BEDA was founded 50 years ago in a small village near Duisburg in the center of the German steel industry - the Ruhr area. Many of the nearby steelworks used oxygen-lance equipment, which at that time were simple products, made in the workshops of the steelworks.
This equipment was often leaking and many accidents were caused by sudden inflammation of oxygen. As a result, many employees suffered severe burn injuries (on their hands and face).
BEDA became the first company in the world to produce lance holders, safety devices and special valves for oxygen.
These new BEDA products were "high-tech products" compared to the homemade products and offered a better handling and the highest safety.
The steady contact with the steel mills led to a continuous improvement of the products, which met the exact requirements of the steelmaking engineers.
Against this background, our young Company grew steadily, developed patents and offered its customers excellent customer service.
Thus, BEDA Oxygentechnik became Europe's leading manufacturer of oxygen lance equipment and is today the world leader in oxygen lance equipment.