologies through to locking systems and bodywork technology, illumination systems and plastic technologies as well as user-friendly telematics applications for trucks and trailers. The technologies and services implemented by the BPW Group create the greatest possible transparency in the loading and transport processes and enable efficient and safe fleet management. Worldwide, the owner-operated BPW company group employs around 5,800 people. For more information, see www.bpw.de 



Within PE's team of developers which we have been constantly expanding over the years, we are able to use our inherent potential, but above all we are able to harness the enormous creative potential and inventiveness of people in workshops intensively and in a structured and creative manner. In this way, we are able to expand the range and the properties of our products with enthusiasm and confidence.

The dialogue with workshops in Germany is a key component of the innovative processes of PE. To ensure that this continues, we take care to maintain intensive and personal contact on the ground at workshops whilst creating long-lasting and trusting relationships with workshop operators and technicians.

Every professional commercial vehicles workshop with good ideas and the desire to make future repairs safer and faster is a friend of ours.


Hermann Peters GmbH & Co. KG changed its name and corporate design on 2nd May 2011.

With the change of name to PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG we synchronise the name of the PE brand with that of the company. The company structure along with the leadership of the family-owned company will remain unchanged.

Over the last few months, we have considerably expanded our development team. Our highly qualified and flexible team intensively analyses and structures the requirements of workshops in Europe.

This step is designed to, over the next few years, expand both the product range as well as the product properties with the greatest of priority. In communication with the workshops we will also be taking new options to strengthen our trading partners in the sale of PE products.

The reworking and modernisation of the logo and the corporate design are intended to secure the trust in our high quality and safety standards for the long term and to reflect our modern, up-to-date, innovative driving force to the outside world.

With the hidden symbolism of a truck driving from right to left in the new PE logo, we emphasise our love of heavy vehicles.