Beckwood Press Company
Beckwood Press Company has become a leader in engineering and manufacturing hydraulic presses, but it didn’t start out with that goal in mind. President Jeff Debus says the company was started in 1976 by Charles P. Becker Jr. as a supplier of other products around the country. Because the company’s products involved a lot of sheet metal stamping and forming, it started designing its own hydraulic presses for its own internal use. After a while, however, word got out to other manufacturers about the effectiveness of its presses and it began designing and selling presses for other companies. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, Beckwood Press Company is recognized as one of the leaders in hydraulic press technology, with a global footprint that spans the Americas, Europe and Asia. Its presses can be found in applications such as hot forming, compression molding, sheet hydroforming and punching, among others. The company’s customers range from major OEMs in the aerospace and automotive sectors to smaller general job shops.