Bembé Parkett over time
Our company history dates back to the 18th century
In 1780, Johann Benedikt Bembé founded a tapestry and decoration business in Mainz.
Later, his son Martin expands the business and enters the furniture production.
In 1840, Bembé opens its own parquet flooring factory in Cologne-Ehrenfeld and hires a French parquet expert to train its craftsmen. The demand for parquet flooring increases, especially after the foundation of the German Empire in 1871.
In 1878, parquet production starts in Bad Mergentheim with the latest machines.
In Neuschwanstein Castle 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 Parkett.
In 1925, the Erfurt furniture manufacturers Ziegenhorn and Jucker buy the parquet factory in Bad Mergentheim. Thus the Jucker family determines the history of the company, which now trades under the name “Bembé-Parkettfabrik Jucker & Co. KG”.
The company survived the Second World War in a battered condition, but with the economic upswing of the 1950s, Bembé quickly developed again into the leading parquet factory in Germany.
The Wirthwein family of entrepreneurs 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 continuing trend towards natural living and the conscious design of one’s own four walls provides further impetus.
More than 1 million square meters of parquet are laid annually. This makes Bembé Parkett not only a manufacturer, but also Germany’s largest parquet installation company. A total of 45 Bembé studios are now maintained throughout Germany. The workforce grows to approx. 550 employees.
Bembé is 240 years old – Bembé Parkett is also renewing its outdated website. With a new design and a new structure, user-friendliness and clarity are to be improved.