The Berndorf Band Group

The Berndorf Band Group has attained the position of global leader in the production of steel belts and steel belt systems thanks to their 90 years of experience and sales ranging in the area of 100 million euros. Employing a staff of approximately 400 and operating in Asia, Europe, and North and South America, the group consists of the parent company Berndorf Band, seven subsidiaries and two partner companies.

Our business unit

The company produces premium-grade steel belts and offers comprehensive solutions for steel belts and steel belt systems that encompass engineering, services and customer care. Our wide-ranging solutions are incorporated in production and conveying processes found in every industry. Thanks to the close cooperation among the companies of the Berndorf Band Group and the constant coordination with our customers, we can make and deliver process systems on a global scale that are both all-inclusive and fully customized.

Die Berndorf Band Group timeline

Reliability and quality since 1843.

1843

Foundation of Berndorfer Metallwarenfabrik

Alfred Krupp and Alexander Schoeller founded the k. k. privileged Metallwarenfabrik in Berndorf in 1843.

1923

First production of a film casting belt made of copper

At the beginning of the 1920s, Berndorf was the only supplier of film belts made of copper and nickel.

1957

Film production back in Berndorf

After the withdrawal of the Russian army from Austria in 1955 and the nationalization of the former German industrial property, including both Ranshofen and Berndorf, the Berndorf factory was found from 1957 onwards as a branch of the state enterprise Vereinigte Metallwerke Ranshofen-Berndorf AG, VMW. The film production was thus moved back to Berndorf.

1960

Production of mirror polished steel belts

In 1960, Berndorf started the production of steel belts for the film and foil industry with a highly polished surface made of stainless steel, called NICRO. The unusual name NICRO has historical origin. Krupp has protected this brand name internationally some decades ago for the stainless steel Berndorf cutlery made of the steel type chrome-nickel 18/8.

1965

Development of longitudinally welded steel belts

Due to the high market demand, a special process has been developed which allows length welding of long steel belts to produce belts up to a width of about 3 m – the longitudinal weld.

1970

Conveyor belt production

Equipment of the wood, chemical and food industry with Berndorf steel belts.

1975

Establishment of a representation in Japan

Branch of the company “Nippon Belting Company (NBC)” in Tokyo and Osaka.

1976

Production of the first steel belt for double belt presses and foundation of a representation in the USA

The agency for steel belts “International Conveyor Belts (ICB)” (today: Berndorf Belt Technology) included the production of steel belt systems in the product portfolio.

1988

Product groups of Holding Berndorf AG become independent companies and foundation of a representation in Korea

Management Buy-out and founding of “Berndorf Steelbelt Systems” in Korea.

1992

Devilery of the first PI Casters to China

1999

Delivery of the first PMMA Caster for the production of acrylic plates

2000

Production of the first structured belt

2002

Establishment of the Beijing Berndorf Technology Development (BBTDC) subsidiary in China.

2006

Development of a Belt Grinder

Grinding technology for steel belt processing. The steel belts with a width of more than 9 m are used by one of the world's leading paper machine manufacturers for the production of cardboard boxes.

2008

Foundation of Berndorf Band Engineering GmbH in Austria

Due to the high innovation and investment activities of Berndorf Band, the subsidary Berndorf Band Engineering GmbH (formerly mechanichal engineering department of Berndorf Band), was founded.

2009

Development of a belt tracking roller

Development of a belt tracking roller for optimum belt tracking.

2012

Delivery of the first Filter Membrane Caster

2012

Development of the first Modular Double Belt Press

Production processes can be designed flexible for the first time because the machine allows different combinations of any number of modules and components.