Nedschroef Beckingen, an affiliate of the leading Dutch automotive supplier Nedschroef, celebrated its 150th anniversary in September. Founded in 1869 as a factory for small hardware in Beckingen, Nedschroef Beckingen is now a recognised manufacturer of fasteners.
Jörg Bosch and Stefan Tils share the management of Nedschroef Beckingen. “We are proud and grateful that our Beckingen plant has successfully overcome the company’s challenges and that we can celebrate this anniversary,” said Jörg Bosch.
Stefan Tils added: “We’ve been able to invest a lot in the plant over the past four years, so today we are seeing a relatively stable utilisation of our production again.” Nedschroef Beckingen is the main employer in the local community.
A ceremony attended by Saarland Prime Minister Tobias Hans, Merzig-Wadern County Councillor Daniela Schlegel-Friedrich, and Mayor of Beckingen Thomas Collmann, kicked off the 150th anniversary celebrations.
The celebration was entirely dedicated to the employees, their families and visitors to the Beckingen site. There was also an Open Day, so the employees’ families could have the opportunity to take a closer look at the plant during a tour. The event was rounded off with a concert by the Beckingen Wind Orchestra; the Saarbrücken Truck Knowledge Workshop; and an exhibition of the history of the company, about which a commemorative publication will also be produced.
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