Plant expansion Bekum America 2021 2021 Plant expansion Bekum America
150 years experience
60 years Berlin, 50 years Traismauer, 40 years Williamston
2019 2019 150 years experience
60 years Berlin, 50 years Traismauer, 40 years Williamston
Presentation of the new machine generation Concept 808 2019 2019 Presentation of the new machine generation Concept 808
Plastics Hall of Fame induction of Martin Stark – Chairman Bekum America 2018 2018 Plastics Hall of Fame induction of Martin Stark – Chairman Bekum America
First magnetic quick change system for blow molding machines 2018 2018 First magnetic quick change system for blow molding machines
Development of a stable process for blowing PET handled bottles 2017 2017 Development of a stable process for blowing PET handled bottles
New headquarters in Berlin 2016 2016 New headquarters in Berlin
Production locations focused in Traismauer/Austria 2015 2015 Production locations focused in Traismauer/Austria
Foundation of Bekum Asia in China 2014 2014 Foundation of Bekum Asia in China
Patent for the "C-frame closing" unit for electrical and hydraulic blow molding machines 2010 2010 Patent for the "C-frame closing" unit for electrical and hydraulic blow molding machines
Introduction of the first "fully electric blow molding" machine 2007 2007 Introduction of the first "fully electric blow molding" machine
Martin Stark, Bekum America’s Chairman received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers 2006 2006 Martin Stark, Bekum America’s Chairman received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers
Plastics Hall of Fame induction of Gottfried Mehnert, its founder, and a true pioneer in blow molding, the first non-American to be elected to this prestigious Hall of Fame 2006 2006 Plastics Hall of Fame induction of Gott-fried Mehnert, its founder, and a true pioneer in blow molding, the first non-American to be elected to this prestigious Hall of Fame
First multi-parison "6-layer" co-extrusion machine in tandem blow production 2004 2004 First multi-parison "6-layer" co-extrusion machine in tandem blow production
Martin Stark, Bekum America’s Chairman elected to the Plastics Pioneers Association 1999 1999 Martin Stark, Bekum America’s Chairman elected to the Plastics Pioneers Association
First shuttle tandem blow demonstration at K-‘98 1995 1995 First shuttle tandem blow demonstration at K-‘98
First continuous "6-layer" co-extrusion head for production of automotive plastic fuel tanks 1992 1992 First continuous "6-layer" co-extrusion head for production of automotive plastic fuel tanks
Further development of "six-layer technology" to produce worldwide, the first automotive plastic fuel tanks 1991 1991 Further development of "six-layer technology" to produce worldwide, the first automotive plastic fuel tanks
Invention of the "tiebarless mould closing" system 1987 1987 Invention of the "tiebarless mould closing" system
Lifetime Achievement Award – Blow Molding Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers 1985 1985 Lifetime Achievement Award – Blow Molding Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers
Gottfried Mehnert, Bekum’s founder received the "Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany" 1984 1984 Gottfried Mehnert, Bekum’s founder received the "Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany"
Bekum established its North American facility in Williamston, MI, USA 1979 1979 Bekum established its North American facility in Williamston, MI, USA
First blow molding machine for "6-layer co-extrusion" 1976 1976 First blow molding machine for "6-layer co-extrusion"
First commercial "3-layer co-extrusion" blow molding machine 1975 1975 First commercial "3-layer co-extrusion" blow molding machine
Bekum established its facility in Traismauer/Austria 1968 1968 Bekum established its facility in Traismauer/Austria
Worldwide First "twin-station" blow molding machine 1963 1963 Worldwide First "twin-station" blow molding machine
First blow molding machine to produce PVC bottles for edible oils 1960 1960 First blow molding machine to produce PVC bottles for edible oils
Patent for "ring neck calibration" 1959 1959 Patent for "ring neck calibration"
Bekum founded in Berlin/Germany 1959 1959 Bekum founded in Berlin/Germany