History


A company history spanning three generations. And this history becomes richer every day.

Things that last must be particularly good. On this note, we are extremely proud of what our company has become since it was founded 90 years ago. And our history justifies our pride.

1923 - Alfred Becht sets up a dental wholesale company in Offenburg under his name. 1926 -The first trade mark is registered in the patent office for the Becht opaline. 1935 - Health and safety in the dental office. The first medicine bottles are delivered. 1937 - A success story begins: the Fräsator makes routine in the dental office clean and safe. 1950 - Becht starts production of the first cleaning and disinfecting liquid: Bechtol and Carborundol. 1954 - Right next door is the Black Forest. That´s why from now on a stylized fir tree makes the company logo unique. 1955 - In the second generation the son Hans F. Becht enters as successor to the founding father. 1959 - The company grows and expands. And moves to a new building on Luisenstrasse in Offenburg. 1965 - A classic with generations of dentists: Rollofix – the glass container for the hygienic storage of cotton rolls. 1973 - We start the fully automated production of paper and guttapercha points for endodontic treatment. 1987 - Alfred Becht becomes a private limited company. 1995 - On the first of January the third generation goes to work. Ulrich A. Becht takes over the company. 1995 - An important milestone in hygiene, Becht introduces the Medi-Spenser system. 1998 - Better safe than sorry: Becht is now certified – according to ISO 9002/46002 and directive 93/42/EC governing medical devices. 2006 - The growth of the disinfection and cleaning agents have been so successful that a new state of the art manufacturing warehouse had to be built. 2008 - The first batch of root canal sealer Perma Evolution is produced and put on the market. 2011 - The go-ahead for the new concentrate Bechtol Premium for instrument disinfection. 2012 - Room for growth: Becht expands and builds another facility for the production and storage of medical devices. 2013 - The development of a new product has been completed: ProphyRepair - the first all-in-one prophylactic paste with remineralization using Hydroxylapatite. 2015 Bechtol CLASSIC – Gentle on materials. High performance. Economical. The way modern instrument disinfection is practised today. 2016 Wet wipes for disinfection – our Becht XL Wipes start leaving the production line in Offenburg.