Sophisticated products. Reliability. Tailor-made services. And many other advantages distinguish our services. These qualities have made the bedra brand the worldwide leader. Our unique brand quality is not only our benchmark but also a guarantee for the success of our customers. Over 100 alloys. The most diverse product designs. Customized solutions. All this makes bedra a true premium product.
The maker of the bedra umbrella brand is Berkenhoff GmbH based in Heuchelheim, in the German state of Hessen. Another production facility is located in the medieval town of Herborn in central Hessen. The Kinzenbach plant in Heuchelheim specializes in welding and redraw wires, as well as optical and special wires. The Merkenbach plant in Herborn mainly produces spark erosion, electronic, anchor, resistance and special wires. In 2022, bedra has opened a second production site in Vietnam.
Subsidiaries in the US, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China, along with agencies and distributors in more than 50 countries around the world, have contributed significantly to our good reputation in the industrial circles around the world.
High quality and sophisticated services have made the bedra umbrella brand synonymous with innovative high-tech precision wires for spark erosion, welding and brazing technology, electronic components, and other applications. “Made by bedra” is our commitment and motivation. Though we offer distribution and services worldwide, we manufacture in Germany. At our locations in Heuchelheim and Herborn, we cover the entire in-house production process – from casting, rolling and drawing, annealing and electroplating, through to final packaging.
Our production volume amounts to 30 million kilometers of fine wire per year. Customers can choose from our extensive selection of over 100 alloys to suit their needs.
The founding of the "fine wire drawing facility” dates back to 1889. Around 130 years later, our main concern is still to offer our customers genuine added value. With this heritage, we attach great importance to the quality of our products and services. We are able to ensure that our customers receive flawless products from us at all times. Meeting the highest demands is what we require of ourselves. Beyond our extensive product testing after each production step, the secret of bedra's high quality lies above all in the quality of the primary material. We rely exclusively on the use of high-quality metals – systematically and without compromise. Achieving the tightest alloy tolerances is an unconditional requirement. This is how we achieve the best possible processing results.
A glance at the details makes it clear: We achieve bedra’s well-known quality with an uncompromising strategy. We make no compromises when it comes to materials. We only use metals of the highest quality. This ensures that our products are absolutely pure alloys. This is all the prerequisite for complete quality control. And our quality promise guarantees us an important and unique selling point in the markets of the world. It ensures that bedra and premium quality are mentioned together in the same breath. Our market penetration allows us to act independently. We can see developments in global markets and react with flexibility and speed. Our fine quality and workmanship are also certified by external parties.
Protecting the environment is very important to us. With bedra’s ambitious environmental protection program, we have taken on a range of ecological obligations, and we follow them with economic responsibility and technological care. Some examples are:
For our energy management system, we have been certified according to DIN EN ISO 50001:2018. Our efforts to treat the environment with care have been endorsed by the German Society for Certification of Management Systems (DQS), with the DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 certificate. In addition, meticulous compliance with RoHS and REACH guidelines is natural for us. We achieve RoHS compliance for all our products and process steps through:
With our own laboratory we guarantee complete and fast monitoring of all process steps. From the foundry to the electroplating to the finished end product, bedra environmental protection is more than the sum of individual measures. Our approach goes beyond water, air, and soil protection. Smart and coordinated measures increase work and process safety. At the same time, they guarantee our customers consistently high process quality. This is how we can say that ecology and technology are no contradiction. Smart wires. Made by bedra.