Company History


In 1953 Peter Erbel founded Pero (Peter Erbel cleaining equipment and surface Technology) in Königsbrunn near Augsburg.


Already in the 50s Peter Erbel achieved a first Major Innovation for the cleaning of components with the help of solvents. By using a previously unknown deep-frozen technology, he has succeeded in halving the enormous consumption levels of solvents and therefor reduces odors. The first major step to protect human health and Environment in the parts cleaning was completed.


With this revolutionary new feature Peter Erbel laid the foundation for a successful company development, which thus also become an obligation. He launched a series of innovations which were constantly evolving and will. A variety of innovations from PERO, since the company was founded, take a decisive influence on laws and policies in the continuing improvement of cleaning systems in terms of protection of human health and Environment.



210 employees at 6 locations (international) with a turnover of approx. € 28 Mio. (approx. 170 Systems sold) and an installed base of approx. 4,700 Systems worldwide sales. 

Purchase of a neighboring property with about 5000 square metres of existing warehouse space - for expansion of production, warehousing and other functional areas
2010Two further Family members, Aloisia Erbel (finance) and Gerd Erbel (technology) are promoted to the Managing board of the PERO AG
2005Foundation of PERO Innovative GmbH in Weiz (near Graz), Austria and first realization of the "Chemical Leasing".
2002In person of Gerd Erbel in Position of the technical Manager, the 3rd Generation of the Family takes over a leading function.
1999Foundation of PERO Corp. in Windsor, Connecticut.
1997Gothaer Maschinenfabrik is merged with PERO AG.
1996Transformation of the organisation form "limited partnership" into a family incorporated company.
1994Foundation of PERO France S.A.R.L. based near Paris and participation in the company Zimmerli S.A. in Switzerland.
1992PERO aquired the Gothaer Maschinenfabrik, the largest manufacturer of cleaning Systems in the former DDR. Besides the production in Königsbrunn, cleaning systems and system components are now also produced at PERO Gotha
1991Construction of a new administration building due to strong growth. Classrooms and the new demonstration centre including numerous cleaning systems are installed in this building.
1964Horst Erbel, one of the sons of Peter Erbel, takes over the Management of the PERO KG.
1963Acquisition of land with buildings in the industrial area in Königsbrunn. This land is still the company's Headquarters.
1953Foundation of the company

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