Everything started in 1982 in a small backyard garage in Düsseldorf, Germany. With many experiments and simple means, Berthold Koch develops the first electronically level-controlled condensate drain out of a brilliant idea: the ground-breaking BEKOMAT. This invention not only solves one of the biggest problems of compressed-air processing - it also represents the first step on the way to success of one of the leading companies for compressed air and compressed-gas technology throughout the world.
“BEKO was and is an independent family business and I want it to stay that way. We have defined our objectives, paved the way to get there and set clear milestones. Together with our customers and partners, we will continue and retain this course. Upstanding, reliable and independent of any foreign interests.“
Berthold Koch (*25. April 1950 │┼26. Oktober 2007)
In the early years already, the company, still young, counts on innovation and growth. After having brought the BEKOMAT to the market, solutions for condensate processing are developed. Within a few years, they make BEKO TECHNOLOGIES a company leading in condensate technology throughout the world. At the end of the 1980s, the continuous growth of the company requires the move into new, larger business premises in Neuss. The first subsidiaries were are founded in the UK and the USA.
1982 BEKOMAT®. The first electronically level-regulated condensate drain system: Still the worldwide standard today.
With a greatly expanded product portfolio of DRYPOINT compressed air dryers and CLEARPOINT compressed air filters, BEKO TECHNOLOGIES initially set the benchmarks for compressed air processing and, also throughout the 90s, continued on the road to success. In line with the expansion course, subsidiaries were also formed in France, Italy and Benelux.
A continuous growth and innovation process which is growing in dynamism. The DRYPOINT M membrane dryer, for example, develops into the worldwide leading special solution for compressed-air drying directly before application.
1995 DRYPOINT® M. The particularly efficient compressed air diaphragm dryer for processing at the end position.
The expanded range of products and the global commitment consequently lead to the change of the corporate name: BEKO Kondensattechnik GmbH becomes BEKO TECHNOLOGIES GmbH. The global orientation of the company still progresses with subsidiaries in China, Japan, Scandinavia, India and Spain.
Through the share in EVERAIR TECHNOLOGY in 2007, the range of products and services is significantly extended, and dryer solutions for high compressed-air volume flows open up new markets to the company group on an international level. In addition, qualitatively top-grade measurement technology to ensure production processes complements the range of products.
In 2007, shortly after the 25th company anniversary, the founder of the company, Berthold Koch, suddenly and unexpectedly passes away. Without doubt a human break in the company's history, but one which is mastered in superior style thanks to the enormous vitality of the enterprise. With the quick appointment of a new management, recruited from longstanding employees and the managing shareholder family, BEKO TECHNOLOGIES keeps its entrepreneurial continuity, strength and independence.
Logistical and production challenges resulted in a requirement for opening new production facilities in India (Hyderabad), the USA (Atlanta) and in Germany (Netphen). This was then followed by the expansion of the production area in Neuss to 9,500 square meters, the opening of a production facility in China (Shanghai) and, with BEKO Instruments in Löffingen, a production facility for measuring technology. BEKO TECHNOLOGIES has hereby always continued to fulfil its obligation to maintain high standards of quality.
We came out of the economic crisis at the end of the decade even stronger and the company celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012. Many successful projects have increased the company's alignment towards system solutions, for example for treating of oil and germ-free compressed air for the food industry, or in the field of commercial compressed air supply for the automotive industry.
As an innovative technology leader, BEKO TECHNOLOGIES has in three decades gained a good reputation throughout the world and has acquired a leading position in the compressed-air and compressed-gas technology fields. The company promotes the profound know-how of its employees not least via the company-owned education center and thus ensures the company's successful orientation. The company premises in Neuss were significantly expanded in 2016 with additional buildings to meet the ever-growing demands. The products are also being continuously developed. Solutions for networking with other components are now available and thereby ensure a smooth, trouble-free transition to digitalisation.
BEKO TECHNOLOGIES GmbH will continue to uphold the vision of its founder Berthold Koch in the future with new pioneering solutions for users of compressed air and compressed gas technologies: BEKO TECHNOLOGIES - an efficiently performing, independent and family-managed company that continues to be progressive. With customer focus, social engagement and a human-related profile.