Kocher+Beck makes history.




Today, Kocher+Beck employs roughly 520 people worldwide and generates annual sales of around €60 million. Having started out in rather modest premises in Stuttgart, Germany, Kocher Beck GmbH + Co. Rotary Stamping Technology KG has grown into an international corporation with production sites in Germany, Great Britain, the U.S. and Russia.

  • 1965


    Kocher+Beck was founded in Stuttgart by Erich Kocher and Rolf Beck as a company constituted under civil law (GbR). In its first year, the company was housed in simple shop premises, where the two founders engraved trophies and stamps, and produced the first cutting cylinders.

  • 1982

    Magnetic Die Technology

    We imported the first rotary dies, which were developed in America, and modified them for German quality requirements. These improvements included grinding the cut flanks by hand, as in the U.S., dies for cutting label strips were merely etched. The company also began production of the first magnetic cylinders.

  • 1989


    Pliezhausen near Stuttgart was chosen for the new headquarters, and this is where the company continues to manage its global affairs to this day. On relocating to the 4,200 m2 building, the commercial partnership became today’s Kocher+Beck GmbH + Co. Rotationsstanztechnik KG.

  • 1991

    CNC Technology

    In 1991, we switched from manually grinding flexible dies to automated production using CNC mills. We built – and are still building – production systems in line with our vision, to meet the high quality standards that both we and our customers demand. We also developed the edge polishing technique for polishing cut flanks, and opened the first British Kocher+Beck sales office in Coalville near Leicester.

  • 2006

    K+B International

    To sustain our growth, our latest new site is a production company in Moscow with 27 employees, for the manufacture of flexible dies and hot stamping cylinders. This shares a building complex with Avery Dennison and CCL Label.

  • 2009


    The year 2009 saw the inauguration of the “Historische Feinmechanik" division in Pliezhausen, where technical components and assemblies are produced for cars from the pre-war period.

  • 2010

    Winding Technology

    Our automatic UR Precision splicers have also made a great impression on the market since we launched them in 2010, so much so that our existing production capacity is now working virtually flat out.

  • 2018

    Modification Administration

    Following its move into this modern office building, Kocher+Beck now has sufficient space for future growth. The offices are fitted and furnished in accordance with the latest standards, and promise employees a comfortable, contemporary work environment. The recently completed renovation is just one of a raft of extensive measures to modernize the site. In four construction phases in all, the entire management area of Plant 1 is to be brought thoroughly up to date. “This extensive building work will enable us to make our processes even more efficient,” enthuses Facility Manager Jürgen Flamm, coordinator of the entire renovation project.