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Visitor magnet Interzum 2023

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With around 1600 exhibitors and 62,000 visitors from 150 countries, this Interzum exceeded all expectations.
Our stand attracted an enormous number of visitors due to the presentation of innovative prototypes, fascinating customer models and an extensive range of detailed solutions for molded parts made of wood and nonwoven. Our new range of frames and components made of solid wood was also received with great interest: Becker as a competent supplier for the furniture industry.
In addition to our visitors, our special thanks go to the designers who once again made our Design Forum a complete success. The documentation of the designs as Becker Brief #20 is available and can be ordered.
Of course, we would also like to thank all our employees, whether in the store, in the model store or in the office, who played a major role in the preparation and implementation of this successful event. We are already looking forward to 2025!

Interzum: You are cordially invited to join us!

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Only one more week until Interzum - the most important trade fair for the furniture supply industry worldwide - opens its doors (9. May 2023 - 12. May 2023 in Cologne).

After the Digital Interzum two years ago, our management as well as the complete sales team are looking forward to finally meet you in person again! We can't wait to present you the latest ideas and concepts around our materials of moulded wood, solid wood and formfleece.

In addition, we would like to share with you the results of our 11th Design Forum. In addition to documenting more than 150 designs by national and international designers, we have realized ten selected models as prototypes 1:1 and will present them in Cologne. We are looking forward to your opinion! 

We would be happy to welcome you at our booth in hall 4.2, booth D-10. Let's talk together about your interests and show you what solutions we have to offer!


Kind regards


Gerrit Becker

Fundraising campaign for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria

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The Becker Brakel staff collected € 4,590 for the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria during a fundraising campaign. The management has increased this amount to € 10,000 and transferred it to the donation account "Aktion Deutschland hilft".

We hope to be able to make a small contribution to the reconstruction effort and would like to thank you for your participation in this campaign.

from left: Works Council Werner Rebmann, Managing Directors Gerrit Becker and Mario Heiming

Thank you for 155 entries to the Becker Design Forum 2023

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We received 155 submissions for our Design Forum from all over the world. We were very pleased about this large number of exciting ideas and would like to express our sincere thanks. The spectrum included seating furniture, tables, lights, all the way to a shopping trolley or a caravan for e-bikes. We will realize ten selected models as prototypes by Interzum and present them to trade fair visitors at our stand in Hall 4.2, Stand D-10. We will distribute all submitted ideas in a printed documentation to all interested parties at the trade fair. Surely one or the other great model will make it into the program of our customers.

The Interzum will take place from 09.05.2023 to 12.05.2023 in Cologne. You are cordially invited to have a look at the innovative ideas while having a cup of coffee with us.

Monorail research project presented

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Can a self-propelled cabin vehicle drive on just one railroad track without tipping over? This question was answered by the OWL University of Applied Sciences (Lemgo, Germany) as part of a research project.

The solution found is the MONOCAB self-propelled cab. It travels stereo thanks to gyroscope technology: as a gyro-stabilized monorail.

The MONOCABs travel in a continuous loop - and can be ordered like cabs for individual trips to the village or the city. Simply by app, around the clock, 365 days a year. Individual, automated, on demand, as Individual Passenger Transport. So that people in rural areas become more mobile and independent.

For the presentation of the demonstrator made of sustainable materials on 03 October in Extertal, the seats for the mock-up were realized by us as project partner with molded parts made of wood with ash top layers. All seats are foldable in order to be able to take other vehicles like bicycles or wheelchairs.

The project is supported by the Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.

We wish for an early continuation of the project towards a realization.

Invitation to designers to participate in the 11th Becker Design Forum at Interzum 2023

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Some things one just cannot foresee. We had no idea at all what would become of the Becker Design-Forum when we first organised it in 2003: a long-term inspirational success story.

Many designers from around the world have since participated in our design forums. They take the opportunity to present their designs at Interzum, the largest supplier fair for the furniture
industry. Today, the Becker Design-Forum is an internationally renowned and much-noticed

platform for great designs. Designers and manufacturers meet at our stand and every time

we are very pleased with the resulting great conversations and contacts.

You are invited to participate in the 11th Becker Design-Forum with your design. We hope for inspiring design studies with our materials moulded wood, solid wood and formfleece. Combinations of the three are also welcome.

