In 1780 Johann Benedikt Bembé founded a tapestry and decoration shop in Mainz.
Later his son Martin expands the business and enters into furniture production.
In 1840, Bembé opens its own parquet production in Cologne-Ehrenfeld and hires a French parquet expert to train its craftsmen. The demand for parquet floors increases, especially after the foundation of the German Reich in 1871.
Location Bad Mergentheim
In 1878 the parquet production in Bad Mergentheim starts with the latest machines.
In the Neuschwanstein Palace and Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, in the Imperial German Embassy in Istanbul and in the villas of the Wilhelminian period, people put their trust in Bembé parquet.
Jucker & Co. KG
In 1925 the Erfurt furniture manufacturers Ziegenhorn and Jucker bought the parquet factory in Bad Mergentheim. The Jucker family thus determines the history of the company, which is now known as “Bembé-Parkettfabrik Jucker & Co. KG”.
End of World War II
The company survived the Second World War in a battered state, but with the economic upturn of the fifties, Bembé quickly developed back into the leading parquet factory in Germany.
Takeover of Wirthwein
The Wirthwein family from Creglingen takes over Peter Jucker’s shares. This creates the basis for the further development of the traditional company. At the same time, the ongoing trend towards natural living and the conscious design of your own four walls is providing further impetus.
Over 1 million square meters of parquet are laid annually. This makes Bembé Parkett not only a manufacturer, but also Germany’s largest parquet laying company. In total, 45 Bembé studios are now maintained throughout Germany. The staff grows to approx. 550 employees.
Digitisation in the handicraft sector
Bembé is 240 years old – to improve internal processes and communication with customers, a suitable ERP system was introduced. At the same time the outdated homepage was completely revised and given a modern design.
GmbH & Co. KG
97980 Bad Mergentheim