Chronology of Beck Automation AG

Beck Portugal neue Montage in Braga

2016 Beck Automation AG opened a new manufacturing location in Braga, Portugal on 1st August 2016. The new location provides better access to Europe and South America as well international purchasing. Primarily this facility will assemble the BASIC=IML systems.


Today the company is in the hands of the 3rd family generation; and the current owners, Christian and Nicolas Beck, have worked closely with their father, Michel Beck (Beck Senior) to develop the company in the past 20 years.


2000's. This independent family company was taken over by the young Beck generation. With pioneering spirit and business foresight a stable foundation is created for an efficient global market presence.


1990's. The distribution and sale of graphics equipment & accessories is continued, however the introduction of automation technology especially the IML process occurred - the first step into Hi-Tech Robotics!


1980's. The company focused more & more on the special area of automation technology and In-Mold-Labelling (IML) process. With a great commitment and pioneering spirit the company took on this challenge.

1974. Specialized in automation technology


1960's. Different technologies were setting new industry standards and the company had to contend with the aspects and changes. Result: the consideration of building up a new business unit focused on automation technology.

Alongside the distribution of graphical equipment to the printing industry until the 1990's, different speciality, high quality products were offered:

  • Hohn-Tooling
  • Hohn-Machines
  • Pneumatic Measuring devices
  • Automation Elements?
  • Fixturing devices


1934. Oscar Beck, Great-uncle to the current owners, founded the company to sell graphic and printing equipment & accessories to the printing industry.