1959: How it all started
Origin of BKP Berolina
BKP Berolina has its origins in at the Plastverarbeitungswerk Staaken (Plastic Processing Factory in Staaken), which came into operation in 1959. The production of household and industrial goods using polyester resins during manufacture was of great significance, as it replaced raw materials such as metals and wood. BKP Berolina is still benefiting from this long-standing experience today.
From the Plastverarbeitungswerk Staaken to PLAWESTA Kunsstoff GmbH
The company, renamed PLAWESTA Kunsstoff GmbH after Germany’s reunification, had more than 1000 employees in 1989.
1991: BEROLINA Group
From PLAWESTA Kunsstoff GmbH to the BEROLINA Group
In 1991, PLAWESTA Kunststoff GmbH was taken over by the BEROLINA Group.
Development of the Berolina-Liner System® and the GRP pipe coating
Development of the Berolina Liner System® began in 1995, the first line was delivered two years later. In 1996, BKP Berolina launched a new product on the market with the GRP pipe coating.
1998: BKP Berolina GmbH & Co. KG
Growth under a new name
With the exception of BKP Berolina, the BEROLINA Group shut down all parts of the company in 1998. Thanks to the promising Berolina-Liner System®, in 1999, an investor was found, Greiffenberger AG.
2010: Move to the Berlin suburb of Velten
Due to the company’s outstanding development, the old production buildings in Berlin-Staaken no longer provided sufficient space. The owners therefore decided to invest in a completely new and larger location. Due to the excellent conditions, BKP Berolina opted for a generously sized site in the northern outskirts of Berlin. Located in an industrial park, the site ensures the company has enough space to develop and expand. After the initial ground-breaking ceremony in September 2009, the company moved in just a few months later. In 2012, the site was extended by 52.000 square feet to enable BKP to expand.
T3 BKP GmbH buys out the shares of Greiffenberger AG and Göran Grosse is appointed a managing shareholder.
The Dresden-based T3 BKP GmbH, owned by Göran Grosse, is acquiring the remaining 25 percent of BKP Berolina Polyester GmbH & Co. KG and will thus become the sole shareholder of the company from Velten. Former managing partner Ralf Odenwald retired from BKP Berolina on 31 December 2019.
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