BENTELER at a glance

BENTELER develops solutions that make the difference – for our customers, employees and society. We are passionate about producing safety-relevant products, services and systems for the engineering, automotive, and energy sectors that lead to success. And we do that in close proximity and collaboration with our customers. With our technological expertise and strong focus on successful implementation, we keep our promises. At BENTELER we give our all – with courage, ambition and respect – but we never give up.

BENTELER. The family of driven professionals. Since 1876.

BENTELER is a family business now owned by the fourth generation of the founding family. Founded in 1876 by Carl Benteler, today the company is 100% in the ownership of the Benteler family, half through Hubertus Benteler Ges.m.b.H. and half through Helmut Benteler GmbH.

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The BENTELER Group is structured in the two Divisions of BENTELER Automotive and BENTELER Steel/Tube. The strategic holding company, BENTELER International AG, based in Salzburg, Austria, is responsible for the strategic management of the Group. As well as BENTELER International AG, BENTELER Business Services GmbH, based in Paderborn, Germany, also carries out additional holding functions.

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The Executive Board of BENTELER International AG:

Ralf Göttel,
Chief Executive Officer

Frank B. Jehle,
Chief Financial Officer 

Michael Baur,
Chief Restructuring Officer



With about 100 locations in nearly 30 countries, BENTELER is always at the side of its business partners. Not only in terms of geographical proximity, but also strategically: BENTELER supports its partners from product idea to series production. We are your global partner.

Around 900 employees work in research and development in 53 locations worldwide, in 18 countries. In 2019 we filed 46 new patents as a result of their work. The research and development budget amounted to €95 million. Click here for more on our innovation initiatives.

The Group's 27,000 employees are the key to our success. In a rapidly changing world they are critical in ensuring we meet and master the challenges of the future. And so it is very important to us to attract the best talents and experts, provide them with further training and promote their safety, health and motivation.

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On the following pages: more about the structure of the Group, facts and figures, plus information on our global presence.

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