BENSELER - Excellent prospects for the next 50 years

Manfred Benseler established the company as a metal processing workshop in 1961.
A clear focus on innovation, quality, and cost was the basis for the successful growth of the company.
In five decades, BENSELER has become the market leader in various areas of the surface, coating, and deburring technology.
BENSELER is today a valued knowledge and systems partner in all of its business divisions who understands all facets of the market and works hand in hand with its customers.
The economic success is the foundation for continued independence in a competitive industry.

History of the BENSELER-Group




Takeover of LISI Automotive BETEO GmbH & Co. KG, Gummersbach, and name change to BENSELER BETO GmbH & Co. KG. By doing so, we are expanding our portfolio in the zinc flake coating process and thread locking area.




Change of name from "BVO" to BENSELER Oberflächentechnik NRW GmbH & Co. KG and relocation to our new plant in Lüdenscheid.


Founding of corporate subsidiary 3D Laser BW GmbH & Co. KG with 3D Laser in Kirchheim under Teck, and thus entering into additive manufacturing using the SLM process.




Expansion of the process range via cathodic dip coating in a second plant at the Bogen/Niederbayern location.


Dr. Mathias Mühleisen and Thomas Müller have been running the family business together with Managing Partner Birgit Werner-Walz since the beginning of the year.




At the end of October 2015 the BENSELER group took over the Vossloh shares of the company BV Oberflächentechnik GmbH & Co. KG and now owns the company outright.


Purchase of 70 % of the shares of the company Prove Tech CZ s.r.o. (Czech Republic) in the deburring field.


The Extension of the production area at the plant in Frankenberg/Sachsen due to a large CDC-coating order for BMWi3.


The Bavarian company Techno Color is renamed as BENSELER Beschichtungen Bayern GmbH & Co. KG.


The BENSELER Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a market-leading service provider for surface finishing, coating, deburring, and shaping.


BENSELER returns to its road of success and reaches the 2008 sales level. The Group continues to pursue its strategic realignment. In Frankenberg, the  25,000,000th injector is deburred for the customer Continental.


BENSELER suffers a 50 percent drop in sales due to the global economic crisis. The company reports sales decreases of 30 percent in the year-to-year comparison.


Company shares transferred to the next family generation.

Establishment of an advisory board and Mr. Manfred Werner withdraws from the management of BENSELER Holding after 25 years of activity.


Sale of shares of BENSELER Ontbraamtechniek B. V. to the Dutch partner.

New investment into an additional highly flexible bulk goods plant in  Markgröningen.

Name change from OZF to BENSELER Sachsen.


Fusion of GKB Oberflächentechnik GmbH to BENSELER Oberflächentechnik GmbH.


Niederlassung BENSELER Entgratungen in Hattingen

Move of BENSELER Entgratungen GmbH from Werdohl to Hattingen.



Assuming shares of the foreign shareholder at Techno Color in Bogen.


Das BENSELER Beschichtungswerk in Kornwestheim

Move of BENSELER Beschichtungen GmbH & Co. KG to Kornwestheim – new cataphoretic dip coating system with subsequent powder coating system.



New cataphoretic dip coating system for large parts at OZF Frankenberg.

Birgit Werner-Walz joins the holding company (managing partner).


Launch of electrochemical deburring (ECDB) at OZF.

Sale of the metal-processing division.

Das „Jahrhundert-Hochwasser" bei OZF in Frankenberg

Record flooding at OZF in Frankenberg.



New DACROMET®/GEOMET® bulk goods plant at BENSELER Oberflächentechnik GmbH in Markgröningen.

BENSELER Oberflächentechnik GmbH splits from BENSELER Beschichtungen GmbH.


Adopting acrylic coating process at OZF


Founding of the subsidiary BENSELER Entgratungen GmbH with thermal deburring in Werdohl.


Shareholding in the Bavarian Techno Color GmbH with the products WP and ECD.



Das OZF Oberflächenbeschichtungszentrum GmbH & Co. in Frankenberg/Sachsen

Founding of the company OZF Oberflächenbeschichtungszentrum GmbH & Co. in Frankenberg, Saxony, with the product departments cataphoretic dip-coating, wet paint, and electrostatic powder coating.



Das Werk BENSELER Entgratungen in Marbach a. N.

Move of BENSELER Entgratungen GmbH to Marbach a. N.



Der Grossbrand in Markgröningen

Major fire in Markgröningen.



Manfred Benseler retires from the company after 27 years.


Starting Delta-Magni coating process by establishing the company GKB Oberflächentechnik GmbH in Markgröningen.

Die BV Oberflächentechnik GmbH und die Vossloh-Werke in Werdohl

Founding of the company BV Oberflächentechnik GmbH for DACROMET® together with the Vossloh Works in Werdohl.



Die BENSELER Ontbraamtechniek B. V. in den Niederlanden

Founding of the company BENSELER Ontbraamtechniek B. V. in the Netherlands.



Start up of a cataphoretic dip coating plant (CDC) in the new building in Markgröningen, Zeppelinstraße.


Manfred Werner joins as managing partner.

Die Moser Entgratungs-AG in Thörigen/Schweiz

Founding of the company Entgratungs-AG in Thörigen, Switzerland.



Start of the thermal deburring process (TDB) at Markgröningen site.


Start up of the first plant for DACROMET® coatings in Germany, located in Markgröningen, Zeppelinstraße.


First start up of powder coating plant (PCP) in the new building in Markgröningen.


Manfred Benseler starts in Markgröningen-Talhausen with a metal-processing company.