IFS certification

For procurement and distribution of raw materials, ingredients and additives for the food and food supplements industry Beckmann-Kenko GmbH was certified as per IFS Broker Version 2.

50-years company anniversary of Kenko Corporation and
10-years anniversary of Beckmann-Kenko GmbH

Beckmann-Kenko GmbH and Kenko Corporation celebrated their 10th respectively 50th year anniversary. Looking back on many years of prosperous business, both companies are confident that they will also handle successfully new challenges in the future.

ISO 9001:2008 certification by SGS

SGS-International certified the quality management system of Beckmann-Kenko as per ISO 9001:2008. SGS approved Beckmann-Kenko's high degree of service quality and accredited the compliance with international acknowledged standards of quality management.

Authorisation as Importer of active pharmaceutical ingredients

The appropriate authorities in Lower Saxony (Trade Supervisory Office Hannover) granted Beckmann-Kenko GmbH an Importer's Authorisation of medicinal products (APIs) as per GMP guidelines.

Launch of online shop NovaSweet Natural Sweeteners

A new business division has been set up by online marketing and distribution of natural sweeteners and sugar substitutes to consumers. On NovaSweet.de customers can buy sugar-free products, sweetened only with 100% natural sugar substitutes such as erythritol, xylitol or stevia.

Takeover of business operations from Beckmann Chemikalien by Beckmann-Kenko

The business model of the company was adjusted and Beckmann-Kenko GmbH took over the operative business from Beckmann Chemikalien KG.

Closing of New Jersey office

Due to falling sales as a result of staff shortage, the office in New Jersey had to be closed after eight years.

Foundation of Joint Venture between Beckmann Chemikalien KG and Kenko Corporation

To strengthen the business relationship between Beckmann chemicals and Kenko Corporation, the joint venture company Beckmann Kenko GmbH was founded. The aim of this new operation was to expand trade with Japanese and German products.

Opening of Representative Office in Shanghai China

In consequence of increasing imports from China as well as associated risks and new opportunities, Beckmann-Kenko established a Representative Office in Shanghai. By the support of Chinese colleagues, the company has been able to get in contact with new suppliers and has strengthened existing business relationships.

Foundation of Beckmann Chemicals in New Jersey USA

Beckmann Chemikalien established a sales office in New Jersey to expand their sales opportunities in the US.

Expansion und relocation lager office building

Beckmann Chemikalien KG was successfully established on the market as a trading company of chemical ingredients. Due to the growth of the company, it was necessary to move to a new, larger office building. Its modern equipped rooms provide optimal conditions for innovations and further growth of the company.

Relocation of Beckmann Chemikalien KG to Bassum

Beckmann Chemikalien KG moved to their current office address in Bassum.

Foundation of Beckmann Chemikalien KG in Bremen

Foundation of Beckmann Chemikalien KG by Mr Wilhelm J. Beckmann

Foundation of Kenko Corporation in Tokyo

Foundation of Kenko Corporation by Mr Satomi Tsuchibe