Corporate development

The growing need within the GDR economy for electrical insulating materials, especially copper-clad semi-finished materials for the PCB industry, led to the decision in 1960 to develop a manufacturing system in Bernau.

Initially, the plant was a subsidiary of LEW Hennigsdorf, part of the former AEG factories. The company in Bernau grew rapidly and, by the end of the 1980’s, employed approximately 1,500 employees.

After the first plant was taken over for political reasons by Huls Troisdorf AG (HT) in 1991, a strategic decision was made to shut the plant down in 1994.

In the same year, Dipl.-Chem. G. Latka and Dipl.-Ing. W. Grünberg founded BK - Bernau Plastics GmbH, which initially focused on resuming laminate production for eastern European companies. An emphasis here was placed on preserving the ‘Bernau touch’.

Following the company founder’s resignation from active management in 2010, the management team comprising of Martin Schäfer and Christian Gruenberg has been leading the company.

Historic view of the large format press for copper-clad laminates at SPW in 1987 View of SPW Bernau on Schönfelder Way in 1980

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