The most important pillars of Brandenburg’s economy are small and medium-sized enterprises. Some of these companies impress with innovations and specializations. They serve niches, are owner-managed and are not listed on the stock exchange - the so-called hidden champions. In our series, we present Brandenburg companies to which this applies. Today: BE Maschinenmesser GmbH & Co. KG, Spreenhagen
I regret to inform you that on the night of April 5th, 2023, a portion of our production hall in Spreenhagen was damaged by a fire which occurred at the end of our second production shift.
Most importantly, we are fortunate none of our employees were endangered and no one suffered even minor injuries.
Although the fire, upon first inspection, appears to have created much less damage than initially thought, the incident that occurred was serious and requires us to temporarily pause operations while we guarantee the safety of our factory first and reconstruct production later.
The morning following the fire, we immediately started a recovery protocol in the affected departments. These procedures continued over Easter weekend in order to prepare the first production department and make it operational as quickly as possible.
I would like to extend my immense gratitude to the Spreenhagen fire department for their fast and selfless response to the emergency. Additionally, I would like to thank all those who have contacted us during these unfortunate times to communicate their solidarity and offer their support. I am grateful and proud to be part of this industry that has once again shown it is one with sound values based on great mutual respect.
BE Maschinenmesser GmbH & Co. KG and the entire PRIMEdge Group interprets this unfortunate event as an opportunity to further improve our production site with better efficiencies and modern manufacturing technologies to reinforce our position as leaders in our industry.
President – PRIMEdge Group
They are absolute experts and world market leaders in their respective niches - the “hidden champions”. In other words, the
hidden winners in the economy. These family-owned companies are also known as “hidden champions” because they are
usually not very well known to the general public. The state of Brandenburg has also “hidden champions”.
Even large knives for high-performance applications can be tailored to customer requirements down to the last detail. This is proven by BE Maschinenmesser GmbH & Co. KG based in Spreenhagen. The most important product group is machine knives for the food industry with its special requirements for safety and precision. The fact that there are almost no complaints speaks for itself - and explains the successful development of a company that focuses on quality.
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