Beka breaks ground on new facility in Germany

At the ground breaking of the new facility; Rainer Brendel, second mayor; Rudolf Brendel; Alois Dechant, building contractor; Bernhard Köppel, BAIER + KÖPPEL president; Oswald Lodes, production manager; Stefan Frühbeißer, first Mayor of the City of Pottenstein.

Following steady growth of Beka and its global operations, along with the introduction of several new product lines serving industries across the globe, the company is expanding its manufacturing facility in the Pottensteiner district of Wannberg, Germany.

In November, the groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant took place on the Beka site in Wannberg.

According to Sven Pitman, president of Bekaworld LP, the 110,000-square foot facility with 300 work stations will be created to help meet the market demand for the new product lines. It will also house the company’s administrative offices and is expected to be completed by this time next year.

In keeping with its corporate philosophy, the company’s management announced that the new facility will incorporate energy efficient and sustainable features into its construction.

“Not only will it have an environmentally friendly heating system using biomass pellets and heat pumps,” Pitman said, “but the heat of the pumps will also be recovered and recycled back into the system.”

As well, according to Baier + Köppel President Bernhard Köppel, Beka is “working with the architects to create an exterior that will complement the surrounding region.”

Beka manufactures a global brand of automatic lubrication systems for industrial, over-the-road and off-road applications.   Across North America, Beka-Lube Products Inc. together with Bekaworld LP and its dealer network delivers the systems, designed to be environmentally friendly, increase component life, reduce repair costs and increase the value of equipment.