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Company b+b automation and control technology GmbH

Group of companies - b+b Automations- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH

The company b+b Automations- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH acquired the company shares in the BBK labeling and special machine construction GmbH in April 2017. Ms. Kathi Beck and Mr. Alexander Beck run the company as managing partners. Lothar Beck is employed as an additional managing director. The company thus remains an innovative, owner-managed, medium-sized company.


Subsidiary - BBK Etikettier- und Sondermaschninenbau GmbH

BBK is retained as a term for labeling and special systems and is used as an additional brand name alongside b+b trace. The new company name, which some of you are familiar with, stands for continuity, quality and know-how. This network guarantees a close-meshed infrastructure with clearly defined responsibilities.

Unsere Geschichte

Our history


Founding of the BBK labeling and special machine construction GmbH

What began in 1986 as a threesome in Lothar and Emil Beck's parents' dance hall quickly developed into an international success story.


Foundation of BBK UK in England

In 2004, BBK UK was founded in England.


Founding of the b+b automation and control technology GmbH

The b+b GmbH was founded in 2006 by Alexander Beck and Kathi Beck in Airlenbach.


Expansion of international sales partners

In 2011, the first employee for the former Yugoslavia was hired. In the years that followed, international sales continued to expand.


b+b GmbH takes over the companies BBK and BBK UK

b+b GmbH becomes a 100% shareholder  BBK GmbH and BBK UK. The group of companies thus remains in the hands of the Beck family.


b+b automation and control technology, headquartered in Oberzent, now employs more than 100 people.


Quality management - 100% made in Germany

We develop and produce complete solutions - consisting of hardware and software components -  in the fields of labeling, identification, serialization, aggregation and automation from a single source. Through our own production and software development, we achieve a high level of vertical integration. This enables us to offer our customers a high level of flexibility and the shortest possible response time. From the development of the solution to commissioning at the customer's site, the entire process is subject to internal quality controls. 

Quality and satisfaction are our top priority

  • Identification and optimization of processes

  • Responsibility towards our stakeholders and the environment

  • Occupational safety and related measures

  • Internal audits and quality control

  • Training, further education and training of employees

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The exchange with our stakeholders is the focus of our CSR. We count our employees, customers, business partners, neighbors and representatives among our stakeholders. We pursue a holistic ESG approach to sustainability. As a medium-sized company in the Odenwald, regional sourcing is important to us in order to support the surrounding companies and  Reduce CO² emissions through short transport routes. Every year we offer apprenticeships and dual study places for students in our region.


Sustainable customer solution

Solutions and systems from b+b are always optimized against the background of sustainability in order to more than meet the requirements of our customers. Our systems and plants are characterized by high quality and durability. From production to commissioning, we follow a holistic approach.

environmental projects

Since 2017, together with our cooperation partner Beefuture, we have been actively committed to a sustainable future. By adopting eight beehives, we support increasing the bee population. Bees are the supporting pillar of our ecosystem:  "Once the bee disappears from the face of the earth, man has only four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." (Albert Einstein)

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