Company data.

Production sites and distribution network.


Besides the headquarter in Hagen, BECHEM has two more production sites in Germany in Gardelegen-Mieste and Kierspe as well as in China, India and the USA. Our distribution network with 70 sites guarantees the supply of our products to almost all countries in the world.


Products and quality.

With a variety of about 800 high performance lubricants, from the standard product for conventional applications up to the exclusive product for the individual customer, BECHEM is the essential supplier for all industries, trades and commerce.

It is our target to supply our customers with high-quality products and to simultaneously meet the valid international standards. The quality of our products is confirmed by the certification according to the automotive standard IATF 16949.

BECHEM Company data


In 1834 by Carl Bechem


China, France, India, Mexico, Switzerland, U.S.A.

Joint Ventures:

China, South Africa, Spain, Sweden


Number of employees worldwide: > 580

Number of employees in Germany: > 350


CARL BECHEM GMBH is certified according to

IATF 16949




The Donors' Association for Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany honors our participation in the survey on research and development of companies in Germany 2020 with the seal of approval "Innovative through research".

BECHEM has been awarded the Top Job Award for outstanding employer qualities on the basis of the good results of an employee survey methodically developed and supported by the University of St. Gallen.

After 2014, BECHEM has once again been honoured by Brose with the Innovation Award. BECHEM was the only lubricant manufacturer nominated and invited again to the Brose Innovation Day in Auburn Hills, USA. BECHEM presented a new lubrication concept for Brose door modules there and received the Innovation Award for the Top Innovation of the Year 2018.

BECHEM is awarded the "Efficiency Prize NRW 2015" for resource-saving and innovative coating in cold massive forming. Beruforge 150, the single-layer system developed for steel surfaces, allows the elimination of phosphatic compounds when coating semi-finished products (e.g. in screw production).

BECHEM is winner in the competition "NRW-Wirtschaft im Wandel", initiated by the organisation "Germany - Land of Ideas" and thus belongs to the 20 most innovative companies in North Rhine-Westphalia.

BECHEM is honoured with the Brose Innovation Award for the top innovation in 2014. This annual award is given to a supplier that drives innovation and product developments within Brose's portfolio. BECHEM has been selected for this award to recognize its ideas for innovative lifetime lubrication solutions.

In 2013, Johnson Controls honours BECHEM with the European Supplier Leadership Award "Global Growth" for tailor-made solutions for vehicles in the premium segment.

Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process and Technology, Freising, and the Institute for Machine Tools and Product Engineering of the Technical University Braunschweig, BECHEM is awarded the German Raw Material Efficiency Prize 2011 in the category "Research Institution". Berufluid is a coolant of water-based biopolymer solutions for metal working applications.

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