21.02.2015

20 years of BENTELER Distribution in the Czech Republic

BENTELER Distribution Czech Republic has a total storage area of 4,100 sqm and holds over 2,500 tons of pipes in stock.

The Czech subsidiary is celebrating its birthday: exactly 20 years ago, on 21 February 1995, BENTELER Distribution founded the site and thereby continued its international expansion in Eastern Europe.

Since 1988, BENTELER Distribution has been taking advantage of its international market opportunities. With the opening of the Eastern European countries in the early 90s, new market opportunities arose for the company. After founding its first subsidiaries in Hungary and Poland, the company founded its third Eastern European location in the Czech Republic in 1995. 

Today, the country is one of the most important markets for steel tubes in Europe with a steel consumption of 500 000 tons. BENTELER Distribution Czech Republic were also able to profit from this. Since its founding,
the company has grown continually. Almost 70 employees currently support
around 350 customers in three locations.

"Today, we are one of market leaders in the Czech Republic," said Christian Pehmer, Regional Director for Eastern Europe at BENTELER Distribution. "Our customers value our punctual deliveries, our innovative products and more particularly our expertise – that is the secret to our success." Whether in the automotive, construction or energy sector, services such as technical advice and professional processing are increasingly important in the business. "Our ambition is to offer our customers the exact products they need right now", said Martin Skalka, Managing Director at BENTELER Distribution Czech Republic. That’s why the Czech subsidiary has continuously developed from a simple steel tube distributor to a solutions provider. "20 years of growth are the proof that we are on the right track. We want to successfully continue along this path with our customers.”

In addition to the Czech Republic there is another Eastern European subsidiary celebrating its 20th anniversary this year: BENTELER Distribution Slovenia was founded only a few weeks later on 17 March 1995.

Learn more about BENTELER Distribution Czech Republic at: www.benteler-distribution.cz

More information about BENTELER Distribution Slovenia at: www.benteler-distribution.si