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Our history

More than 125 years of BEKA Cookware!

How two friends with a passion for cooking launched BEKA in 1899 and how BEKA was rolled out to where it is today, read all about it here.

Our history


Beka Cookware has a rich history dating back to 1899. Starting with Daniel Braunand Jakob Kemmler, they co-founded the Beka Cookware brand in Betzingen, Germany and embarked on the manufacture of high-quality cookware.

In the following years Beka Cookware became a well established brand name in Germany and other countries.

founders Beka Cookware Braun und Kemmler
Beka factory 1955


Worldwide patents in innovative technologies and overall customer satisfaction contributed to the growing success, resulting in the construction of an even bigger production plant in Tübingen, Germany.



To help grow and strengthen the global market position further, a new distribution centre was opened in 1991 in Wittisheim, France, serving the whole European market.



In 2000 the Belgian cookware manufacturer Allinox bought the Beka Cookware brand. With headquarters moved to Oostrozebeke, Belgium, a distribution centre in France and a growing number of sales offices, Beka Cookware consolidated its position on the European market.

A few years later, long term plans to pursue an international image led to the opening of sales and operational offices in the United States and Hong Kong.

Allinox logo


In 2011 Beka Cookware invested in new upcoming markets outside Europe and the first Beka Cookware shop-in-shops opened in Russia, Taiwan and China with more to follow.





To offer an even better service to all our worldwide clients the complete handling was concentrated in a fully renewed distribution centre in Belgium in 2012. Following Beka Cookware’s green philosophy 1500 square metres of solar panels were installed on the new warehouse providing sustainable energy for the Beka headquarters.



Beka Cookware’s continuous striving for innovation and development was rewarded with prestigious rewards in Asia and Europe in 2013.



Beka blows out 120 candles! No better time than this jubilee year to introduce a new look for Beka. The packaging was redesigned, the look & feel were refreshed and our new baseline, ‘Crafting cookware since 1899’ was launched!




In our packaging and product communication discovered innovative ways of displaying our products. All plastics are replaced by cardboard and paper to highlight the product in a more sustainable manner.


This year, we proudly celebrate 125 years of Beka and unveil our latest gem: Rebel. Serving as the crown jewel of our rich history, Rebel embodies Belgian craftsmanship and our  commitment to innovation and sustainability. As pioneers in the cookware industry, developing sustainable products remain one of our top priorities. Our efforts are aimed at creating  PFAS-free and even more sustainable products because we believe that cooking is not just an art but also a responsibility.


Want to know more about the history of BEKA? In the video below we tell you more about the rich history of our brand. 


BEKA Cookware Wittisheim - production in France
Ad for BEKA Cookware 1970
Braun and Kemmler ad in Germany