Commercial registry number 6 – meaning BECHEM is one of the very first registered companies in Hagen.


Carl Bechem founded the first German oil factory in 1834. The company is now being run by the 6th generation of the founding family.


In 1930, ball bearing and roller bearing greases were developed with the ball bearing factories in Schweinfurt. KS-28 establishes itself as a powerful, specialist grease.


In Germany, BECHEM is producing more than 800 high performance lubricants at the Hagen, Kierspe and Mieste plants.


Subsidiaries and partner companies at over 70 locations provide the worldwide supply of BECHEM high performance lubricants.


Today, BECHEM is producing at three locations outside Europe (USA, China and India) “BECHEM lubrication solutions for industry” for the international market.


Award-winning. BECHEM wins the NRW 2015 Efficiency Award for the development of an innovative coating system in forming technology.