Chronicle – A time journey through
the Becker history.
Otto Becker junior joins the company
Otto Becker Jr., son of the co-founder Otto Becker, joins the company.
Becker turns air into performance
In 1919, Otto Becker Jr. decided to specialise in manufacturing compressed air equipment. He had realized that pneumatics was becoming a key technology in mechanical engineering. Compressed air is used in many industrial areas, whether blowers for blast furnaces, compressed air-driven conveyor belts or tools.
New production hall in Gennebrecker Straße
The rapidly growing company needed a larger and more modern production hall, and so in 1928, the new building in Gennebrecker Strasse began, which was then moved into in 1929.
Building a global network
In 1967, Gebr. Becker already has representatives in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and South Africa.
Apprenticeship at Gebr. Becker
A new, practice-oriented apprenticeship workshop is set up in the Gennebreck in 1970.
New building in Hölker Feld
In September 1970, the company builds a functional new production building on the industrial park in Wuppertal-Nächstebreck.
The leap across the pond - Gebr. Becker founds the first sales subsidiary
The "family foundation" of the international Becker Group begins in 1975 with the first subsidiary, Becker Pumps Corp. (BPC) in Akron, Ohio, USA.
Gebr. Becker is 4th generation of family management
Martin Becker joins the management of the group of companies as a representative of the 4th generation of the founding family. After his retirement as Managing Director, he remained a formative and responsible member of the Advisory Board, of which he had been a member since 2014, until his much too early death in 2019.
Expansion of the world trade
To accommodate the growing importance of the Chinese market, the first foreign production site is established in Qingpu near Shanghai.
Gebr. Becker continues to be family-run is 4th generation
After Martin Becker, his sister Dr. Dorothee Becker joins the management of the group of companies and becomes the first woman to head the company.
Becker has a new company logo.
External Managing Director
The company Becker is grateful to the following Managing Directors who, together with the Becker family, have successfully managed the company to this day.
Dipl.-Ing. Horst Markwort
Dr. Georg Riesenkampff
Dr. Hans Heinrich Henning
Dr. Christof Soest
Dipl.-Ing. Carsten Kricke
Dr. Sven Hilfert
MD since 2012
Dr. Sebastian Springer
MD since 2022
MD since 2022