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History and Pedigree of Becker Küchen and Design

The company was founded in 1897 as a joinery workshop by Pius Becker in Stupferich near Karlsruhe. The company built a reputation over the years for producing high quality custom-made kitchen buffet cabinets, a forerunner of the modern fitted kitchen.

In 1960 Egon Becker joined the family business and placed the company at the forefront of a newly developing design trend for “fitted kitchens”.

The old joinery workshops were transformed into a modern production unit where modular kitchens could be produced on an industrial scale.

Egon was a careful custodian of the Becker family brand and his pioneering work on quality control systems ensured that the reputation of Becker family that he inherited would continue to grow across Germany and in newly developing export markets.

Today the tradition is continued by CEO Marco Kraus who first worked alongside Egon Becker more than 20 years ago. Becker Küchen and Design now has more than 25,000 square metres of production space available across Germany, Eastern Europe and now in UAE, all equipped with the latest German production technology and a full time staff exceeding 200.

While the trend now is toward much greater automation Becker Küchen and Design will never forget the human element and the craftsmanship that is essential to producing world class furniture.

The quality systems first developed by Egon Becker remain at the core of the business with perfection always our aim. We are also mindful of the impact of our business on our environment and strive to achieve the highest standards for sustainability.

As the market continues to evolve, excellence in design has become of equal importance to production capability in meeting the needs of our clients. Standards are set centrally and followed identically in all manufacturing plants. Becker Küchen and Design continue to invest in developing new concepts and are recognized today as leaders in our field.