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Bekum builds its future on knowledge gained from its past

A small blow molding machine built in 1958 by Gottfried Mehnert put Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH on the path to success in its founding year. Numerous patents and developments followed, changing the industry and solidifying the Berlin-based company's position as a pioneer in extrusion blow molding technology. Now the distinguished inventor's youngest son, 34-year-old Michael Mehnert, is getting ready to make his mark on the company that has grown to 300 employees and almost 100 million euros of annual sales.

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