Management handover at Beckmann GmbH

Jürgen Beckmann hands over the family business to the third generation

After 30 years as founder and CEO of the company, Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Beckmann has handed over the management to the next generation: His sons Michael and Stefan Beckmann will continue the family business with immediate effect. Michael Beckmann (40) has been with the company since 2009 and has focused on technical design and IT. Previously, the industrial engineer was responsible for technical sales of drive and control technology at Siemens AG. Stefan Beckmann (38) joined the company in 2013 with focus on quality and strategy. After graduating in mechatronics, the engineer worked at Wincor Nixdorf in the area of ATM development and completed an MBA while working.

„We are looking forward to our joint new task in the management," says Michael Beckmann. "Our father is handing over a strongly positioned company to us. The steady product development has led to a reliable product portfolio and long-term partnerships." Stefan Beckmann adds: "In our new function, we are expanding the proven hardware solutions with digital services. By connecting the systems to the new cloud platform, a convincing range of data driven services is achieved from which customers, operators and partners can benefit. We see us well positioned for the coming megatrends of cashless payment and increasing digitization."

Innovative family business with tradition

Founded in the mid-1950s, the family company is now led in third generation. The longterm experience with self-service payment systems was constantly used to develop further business applications. Based on a reliable technology platform, the product portfolio was continuously expanded up to access, parking, cleaning and camping systems. Today, a team of 18 experts develop and produce the hard- and software at the German headquarter. In addition to pay stations and suitable peripherals, the company also provides corresponding cloud services (Phoenix Cloud) to enable a smart, intuitive and economically optimized system operation.


photo: Oliver Schwabe, Westfälisches Volksblatt