Vehicles and Systems for Events

PEKI - a trademark introduces itself

  • 1937

    The original firm is founded by Peter Kirsten on August 1, 1937 in the old Roman city Trier on Moselle. The initials of his name form the brand name PEKI.

  • 1954

    PEKI is registered as brand name at the German patent office. In the same year, the firm celebrates the delivery of the 2000th trailer.

  • 1955

    Delivery of the first refrigeration trailer for beverages. The Bitburger Brewery receives its first PEKI refrigerating trailer in 1959.

  • 1965

    Jürgen Nichts, son-in-law and current director, enters the management. In the same year production of the first truck body for beverage transport ordered by the local Coca-Cola bottler. Launching of the first mobile bar trailer in 1967.

  • 1975

    Beginning of the gradual specialization in vehicles for breweries and the beverage industries. In the meantime the program includes beverage sales, refrigerating and transport vehicles.

  • 1980

    The family of Jürgen Nichts is from now on the only shareholder of the business interests. Nine years later foundation of the PEKI Karosserie- und Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH. The Company overtakes all trademark rights. Thomas Nichts joins at the side of Jürgen Nichts the management.

  • 1983

    At the Brau fair in Nuremberg Germany can already be delivered the 200th mobile bar trailer to a renowned German Brewery.

  • 1990

    The new plant in Osburg, about 20 km far off Trier, is acquired, modernized and extended. Thanks to the central geographical position in Europe, in the neighbourhood of Luxemburg, Belgium and France, we have now direct access to the most important European traffic links.

  • 1993

    Concentration of the service activities in an independent firm. The KLW GmbH is founded as full-service company for beverage vehicles and consists of two plants in Trier and Osburg both equipped with the latest technology.

  • 1997

    60th Anniversary of the trademark PEKI. Inauguration of the new exhibition hall for mobile bar and refrigerating trailers which allows product presentation during the whole year and independently from weather conditions.

  • 1998

    Christian Nichts joins the management after the period of professional training, university degrees and employment as export manager of an industrial enterprise and takes over the overall responsibility for our worldwide export activities.

  • 2000

    In January, the new final assembly shop for mobile bar and refrigerating trailers is put into service. On an area of thousand sqm can be done the final assembly of up to sixteen vehicles in parallel.

  • 2003

    The business scope "signmaking" is defined as an independent profit-centre and the department’s layout, staff and machines are adapted to the continuously growing demand at home and abroad.

  • 2005

    PEKI vehicles are used in more than 30 countries on 4 continents. Whether Oktoberfest in Munich, Moscow Beer Festival, U2 Concert in Dublin, Queens Day in Amsterdam, Sting Concert in Florence, Beach party in Tel Aviv, American Independence Day in Indianapolis, Carnival in French Guyana or New Years Day in Shanghai, all around the world festivals are celebrated with us.

    Buying and selling of second hand vehicles and a rent and event service complete our product and service program for breweries and the beverage industry.

    As third-generation family-owned company, we are working worldwide for nearly 200 breweries and beverage producers as well as for appr. 1.500 beverage wholesalers. Only our brewery clients produce every year more than 600 Million Hectolitre beer. We are especially proud of our longstanding partnership with many of our clients that is, so to speak passed on from one generation to the next.

  • 2008

    we are exclusive supplier of Beverage-Sales- and Cooling-Trailers for the beer-suppliers Carlsberg/Feldschlösschen/Stiegl of the UEFA EURO 2008 in Austria and Switzerland.

  • 2010

    a new Arizona Flatbed UV-Directprinter of the market-leader OCE Canon is bought. The machine is installed in a new purpose-built production-room which is absolutely clean and moistened with air. This table printer is mostly used for the anti-scratch printing of our plate-materials.

  • 2011

    PEKI needs more production space. That´s why the sister-company KLW Karosserie-Lackierwerk-Werbetechnik GmbH moves from their location in Osburg to a new company-building in an industrial zone in Trier. Beside a property of 10.000 m2 the company posses a new office-building, two new painting-cabines and one sand-blasting-cabine for the renovation of trucks and trailers. A second modern service station located in 5 km distance completes the program.

  • 2012

    the PEKI-Brand get´s 75 years old. More than 7 decades the name PEKI is standing for high-quality products and best service.

  • 2014

    At the end of the year, we buy property with hall of a direct neighbour. To season 2015 warehousing and logistics of event systems will move to the new hall. On nearly 500 m2 we will install final assembly, storage and packaging area.

  • 2015

    PEKI vehicles and systems for events are used in more than 50 countries on 4 continents. Whether at the soccer or rugby world cup, the Olympic games, the Tour de France, open air concerts, festivals, city events, beer festivals, corporate events or private parties - all around the world, every day events are celebrated with us.

  • 2017

    we celebrate the 80 th jubilee of our quality brand PEKI. Founded 1937 by Peter Kirsten, today the family owned company is managed in 3 rd generation. Customers in 60 countries on 5 continents trust on PEKI vehicles and systems for events.

  • 2018

    On 30.10.2018 the long-term managing director Jürgen Nichts is retired. New managing directors from 01.11.2018 are the brothers Christian and Thomas Nichts.

  • 2019

    Full renovation of production hall 1 with new facade, gates, energy saving LED lighting and new industrial flooring.