HISTORY.

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How it all started ...

From a one-man business to the world's leading provider of innovative sawing technology.

The success story of BEHRINGER GmbH began with the foundation of a mechanical workshop in 1919 by August Behringer. At the age of 27 he decided together with his wife Emma to set up his own business despite the turmoil of the postwar period. The will to start something new and to shape his field of activity gave the impetus.

THE EARLY YEARS.
FROM A REPAIR SHOP TO A SAW MANUFACTURER.

1919 – 1945

August Behringer founded a small mechanical workshop. His wife Emma ran a mom and pop shop, which became the couple’s second source of income.

1919

Specializing in handcrafts, motorcycle and agricultural machinery repairs.

1932 – 1944

He also operated of one of the first BP gas stations.

1932 – 1944

THE FIRST HACKSAW.
START OF TODAYS MAIN BUSINESS.

1945 – 1969

After the end of World War II, the eldest son Willi Behringer came home from the war.
Family portrait: Willi, Ilse and son Rolf.

1945

Development and production of the first hacksaw.

1945

Establishment­/­start of pro­duction in the first iron foundry.

1952

Management transferred to the sons Willi and Herbert Behringer.

1962

Displaying machines at various exhibitions, first foreign representation.
Picture: The first exhibition booth at the “Hand­werks­messe”-fair in Munich.

1965

STEADY GROWTH
AND NEW INNOVATION.

1970 – 1979

Relocation of the foundry from the center in Kirchardt and start of construction of the foundry at today's industrial site.

1970

Construction of a new office building with attached production hall next to the foundry. The entire company with administration and production was thus relocated to the industrial area.

1972

Development of the first BEHRINGER bandsaw HBP320 and its presentation at the European machine tool fair EMO. Basis for today’s sawing technology leadership.

1977

INVESTMENTS IN THE FUTURE.
FOR THE FUTURE.

1980 – 1989

Construction of the dual-column bandsaw HBP500, which worked much stiffer, more robust and more accurate than its predecessors.

1980

The development and production of the large band saw HBP1080, responding to market requirements for ever larger machines with a cutting capacities of more than 1,000 mm.

1983

The first HBP2000 Gantry large band saw is delivered.

1988

Willi Behringer withdraws from management and his son Rolf takes his place.

1988

NEW PRODUCT IDEAS.

1990 – 1999

With the 26 series from HBP263A to HBP513A, BEHRINGER launched the first machine generation utilizing a modular system.

1993

Establishment of BEHRINGER SAWS INC. in Morgantown as an independent US subsidiary.

1993

BEHRINGER is booming. Since 1980 BEHRINGER has been investing continuously in additional production halls, office buildings, global expansions, modern workplaces and updated machines.

1994

Establishment of an independent subsidiary BEHRINGER France in Dijon.

1996

BEHRINGER acquires company shares from VERNET. Establishment of VERNET BEHRINGER, a leading drilling and production line manu­facturer for steel construction.

1996

NEW STRATEGIC ORIENTATION.
INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS.

2000 – 2005

Herbert Behringer leaves the company.

2000

BEHRINGER took over the well-known traditional company EISELE and thus expanded its product range with circular sawing machines.

2001

Premiere of the HBM series for cutting high-alloy and difficult-to-machine materials.

2001

With the establishment of a sales office in China, BEHRINGER is focusing on a new growth market.

2003

First OPEN HOUSE in Kirchardt for national and international customers.

2003

A partnership between the companies Behringer, Vernet Behringer and Rösler Oberflächentechnik was founded under the brand name PARTNERS FOR STEEL, in order to offer complex linked systems from a single source to customers in steel construction and profile steel trading.

2010

With the construction of the state-of-the-art foundry, BEHRINGER invested in the future. At the end of November 2008, the foundation stone was laid for the construction of the new production hall. This investment replaced the existing foundry and doubled the production capacity.

2010

OPTIMIZED PROCESSES.
INVESTMENTS FOR THE FUTURE.

2011 – 2019

Delivery of the largest sawing machine ever build by BEHRINGER. The HBP5000 with a cutting range of 5 meters.

2012

Premiere of the trend-setting HBE Dynamic bandsaw series, which has made a long lasting impact on the face of the BEHRINGER brand.

2013

Establishment of BEHRINGER Ltd. as a sales and service office in the United Kingdom.

2014

The largest fully automatic plate saw LPS25-200-7A set a new BEHRINGER record with a table length of 7 meters.

2015

Presentation of the HBE Performance series. Delivery of the HBP2300A, designed for sawing plastic pipes up to 2,300 mm in diameter.

2018

Began construction of the administration building and new production halls, occupying an area of around 6,100 m2.

2018

BEHRINGER celebrates its 100th anniversary at the head office in Kirchardt.

2019