from 1897 until today

A
violent
time span.

Recognized partner of industry & trade

For over 120 years

For more than 120 years, J.A. Becker & Söhne has been a recognized partner of industry and trade. With 140 employees, the company today offers its customers state-of-the-art problem solutions in the fields of compressed air and lifting technology. The product range includes piston compressors from 20 to 400 bar for air and gases as well as the entire field of compressed air preparation. The focus of the lifting technology product area is on hydraulic repair and maintenance lifting platforms for cars, trucks and rail vehicles as well as on the development of individual problem solutions. The flexibility of a medium-sized company combined with high quality standards, customer-oriented planning, development, manufacturing and a complete range of services makes J.A. Becker & Söhne a competent partner for a wide range of users worldwide.

Series production since the beginning of the last century

A company with history

The company J.A. Becker & Söhne was founded in 1897 by Jacob August Becker as a craft enterprise. They performed locksmith work as a service for the local industry. Already at the beginning of the last century the serial production of spindles for manufacturers of woodworking machines was started. Only a few years later, the previous subcontracted part was turned into its own final product: Fruit and grape presses. At the end of the twenties, hydraulics was used as a further development of the mechanical spindle. It was obvious to use the power of hydraulics not only for pressing but also for lifting. Thus, at the beginning of the thirties, the production of the products that are still typical of the company was started.

1897

Founded by Jacob August Becker as a locksmith's store

1923

The first own end product is built: Fruit and grape presses

1929

The sons Rudolf and Emil Becker take over the parental business

1929

Production of the first hydraulic vehicle lift from JAB

1941

Relocation from the Neckarsulm site to Erlenbach

1972

With Brunhilde Böck and Gerda Schmauser, the third generation takes over

1997

100th anniversary of the company

2003

Sybille Klumb takes over the family business in fourth generation

2017

The in-house developed water-cooled compressor series 80 is introduced

JAB Geschichte
over 120 years of company history

Immerse
in our history

First-class Know-how in two product lines

Lifting platforms & compressor manufacturing

The development of the lifting platform kept pace with the development of the automobile, so that in today’s delivery program of the now oldest, still existing lifting platform factory in Europe, a complete lifting program, for passenger cars up to the heaviest special vehicle, is available.

Parallel to the development of the lifting platforms, the design and manufacture of compressors took place. Today, the range extends from small handyman compressors to industrial compressors, for example, for driving electrical high-voltage switches or for filling breathing air cylinders for diving and disaster services.

In recent years, JAB has specialized in particular in high-pressure compressors for nitrogen compression and for vehicle refueling in natural gas tank systems.

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