From a print shop to a pioneer in the fastening industry
Our story begins - like the start of many good stories - with a problem. In 1904, Karl Beck started the family business as a print store. As a trained printer and businessman, his son Raimund Beck very quickly realized that there was no way around the stapling of high-quality print products in the future. Therefore, in 1933, he secured the production rights in accordance with the patent and began manufacturing the world's first collated staples. In doing so, he laid the foundation of our family business. Today, BECK is one of the world's leading premium manufacturers of fastening systems and solutions and continues to drive the original pioneering idea forward.
In 1976, his son Günther Beck takes over. The industrial engineer focuses entirely on internationalization and the consistent expansion into a system provider, thus driving the company to new heights. Full of pioneering spirit, he breaks new ground. At the end of the 1970s, for example, BECK was the first supplier in the industry to introduce a standardized, generic fastener program as an alternative to the branded programs that had dominated the American market until then. To this day, this is considered a trend-setting step for the entire industry.
In 2018, Christian Beck becomes the new CEO. He repositions the company and focuses entirely on innovation and on the BECK brand . SCRAIL ®, LIGNOLOC ® and innovative solutions in the field of automation are inspiring - just like the new corporate direction. Since 1904, we have always changed and developed, celebrated milestones and breakthroughs, but also mastered the one or the other challenge together. What has remained is our uncompromising quality, our passion for innovation and our pioneering spirit. You can rely on that.
"We are entrepreneurs and not slackers."
Milestones in our history
From 1904 to today
Karl Beck establishes the company as a printing shop in Wildstein/Eger situated in today’s Czech Republic.
Production of the first glued staples worldwide.
Raimund Beck takes over leadership from his father Karl.
After a transitional phase in the post-war years the company is built up anew in Waldkraiburg.
A subsidiary of the company is established in Mauerkirchen, today’s headquarters of the group.
BECK builds its first nail collator and successively expands the production portfolio to include all 5 nail collation types.
Günther Beck takes over leadership from his father Raimund.
BECK develops a standardized fastener program for the US market as an alternative to the brand programs previously dominant.
Takeover of FASCO Italy, a manufacturer of pneumatic tools.
The acquisition of FASCO America in Muscle Shoals, Alabama brings forth the North American distribution center of BECK.
Production of the first nail screws worldwide.
BECK takes over both Austrian nail companies Carl Schmid (1998) and Austria Wire (2002) and consolidates them at the Gutenstein/Lower Austria site.
Brand relaunch of the innovative product group SCRAIL®.
Establishment of BECK Metal Products in Kunshan/China to produce wire strips for further processing in Germany and Austria.
Consolidation of production in Germany, Lower Austria and China by merging at the headquarters in Mauerkirchen/Austria.
With the acquisition of ET&F Fastening Systems, Inc. in Ohio/Cleveland, BECK expands its portfolio with fastening systems for steel and light metal construction.
Development of LIGNOLOC®, the first collated nail made of wood.
Since February 2018, Christian Beck represents the fourth generation to manage the family company.
With the acquisition of MAGA in Komorniki, Poland, BECK expands its portfolio with clip-machines for the food and food packaging industry.
After a comprehensive brand relaunch, BECK presents itself with a new logo, new brand architecture and a fresh, innovative corporate design. Patenting of the world's first self-propelled nailing/stapling and milling robot.
BECK continues to drive forward its transformation into a technology and innovation leader, and thus achieves a new sales record in its history.
BECK is driving the ecologization of timber construction: the 360-degree approach of the LIGNOLOC® wooden nail system is being consistently continued with new developments.