07.05.2016 - 12.05.2016 — Hall: 11.0 Stand: B 22
Founded as Maschinenfabrik Gebr. Becker in Wuppertal-Barmen in 1885, the medium-size family enterprise, now in its fourth generation, already specialised in pneumatic systems and vacuums at the start of the previous century. Meanwhile the company has a network of subsidiary companies at home and abroad with 490 employees in Germany and 750 employees worldwide. The headquarters in Wuppertal has been continuously expanded, modernised and converted into a process-oriented island manufacturing facility. Another modern production facility was opened in Apolda/Thuringia in 1999. Approximately 120,000 devices and systems are produced in the plants every year, the export contingent is 75 percent.
Trend-setting pneumatic systems for demanding applications
Air technology plays an essential role in today's industrial world. Without air technology no modern hospital or printing plant would be able to function. There would be virtually no food packaging and the semiconductor production would also grind to a halt.
Countless industrial processes only become possible under vacuum pressure. Vacuum and blast air ensures precise, fast handling ("pick and place" applications) in production lines – e.g. for transporting raw eggs and moving heavy objects, in the winery or in the production of contact lenses and computer chips, or for blank assembly in clean rooms.
Besides the printing and packaging industry, where Becker has a long tradition, Becker units are also used in logistics, medicine and environment technology. Vacuum and pneumatic units with movable laser systems weld steel plates into hulls quickly and with high precision, package flour exact to the gram and vacuum-controlled money counting machines guarantee that the cash amount is correct. In the construction industry, plaster is applied to the walls by means of compressed air. Water treatment units supply swimming pools, aquariums and drinking water systems with oxygen. The Gebr. Becker GmbH is a long-term leading specialist in these fields of practice.