Company history

BENSELER – looking back on more than 60 years

In 1961, the foundation stone of the BENSELER Group was laid by Manfred Benseler in Markgröningen-Talhausen, home to his first metalworking business. In the six decades since then, we have grown steadily and have evolved into a market leader in the fields of surface, coating and deburring technology. Additive manufacturing has formed part of our service portfolio since 2018.

Milestones in the history of the BENSELER Group

  • 2021

    Establishment of the subsidiary BENSELER Polska Sp. z o.o. in the deburring division.

  • 2019

    The BENSELER Group acquires LISI Automotive BETEO GmbH & Co. KG in Gummersbach and changes the company’s name. The new BENSELER BETEO GmbH & Co. KG expands its portfolio in the field of thread locks.

  • 2018

    BENSELER moves into additive manufacturing and together with 3D Laser establishes the subsidiary 3D Laser BW GmbH & Co. KG with headquarters in Kirchheim unter Teck.

  • 2017

    BV Oberflächentechnik GmbH & Co. KG changes its name into BENSELER Oberflächentechnik NRW GmbH & Co. KG and moves from Werdohl to the new plant in Lüdenscheid-Wibschla.

  • 2016

    BENSELER Beschichtungen Bayern GmbH & Co. KG is expanded by a second plant and a system for the cathodic dip coating (CDC) of bodywork and automotive structural parts.

  • 2016

    The company management of the BENSELER group is expanded: Dr. Mathias Mühleisen and Thomas Müller run the family business together with managing partner Birgit Werner-Walz.

  • 2015

    At the end of October, BENSELER Group acquires Vossloh’s shares in BV Oberflächentechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Werdohl and is thus the sole owner of the company.

  • 2015

    BENSELER acquires 70 % of the shares in PROVE TECH CZ s.r.o (Czech Republic).

  • 2012

    In September, Techno Color in Bogen is renamed BENSELER Beschichtungen Bayern GmbH & Co. KG.

  • 2008

    Manfred Werner retires from the management of BENSELER Holding.

    The company shares are transferred to the next family generation.

    An advisory board is established.

  • 2006

    The subsidiary of BENSELER Entgratungen moves from Werdohl to Hattingen.

  • 2005

    BENSELER acquires the shares of the third-party shareholder in Techno Color in Bogen.

  • 2004

    BENSELER Beschichtungen moves to Kornwestheim. In the new plant, a cathodic dip coating system with subsequent electrostatic powder coating unit is put into operation.

  • 2003

    Birgit Werner-Walz joins the holding company as managing partner.

  • 1995

    BENSELER acquires a stake in Techno Color GmbH Oberflächenveredelung in Bogen (Bavaria).

  • 1994

    The OZF Oberflächenbeschichtungszentrum GmbH & Co. in Frankenberg/Saxony is established with the product fields of cathodic dip coating, wet paint and electrostatic powder coating.

  • 1990

    BENSELER Entgratungen moves to Marbach am Neckar.

  • 1988

    Company founder Manfred Benseler retires from active corporate activities after 27 years.

  • 1987

    BV Oberflächentechnik GmbH is established in cooperation with Vossloh.

  • 1983

    Manfred Werner joins the company, which has moved to Markgröningen, as managing partner in 1978.

    Moser Entgratungs-AG in Thörigen (Switzerland) is established.


Where to find us

Customer proximity is important to us. For direct contact and short ways. Which is why you can find us at nine locations all over Germany and at three more facilities abroad. Here you can easily check where we can offer you which methods from the fields of coating, deburring and additive manufacturing.

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