Becker Marine Systems GmbH
Blohmstr. 23, 21079 Hamburg, Germany
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Seven decades of pioneering
Founded in 1946 in Hamburg by a small team around Willi Becker. Main product was the Becker Flap Rudder, at that time mainly for inland waterway barges and tugs. In the early 70s, Becker acquired the Kort Nozzle patents and also pushed the international sea going shipbuilding market for rudders and nozzles. Also in the 70s Becker acquired the steering gear business. In 1998 Hatlapa became a shareholder, starting the successful cooperation with Becker. Becker Marine Systems further strengthened its position in the global marine market with the acquisition of the Schilling® Rudder business in 2003.
KSR King Support Rudder
The development of the KSR King Support Rudder bearing system in 1976 enabled Becker to produce Becker Flap Rudders in unlimited size, providing customers with superior manoeuvring properties for large ocean-going vessels.
Becker establishes China office
The Becker worldwide network was further enhanced in November 2003 with the establishment of an office in Shanghai, China, along with the relocation of company headquarters to offices built for this purpose in Hamburg.
Becker Twisted Rudder and Becker Mewis Duct®
In 2004 the Becker Research & Development team designed the Becker Twist Rudder, which became a significant sales success. 2008 marked the introduction of Becker's new best-selling energy-saving product, the Becker Mewis Duct®, followed by the Becker Mewis Duct® Twisted four years later.
LNG Hybrid Barge
The founding of a department for the utilisation of LNG and other Alternative Energies in 2011 was of strategic significance. This enabled Becker’s maritime expertise to focus more strongly on sustainability. Becker developed and operates the Hummel LNG Hybrid Barge, which works like a floating power plant and since 2015 has been supplying external and low-emission power to cruise ships at the Port of Hamburg.
New company head office in Hamburg
In 2014 the Becker head office in Hamburg moved from Neuländer Kamp to its new location in the Blohmstraße in close proximity of the port of Hamburg.