Together with five timber wholesalers, Fritz Becker founds a plywood production in Brakel and stays CEO until 1956
The experience of 80 years
In a 2,100 m² hall, 120 employees produce plywood panels for furniture, rungs and workbenches
Managing director Gerdt Becker takes over the company in the second generation.
Becker includes the development of moulded wood components into its product line
Sales Director Günter Schwarz turns the company into one of the leading manufacturers of moulded wood
1978 joint venture with Davidson Plyforms in Grand Rapids, USA
Dr. Ralf Becker joins the company as managing director
Introduction of the first CNC technology
Use of the latest peeling machine technology with electronic image processing
Foundation of Becker-Romania S.R.L. in Gherla, Romania
Market launch of BECKER incendur®, the flame-retardant moulded wood
Inauguration of the new production hall (2,000 m²)
Worldwide Design Contest "Becker Contest" on the occasion of the 75th anniversary
Market launch of Becker Formfleece, mouldings made of polyester fibre-fleece
Gerrit Becker enters the company in the fourth generation. 300 employees manufacture moulded wood components at the company’s 19,000 m² production site in Brakel
Gerrit Becker (Marketing and Sales) and Mario Heiming (Technical Director since 2014) will be registered as associates. Thus a thorough transition within the management is ensured.
In this context, the legal form of the company changes to "Fritz Becker GmbH & Co. KG, Formteile aus Holz"