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Christian Loidolt is the new Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of PE Automotive.
Christian Loidolt is the new Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of PE Automotive.

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Christian Loidolt takes over the management and chairmanship of the Executive Board at PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG

Wuppertal, 16.02.2021 --- Christian Loidolt will succeed Ralf Maurer as Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board at PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG. Loidolt took up the position on 1 February 2021 and will drive forward business activities at PE together with Markus Seitz, long-standing Managing Director at the company.

Christian Loidolt has years of experience in diverse managerial functions at internationally operating businesses, such as the Würth-Gruppe and Electrocomponents plc, to his name. Most recently, Loidolt was responsible for the Austrian, Swiss and Slovenian markets as Managing Director and Country Manager of RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. Christian Loidolt holds a Master of Arts in Business.

Achim Kotz, Managing Partner at BPW Bergische Achsen KG, says "We would like to thank Ralf Maurer, who, with his experience and great commitment, has done an excellent job for the PE Automotive Group in recent years. In Christian Loidolt, we are gaining an extremely competent, experienced and dynamic leader. Together with Markus Seitz, he will continue the successful work of recent years and drive it forward." Christian Loidolt says "I am looking forward to the exciting new task of expanding PE Automotive's position in the market together with the team."

As one of the leading specialist suppliers of high-quality spare parts for tractor units and trailers, PE Automotive has established itself as a reliable trading partner for its customers, such as fleet and vehicle operators, as well as garages.

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About PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG
PE, based in Wuppertal, is one of the leading suppliers in the independent aftermarket for commercial vehicles. With over 70 years of experience and expertise, the company sees itself as a mobility partner for fleet and vehicle operators and garages. The commercial vehicle spare parts programme by PE is based on the highest safety, quality and manufacturing standards. The countrywide and international network of PE trading partners ensures wide, reliable and fast distribution and availability of PE spare parts. Discerning independent and contract garages trust the company's garage-oriented product solutions for the perfect repair and maintenance of tractor units and trailers. An expert team of 160 heads works every day to efficiently meet the product and service requirements of customers – and to optimise them sustainably. PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG belongs to the BPW Group.

About the BPW Group
The BPW Group researches, develops and manufactures everything needed to ensure that transport keeps moving and is safe, illuminated, intelligent and digitally connected. With its brands BPW, Ermax, HBN, HESTAL and idem telematics, the company group is a preferred system partner of the commercial vehicle industry around the globe for running gear, brakes, lighting, fasteners and superstructure technology, telematics and other key components for trucks, trailers and buses. The BPW Group offers comprehensive mobility services for transport businesses, ranging from a global service network to spare parts supply and intelligent networking of vehicles, drivers and freight. The owner-operated company group currently employs 7,000 staff in more than 50 countries and achieved consolidated sales of 1.41 billion euros in 2019.

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