Chronicle – A time journey through
the Becker history.
Discovery of vacuum
In May 1654, the inventor of the air pump Otto von Guericke impressively demonstrated the power of air pressure with the help of the "Magdeburg hemispheres" at the Imperial Diet in Regensburg.
German Economic Miracle
Gebr. Becker in the "economic miracle": The company could hardly keep up with pump production, because despite repeated expansion, capacities were exhausted and labour was rare.
Establishing a global network
By 1967, Gebr. Becker already had agencies in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and South Africa. The export share, which had still been around 6 percent in 1959, rose to 20 percent by 1967.
Construction of the new factory in Wuppertal Nächstebreck begins
In September 1970, Hansjürgen Becker presented the Wuppertal press the new building in the Wuppertal-Nächstebreck industrial estate. Then, in the course of expansion, Hans Jürgen opens up the headquarters.
The leap across the pond - Gebr. Becker goes international
The "family foundation" of the international Becker Group began in 1975 with the first subsidiary, Becker Pumps Corp. (BPC), Ohio, USA.
Gebr. Becker is a 4th generation family-run business
Martin Becker joins the company's management as a representative of the 4th generation of the founding family.
Expansion of world trade
In order to take into account the growing importance of the Chinese market, the first foreign production site was established in Ching Pu near Shanghai. In 2021, 42 employees will be working there and manufacturing Becker quality products for the Chinese market.
Gebr. Becker is the 4th generation family-owned business
Following the resignation of Martin Becker, his sister Dr. Dorothee Becker joins the management of the group of companies and thus continues the continuity of the family-owned company.
Becker has a new company logo.