Gebr.Becker was founded as a machine factory in 1885. Today, Becker produces vacuum pumps and compressors for applications in virtually all walks of industry. Its Wuppertal headquarters, plant at Apolda and Shanghai supply hi-tech products for clients all over the world. A globe-spanning service and sales network with numerous Becker-owned subsidiaries provide reliable support at local level. In total, the medium-sized company today employs about 800 staff worldwide. Ingenuity and experience as well as intensive cooperation with various universities provide the basis for a never-ending stream of new products, such as intelligent vacuum pumps and compressors from the VARIAIR product family. Becker has patented many of its pioneering technical innovations.