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BESCO: Berliner Steincontor celebrates 15 years of existence

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15 years ago, Ulrich Klösser, Frank Dickmann and Florian Geyer, who later became authorized signatory and sales manager, set out to make the rich natural stone range in Asia and later also in Europe available for German and European construction projects. The founding of BESCO - Berliner Steincontor GmbH in March 2003 also marked the birth of the branded product belgrano®...

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BESCO: Berliner Steincontor celebrates 15 years of existence

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Fussgängerzone Böblingen Neue Meile - mit mehrfarbigen belgrano® Naturstein Pflasterplatten und einem Wasserspiel aus Granit und Diorit

 

15 years ago, Ulrich Klösser, Frank Dickmann and Florian Geyer, who later became authorized signatory and sales manager, set out to make the rich natural stone range in Asia and later also in Europe available for German and European construction projects. The founding of BESCO – Berliner Steincontor GmbH in March 2003 also marked the birth of the branded product belgrano®. Until then, Asian natural stones in particular had a questionable reputation in terms of quality, reliability of deliveries and – particularly important – the working conditions.

By mastering these challenges, the BESCO team quickly won the trust of public and private builders and their architects with its branded product “belgrano® natural stone”. belgrano® is today a synonym for reliable deliveries “just in time”, fair production conditions that Compliance with the required rock and processing qualities and committed and excellent advice.

Sales manager Florian Geyer comments: “This is the only way we can convince and continuously advise and supply impressive natural stone projects in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Scotland and the Middle East. This includes pedestrian zones, city and market squares, inner cities, train stations, garden shows, facades, interior floors and much more ”. The desire for regional products is growing again and again among building owners and architects. However, it is often difficult to implement, especially domestic hard rock only covers a very small part of the requested color and technical spectrum and is often not available in sufficient quantities for large projects within the specified construction times. BESCO managing director Frank Dickmann does not accept “moral” arguments: “As one of the world’s largest exporters, Germany, when it comes to natural stone selection, also accesses the global range is simply logical.”

It is important to BESCO that the transport is organized as environmentally friendly as possible and that the production of belgrano® natural stones is fair and transparent. For this reason too, the company employs its own personnel for control purposes in Asia and has also had WIN WIN Fairstone monitor these productions for 10 years. However, BESCO would like public authorities to be much more involved in this area. Managing Director Frank Dickmann: “We need a binding European seal of approval for natural stone imports into the EU, which ensures that quality conditions and work guidelines are met across the board. Only in this way can there be fair competition for natural stone deliveries for public building projects and only in this way can initiatives such as WIN WIN and other sufficient funds be generated for their so important work on site!”

 

Fussgängerzone Böblingen Neue Meile - mehrfarbige belgrano® Naturstein Pflasterplatten aus Granit und Diorit

 

In den letzten 15 Jahren hat BESCO unzählige Großprojekte mit Naturstein beliefert; Highlights gibt es viele, wie z. B.

    • Fußgängerzonen und Innenstädte mit über 15.000 qm in Wolfsburg, Mannheim, Albstadt, Böblingen…
    • bekannte Projekte wie der Marienplatz, das neue ADAC Gebäude oder die Airport Plaza im Flughafen Hamburg
    • außergewöhnliche Natursteinverkleidungen wie die beim „Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz“ in 3-D Optik oder die stilvolle Sandsteinfassade der Fellini Residenzen in Berlin
    • und natürlich die belgrano® Projekte im Mittleren Osten, Luxemburg und Österreich

Gerade erst sind die Großprojekte Campus Nord UNI Kassel mit über 18.000 qm, die Außenanlagen vom Schwabinger Tor in München mit über 18.000 qm und die Unternehmenszentrale von Deutschlands ältestem Unternehmen, der Merck AG in Darmstadt mit über 10.000 qm Naturstein-Außenanlagen fertiggestellt worden. Das BESCO Team zählt inklusive der Geschäftsleitung und den Auszubildenden, 17 Mitarbeiter plus vier festangestellte Inspektoren in Asien.

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BESCO: Berliner Steincontor celebrates 15 years of existence

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15 years ago, Ulrich Klösser, Frank Dickmann and Florian Geyer, who later became authorized signatory and sales manager, set out to make the rich natural stone range in Asia and later also in Europe available for German and European construction projects. The founding of BESCO - Berliner Steincontor GmbH in March 2003 also marked the birth of the branded product belgrano®...

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