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BEKO Appoints Yannick Koch as Managing Director

Yannick Koch joined the management team of the manufacturer specializing in compressed air and compressed gas technology on January 1, 2021. The eldest son of company founder Berthold Koch will work in a team with his colleague Norbert Strack to drive forward the digital transformation in the product portfolio of the family-owned company. The previous Managing Director Manfred Lehner is retiring after almost 30 years of meritorious service to BEKO TECHNOLOGIES. 

Norbert Strack and Yannick Koch

Norbert Strack and Yannick Koch, Co-Managing Directors, BEKO TECHNOLOGIES (left to right).

As the new Managing Director, Yannick Koch is responsible for Sales, Service, Product Management, Marketing and Human Resources. Co-Managing Director Norbert Strack will now take over Finance and IT in addition to his responsibilities for Research and Development, Production, Supply Chain and Quality. Together they will push the focus on customer orientation, quality and innovation within the corporate strategy and increasingly target the markets in Asia, Central and South America. 

BEKO TECHNOLOGIES is investing unabatedly in development despite the Corona pandemic and is also planning several important product launches in 2021. "The goal is the fully networked compressed air treatment of the future. In addition to many innovations, the social values of the family-owned company remain unchangeable for us," said Yannick Koch, Co-Managing Director, BEKO TECHNOLOGIES.

Yannick Koch has been working at BEKO TECHNOLOGIES since 2015, most recently as the successful Head of Global Corporate Development. Prior to that, the business administration graduate gained management experience in an international industrial company, where he was involved in various digitalization projects. In parallel to his professional work, Yannick Koch is an active shareholder of BEKO Holding, where he helps shape all socially relevant issues.

The retired Managing Director Manfred Lehner played a key role in shaping BEKO TECHNOLOGIES as a financial expert, analyst and strategist. After his appointment as Managing Director in 2007, he was responsible for the commercial affairs of the company. Under Lehner's leadership, BEKO TECHNOLOGIES embarked on a course of growth, opened several international branches and production facilities, entered important markets worldwide and increased its sales capacities. The group's sales more than doubled to over €100 million during Manfred Lehner's time on the board.



BEKO Technologies develops, manufactures, and distributes components and systems for the treatment and management of compressed air and compressed gas. The independent family-owned company with headquarters in Neuss, Germany was founded in 1982 and is now internationally positioned with over 500 employees and 14 sales offices and production facilities in the USA, India, and China. BEKO Technologies advises manufacturing companies in all industries to find the optimum solution for their compressed air treatment and to ensure that the required quality and energy efficiency in the process are maintained. For more information, visit