Are you taking part? We are looking forward to seeing your design!

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Innotrans 2022 in Berlin - A great success

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The guests at our stand had exciting projects in their luggage, which could be discussed directly with us. We were very pleased with the great response and will be there again in two years, along with 2770 other exhibitors.

Eames Office commissions Becker Brakel to produce the "Plywood Sculpture" by Charles ans Ray Eames

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Few of Charles and Ray Eames' groundbreaking experiments fused art and technology as perfectly as their iconic 1943 Molded Plywood Sculpture. Now the Eames Office, Los Angeles, has commissioned us to produce this work of art in a strictly limited edition. We are proud to have welcomed the grandson of the designers, Eames Demetrios, to Brakel for the series acceptance. The sculpture could only be produced using our unique pressing technology.

Eames Demetrios with the Eames Plywood Sculpture

The beech becomes Tree of the Year 2022

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For us, beech (Fagus sylvatica) is our most important raw material. We process about 11,000 solid cubic metres per year, which are sustainably harvested in our area, into our beautiful shaped and solid wood. Besides the furniture industry, its hard wood is also used in the construction, parquet and paper industries.

The copper beech is considered stable, heat-tolerant and climate resilient. It prefers a humid, warm climate, relatively mild winters and high precipitation. Due to the climate-related drought of recent years, however, it is now also showing signs of disease. This was the reason for the Dr. Silvius Wodarz Foundation to put the beech in the public eye as Tree of the Year 2022.

The beech trunk can grow up to 45 m high with a diameter of 150 cm and an age of up to 350 years! With a share of 16 percent, beech is the most common hardwood tree species in Germany. Its share is constantly growing because it plays a central role in forest conversion to mixed forests. By the way, right now in autumn the beech trees show an impressive colouring of the leaves. Enjoy a bit of "Indian Summer" on a nice walk in our forests!

You can also find out more about the amazing properties of beech and its great importance for the environment in our compendium



Securing sustainable forest management

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Since the beginning of 2020 we have been producing high-quality solid wood components in Romania as a system supplier. We are pleased that we have now been FSC  (FSC-C159243) certified. This guarantees that the wood for our solid wood production comes from sustainably managed forests.

The new production plant (Image: Becker Solid Wood & Service)

From one source

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2020 we start with a big novelty for you: We complete our offer. From this year on we offer you for the first time the complete solution of wooden components. You know us as competent specialists with a high know-how in the forming of wood or fleece. We are now consistently extending this many years of production experience with the processing of solid wood.  

The advantage is entirely on your side: You can now order the complete production of solid wood products from us as well as, of course, our moulded wood or moulded fleece components. 

In order to be able to offer you everything from a single source, we have invested heavily. At our location near Cluj-Napoca, the second largest city in Romania, we have built a completely new 2,500 sqm production facility. Managing director is Dr. Marius Giurgiu, a proven solid wood expert. 

Product examples for solid wood are ready-to-install furniture components such as chair or table legs in all conceivable cross-sections, frames, furniture feet, armrests, also in combination with other materials made of plywood, plastic or metal. 

As before, our customer advisors in Brakel and our international sales partners are available for advice and development. 

We look forward to implementing your ideas in solid wood with you!

The managing directors Dr. Marius Giurgiu (left) and Gerrit Becker in front of the new hall.

Formaldehyde emission limit is significantly undercut with new measuring method

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The requirements of the new measurement method for formaldehyde emissions in interiors made of wood-based materials, which will come into force at the beginning of 2020, are optimally met by Becker-Sperrholz. This is confirmed by a certificate issued by the Materialprüfungsanstalt Brandenburg in Eberswalde. The formaldehyde concentration according to EN 717-1 is multiplied by a factor of 2 and clearly falls below the limit value of 0.1 ppm.

You are welcome to request the certificate through one of our customer advisors.

Increasing energy efficiency

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We have raised our proven energy management system to a new level. Investments have been made in a number of areas: new compressors in a central vacuum station for securing moulded parts onto our CNC jigs, in the consumption-reducing control of the extraction system and in efficient LED lighting of the production halls. 

Now our measures have been rewarded by the successful certification according to DIN EN ISO 50001:2008.