The Bekum group celebrated recently three anniversaries – 60 years Bekum in Berlin Germany, 50 years Bekum in Traismauer Austria und 40 years Bekum in Williamston, USA. As part of the celebrations at the American location, the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of production capacities was made on November 26, 2019. A new building with a production area of 3,700 m² and almost 700 m² of office space will be added. This increases the site’s operational area to more than 15,000 m².
Michael Mehnert, Managing Partner, who traveled from Germany for this celebration, comments proudly: “My father founded this company sixty years ago. Today I’m standing here and lay the foundation for a new production hall in order to be able to serve the continuously increasing demand in the USA in the future!”
Steve London, COO and President of Bekum America Corporation said: “The groundbreaking on our new facility was a great kick off to our 40th anniversary celebration with our dedicated employees. The Bekum team has continually been providing state of the art products for our clients, and this event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the individuals who complete Bekum.”
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 in the North American marketplace, via blending German design and technology with American skill and ingenuity. Bekum’s customer base includes large multi-national customers, as well as owner/operator plastic bottle manufacturers.
Photo: Managing Director Michael Mehnert (2nd from left) at the groundbreaking ceremony with the managers of the US subsidiary CFO Owen Johnston, Chairman Martin Stark, President & COO Steven London (from left)