A good discussion is the beginning of a good cooperation
A good discussion is the beginning of a good cooperation

History

The experience of 80 years

  • 1936

    Together with five timber wholesalers, Fritz Becker founds a plywood production in Brakel and stays CEO until 1956

  • 1937

    1937-1956

    In a 2,100 m² hall, 120 employees produce plywood panels for furniture, rungs and workbenches

  • 1957

    1957-1986

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

  • 1967

    Becker includes the development of moulded wood components into its product line

  • 1974

    1974-1999

    Sales Director Günter Schwarz turns the company into one of the leading manufacturers of moulded wood

  • 1978

    1978 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

    Market launch of BECKER incendur®, the flame-retardant moulded wood

  • 2007

    Inauguration of the new production hall (2,000 m²)

  • 2011

    Worldwide Design Contest "Becker Contest" on the occasion of the 75th anniversary

  • 2012

    Market launch of Becker Formfleece, mouldings made of polyester fibre-fleece

  • 2015

    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

  • 2016

    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"