Performance Engine Components (PEC) started in 2008 between two friends (Dave and Rob) who noticed a growing gap in the market for aftermarket automotive component supply. Historically up until this point, engine builders had to source components from a number of suppliers resulting in multiple shipping charges, production delays and because no one company was offering a matched product to suit another company's, there was never a guarantee of fitment. All too often Rod small end sizes had to be changed to suit pistons or piston crowns machined to suit longer rods etc.
By starting PEC, Dave & Rob had launched the UK's first company concerned solely with performance orientated engine internals. By using a multitude of contacts cultivated over the years, a short list of component suppliers was put together and PEC was born.
The first thing to "fix" was the supply of connecting rods. Existing suppliers were often unwilling to be flexible enough to meet changing demands and so something had to be done. Using our own in house computer aided design studio, PEC began designing its own range of connecting rods in large enough numbers to keep manufacturing costs sensible while not sacrificing quality.
PEC's first big break came in 2009 when PEC was appointed the sole UK distributor for Wossner automotive pistons & parts. Through negotiation with the previous distributors and Wossner, PEC agreed to honour all of the previous customer agreements and part numbers and keep the supply of Wossner pistons into the UK relevant and at the forefront of development of the UK tuning industry. By working directly together, both companies have benefited from each other's experience in component design and market trends.
In 2011, PEC began working with Athena, an Italian company which at the time was developing a range of (then) new Multi Layered Steel Automotive head gaskets. By joining forces, PEC helped guide Athena into the manufacture of new designs which met demand in the European industry perfectly.
In 2013 the PEC catalogue expanded again! US based Supertech performance started supplying PEC with not only their fantastic range of valves, but also by partnering with PEC to produce a range of pistons for European & Japanese engines from PEC drawings which are based on PEC's collective years of experience within the aftermarket.