Werner Benade is taking over as managing director of BPW Aftermarket Group on November 15, replacing Ralf Maurer, who is leaving the company.

Based in Germany, BPW Aftermarket Group provides and delivers original spare parts for commercial vehicles and trailers across Europe. The BPW Group specialises in axle systems, brake technology, suspension and bearings.

Werner Benade BPW Aftermarket

Benade moves to BPW Aftermarket from his role as head of the aftermarket and special applications divisions at automotive lighting and electronic parts supplier, Hella. He also previously worked for Bosch and Buderus Deutschland.

“We would like to thank Ralf Maurer, who, with his experience and great commitment, has done an excellent job for the BPW Aftermarket Group,” said Tobias Wiedeking, head of finance at BPW. “With Dr Werner Benade, we are gaining an extremely competent and experienced manager. Together with Thorsten Winterberg and the entire team, he will continue the successful work of recent years and drive forward the realignment of the BPW Aftermarket Group activities.”

Benade added: “The entire team of the BPW Aftermarket Group has a wide range of expertise and many years of experience in the spare parts trade. It is my goal, especially in these times, to pick up a new pace in the further development of our group and our services in order to provide our customers with the best possible support.”