Blumenbecker History

From armature winding firm to international group of companies

Clear goal orientation leads to success

In 90 years, Blumenbecker progressed from being a crafts firm to becoming an internationally operating group of companies comprised of around 20 highly specialised companies operating in various fields of business. Theodor Blumenbecker set up his Blumenbecker crafts firm for armature winding in 1922. His children, Bernhard and Marianne Blumenbecker, joined the business in the 1950s.

The fields of business were continually expanded with a lot of entrepreneurial skill and courage. Our success is without doubt largely due to the clear goal orientation that has always been a trademark of Blumenbecker. In two respects: Our expansion was rigorously based on our own strengths. And throughout all measures we never forgot that the focus of our activities has always been to provide our crafts and industrial partners with ongoing peak performance.

A film about the Blumenbecker company history

Chronological history of the company

  • 1922 The company is founded as an armature winding firm in Beckum
  • 1954 The 2nd family-owned company for electrical wholesale is opened in Ahlen
  • 1968 Both companies are merged and new facilities built at today's headquarters in Beckum
  • 1969 1st armature winding branch office in Iserlohn
  • 1982 All operations are merged into B+M Blumenbecker GmbH
  • 1991 Technical office in Prague
  • 1991 Industrial maintenance branch offices in Rüdersdorf and Schafstädt
  • 1992 Industrial maintenance branch office in Zeitz
  • 1993 Industrial maintenance branch office in Chemnitz
  • 1993 Blumenbecker Technik GmbH is established and the branch offices in Schafstädt, Rüdersdorf, Zeitz and Chemnitz are integrated
  • 1995 Blumenbecker Prag s.r.o is established in Prague (Czech Republic)
  • 1997 Blumenbecker IPS Polska Sp. z o.o. is established in Katowice (Poland)
  • 1999 Industrial maintenance branch office in Gelsenkirchen
  • 2001 Industrial wholesale is carved out of B+M Blumenbecker GmbH into Blumenbecker Industriebedarf GmbH
  • 2001 Blumenbecker Slovakia s.r.o is established in Malacky (Slovakia)
  • 2002 Acquisition of the business activities of Retronic in Bremen
  • 2003 Acquisition of the business activities of BEILKE in Soest - together with seven branch offices - by Blumenbecker Industriebedarf GmbH
  • 2003 Blumenbecker Shanghai Automation Engineering Co. Ltd. is established in Shanghai (China)
  • 2003 Industrial maintenance branch office in Hamburg
  • 2003 Acquisition of Purfürst Engineering GmbH, Isernhagen
  • 2004 Industrial maintenance and repair facilities are carved out of B+M Blumenbecker GmbH into Blumenbecker Industrie-Service GmbH as well as Control technology and process automation into Blumenbecker Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
  • 2004 Blumenbecker Polska Sp. z o.o. is established in Katowice (Poland)
  • 2005 Purfürst Engineering GmbH changes its name to Blumenbecker Purfürst GmbH
  • 2005 Blumenbecker Industrie-Service GmbH branch office in Isernhagen
  • 2006 Participation in engineering firm Peter Spitzer GmbH, Schöningen, with subsidiary companies in China, Ukraine and Poland
  • 2006 Blumenbecker US INC. is established in Stillwater/Minnesota
  • 2007 Purchase of the Ingenieurbüro Peter Spitzer GmbH 2007 Establishment of the Blumenbecker Industrie-Service GmbH in Kiel
  • 2008 Foundation of the Blumenbecker Handel i Serwis Sp. Z o.o. in Katowice (Poland)
  • 2008 Foundation of the Blumenbecker OOO in Moskau (Russia)
  • 2009 Acquisition of Westekemper Engineering GmbH and taking over of the business activities of the company Westekemper Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH and Co. KG through the Blumenbecker Industriebedarf GmbH
  • 2010 Opening of switchgear production in Tianjin (China)
  • 2010 Joint venture in India with KAT Controls Private Ltd. and foundation of Blumenbecker KAT Automation Private Ltd.
  • 2013 Acquisition of Hamm Krananlagen GmbH by Blumenbecker Industrie-Service GmbH 2013 Acquisition of the business activities of Voss Werkzeug- und Maschinen-Zentrum GmbH by Blumenbecker Industriebedarf GmbH
  • 2014 Merger of Westekemper Engineering GmbH into Blumenbecker Industriebedarf GmbH 2015 Acquisition of the business activities of Steinbach GmbH in Lüdenscheid by Blumenbecker Industriebedarf GmbH
  • 2015 Blumenbecker Industrie-Robotik GmbH is established in Chemnitz
  • 2016 Rebranding of Blumenbecker IPS Polska Sp. z o.o. to Blumenbecker Engineering Polska Sp. z o.o. and establishment of a branch in Krakow (Poland)
  • 2016 Acquisition of the business activities of Redwanz GmbH & Co KG in Oberhausen by Blumenbecker Industriebedarf GmbH
  • 2016 New branch office of the Blumenbecker Industriebedarf GmbH in Munich
  • 2018 b_digital UG is established
  • 2021 Restructuring of engineering division and foundation of Blumenbecker System-Engineering GmbH in Braunschweig

Development of the Logo from 1922 by today:

We deliver solutions. These values constitute the underlying framework for all of Blumenbecker’s activities and are a consistent theme in all our business activities.


The Blumenbecker brand

Blumenbecker is represented in eight countries in over 30 locations. Wherever Blumenbecker go, we name our name and show our picture. Therefore, the signet consists of a word mark and a figurative mark. The word mark informs others of our name and origin. The figurative mark generates an impression of our character and our values. Both together stand as a mark of our identity.

The »B« stands for the family firm and hence for the origins of Blumenbecker.

We have always stood for the pooling of a broad spread of skills under one roof. At Blumenbecker, they all add up to a compre­hensive range of activities. In order to satisfy the individual needs of our customers, we draw on this pool and put together tailor-made packages of solutions for our customers. We let our customers share in our synergies by bundling the abilities and pass them on to them. Three core values have been identified as key to Blumenbecker’s success: dialogue, competence, innovation. All three are reflected in the solgan:

»We deliver solutions.«