Company News Celebrating, not one, not two but three anniversaries
Berlin-based Bekum Group recently revelled three jubilee celebrations in Europe and the USA.
The Bekum Group recently celebrated three anniversaries to mark 60 years of Bekum in Berlin, Germany, 50 years Bekum in Traismauer, Austria, and 40 years Bekum in Williamston, USA. Celebrations at the American location was coupled with the groundbreaking ceremony for the company expansion of its production capacities end November 2019. The new building will allow for expanded space with a production area of 3,700 m² and almost 700 m² office space, and, as such, increase the site's operational area to over 15,000 m², the leading blow-moulding technology expert, Bekum says.
Michael Mehnert, Germany-based Managing Partner, proudly commetned at the celebration: “My father founded this company sixty years ago. Today I’m standing here, laying the foundation for a new production hall.” He added that with the new production hall, the company will be able to cater to the continuously increasing demand in the U.S. in the future.
“This is a historic week for Bekum America,” said COO and President of Bekum America Corporation Steve London. London went on to say that the groundbreaking ceremony was a great kick off to Bekum America's 40th anniversary celebration with its dedicated employees, who have been continuously providing state-of-the-art products to Bekum customers.
Bekum America was established in 1979 with the mission to introduce top-quality blow moulding machinery, designed to produce plastic bottles, containers and other large plastic parts for the North American marketplace, blending German design and technology with American skill and ingenuity. Bekum’s customer base includes large multi-national customers and owner/operator plastic bottle manufacturers.