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Our history

More than 120 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

1899

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.

founders BEKA Cookware Braun und Kemmler
 
German factory 1955 BEKA Cookware

In the following years Beka Cookware became a well established brand name in Germany and other countries. 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 in the 1960’s.

 

 1991

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.

2000

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 lead to the opening of sales and operational offices in the United States and Hong Kong.

Allinox logo BEKA Cookware group
 

2011

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.

 

Allinox distributiecentrum Beka 2011 opgericht

 

2012

To offer an even better service to all our worldwide clients the complete handling was concentrated in a fully renewed and automated 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.

2018

Launch of Kitchen Fun, the latest brand of the Beka family. Kitchen Fun targets a young and trendy audience with a big “Appetite For Life”.

 

2019

Beka blows out 120 candles! No better time than this jubilee year to give the Beka items a new look. The packaging was redesigned, the look & feel were refreshed and our new baseline, ‘Crafting cookware since 1899’ was launched! Beka will carry this momentum through into 2021.

2018 2019

 

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

 

 

 

 

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