The combination of passion and excellence

Supplier of the
Furniture industry

Founded in 1936, Becker Brakel, as a supplier to the furniture industry, is today one of the world’s most important manufacturers of shaped wood and shaped fleece. Since 2020, we have expanded our portfolio to include solid wood and offer designers and the furniture industry our concentrated expertise for individual solutions from a single source.

Becker Brakel: Deformation in perfection

Our great passion is the deformation of wood and fleece. We love the challenge of bringing all our expertise to bear on the realization of ambitious design ideas. We consider the inspiring collaboration with designers and our customers, which always results in fascinating new product designs, to be a great gift: creative ideas become completely new products that find their way into the world in series. We support and accompany this process from the idea to delivery with all our skills and knowledge through intensive exchange, sound advice and professional product development. We give our best for this – and this already in the fourth generation!

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Focusing on the future: Research and innovation

As a technology leader in the industry, our focus is always on the continuous optimization of our processes, materials used and products. For this reason, we have been working closely with renowned research institutes such as the Fraunhofer Institute in Braunschweig (WKI) and the universities of Göttingen, Dresden and Kassel for many years.

In current projects, we are working on modifying veneers for outdoor use, optimizing a new gluing process, accelerating processes for weathering tests, and bio-based end panels for fuel cells.

Our team: With heart and know-how for wood and fleece

More than 700 employees at three locations ensure that everything runs smoothly at Becker, from the arrival of the raw material to the delivery of complex product series.

As a medium-sized production company that manufactures exclusively for customers on an order-by-order basis, we place particular importance on the teams in the areas of purchasing, administration, development, production and sales working together in a constructive and collegial manner.

What unites us at Becker is our enthusiasm for wood and fleece, innovative design ideas and our exciting customers. With flat hierarchies and always open doors for all employees, we will continue to build on long-term cooperation, constant further development and the expansion of our wealth of experience.

Would you like to become part of our team? Then you are welcome to apply with us!

History
Family business in fourth generation

A lot has happened in over 85 years of company history. Here you will find an overview of the most important milestones:

1936

Fritz Becker founds the plywood production company in Brakel together with five wood wholesalers and is its managing director until 1956.

1937-1956

120 employees produce plywood panels for furniture, ladder steps and workbenches in a 2,100 sqm hall.

1957-1986

Managing director Gerdt Becker takes over the company in the second generation.

1967

The Becker company adds the development of molded wood parts to its program.

1974-1999

Sales Managing Director Günter Schwarz is driving the company’s development into one of the leading molded wood manufacturers.

1978-2021

Joint venture with Davidson Plyforms in Grand Rapids, USA

1983

Dr. Ralf Becker joins the company as Managing Director.

1989

Introduction of the first CNC technology

1997

Use of the latest peeling machine technology with electronic image processing

2002

Foundation of BECKER-Romania S.R.L. in Gherla, Romania

2007
  • Inauguration of the new production hall (2,000 sqm)
  • Market launch of Becker Incendur®, the flame-retardant shaped wood
2011

Worldwide design competition “Becker Contest” for the 75th anniversary

2012

Market launch of Becker Formvlies®

2015

Gerrit Becker is the fourth generation to join the company.

2016
  • Change of name to “Fritz Becker GmbH & Co. KG Formed parts made of wood and fleece
  • Gerrit Becker (Sales) and Mario Heiming (Technical Managing Director since 2014) are added as partners.
2017

Dr. Ralf Becker retires from the Management Board after 35 years. As a shareholder, he will of course remain associated with the company.

2018

The company is managed in the fourth generation by Gerrit Becker (Sales) and Mario Heiming (Technology) as managing partners.

2020

Opening of a second Romanian plant in Suceagu, Cluj, for the production of solid wood components and frames.

Locations

Germany

The main site in Brakel, Germany, is the development and distribution center of our company. 300 qualified employees produce high-quality molded parts made of wood and nonwovens here on 22,300m2 of production space.

Romania

At the Romanian site in Gherla, 380 employees will produce additional plywood moldings and plywood components on an area of 8,600m2 .

At the beginning of 2020, a third site was opened in Suceagu, Cluj, with 3,800m2 of production space. Solid wood components as well as solid wood frames are manufactured here.

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