Conflict materials (conflict minerals)


Conflict minerals are Tantal, Tin, Tungsten and Gold if they are of origin of the Democratic Republic Congo or their neighbour states. Returns from the sales of these substances may be used to finance armed conflicts in this region and partially mining and distribution are controlled by military and paramilitary groups which are violating human rights. Restrictions are intended to limit the named financing opportunities und keep manufacturers from using conflict minerals. Nevertheless the use is not prohibited.


By the American „Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act“ dated Jan. 2010 certain US companies listed in the stock exchanges are obliged to extensive disclosure and reporting of the use of these materials over the complete supply chain from trade and processing to mining.


Due to the international trade relations we – as processor of tin and gold bearing metals – are concerned by enquiries and therefore we have prepared a standardized questionnaire for download here.



Energy management certificated to ISO 50001:2011


Efficiency in energy consumption and responsibility for environment have been definitely components of our corporate culture for many decades. We measure our energy consumption consequently and look for possibilities for reduction permanently. This were the reasons to document our activities in energy management and have them certificated by the DQS after only a short period of preparation. You can call up or download the certificate here.


Information about the standard here.


ISO 50001 englisch

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High-grade visitors at bedea

The MUTEC - International Trade Fair for Museum and Exhibition Technology - is held in a two year regular cycle  together with the denkmal (European Trade fair for Conservation, Restoration and Old Building Renovation) at Leipzig.

This year bedea has been visited by an international delegation of museum experts within the official fair tour. The participients were willing to listen to the advantages of the modular bedea akzent fiberoptical and LED lighting systems for museal applications.

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The head of the sales department, Erwin Herpel explained the special features of fiberoptical lighting:

A central light source, e.g. a modern long-life LED projector with low energy consumption ist generating the light. The transmission is done by fiberoptical, which may vary in number, length and diameter and are manufactured according to the customers rules pre assembled for "plug'n'play" use. At the end of the cables special beamer elements of different shape provide the light throw on the exhibits or in the showcase. Light free of heat predestine this technology especially for the use in closed showcases without circulation of the air. UV free light ensures the maximum protection of light sensitive exhibits like valuable books or paintings.

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Contrary to other systems the bedea akzent beamers are designed for customer's choice of the lighting media between fiberoptics or LED. This doesn't cause any modification of the beamer. The miniature beamers of the "Vitro" series can be combined with each other anyway and enable a esthetic appealing illumination of the exhibits by their sophisticated design.


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The information brochure is here for download.


Those were the announced participients:

Jørn Holme Generaldirektor Riksantikvaren Director General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Norway
Dr. Terje Nypan Senior Councilor Directorate for Cultural Heritage Norway
Benjamin Mouton Vizepräsident Vice President ICOMOS
PhDr. Anna Matoušková Deputy Cultural Minister of the Czech Republic  

Mariusz Czuba Deputy Managing Director of the National Heritage Board of  Poland
Katarzyna Rzezniczek First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Poland
Angelika Albrecht Managing Director MUTEC
Herr Uwe Hoppe Managing Director of the Chamber of Crafts Frankfurt (Oder)
Dr. Uwe Koch Head of department for Cultural Heritage Brandenburg Ministry of Science, Research and Culture
Ulrich Menke Head of Department of  the State Ministry of the Interior of Saxony
Representatives of the International Committee and the Advisory Committee of denkmal Dr. Markus Harzenetter/Prof. Dr. Gerd Weiß
Sergej Makarov Chairman of the Committee for the Protection of historical buildings of St. Petersburg
Leipziger Messe GmbH: Markus Geisenberger, Managing Director Dr. Deliane Träber,  Executive Director Kersten Bunke-Njengue, Project Director


bedea receives AEO-Certification

Reliableness and trustableness are confirmed.Since mid 2010 is bedea Berkenhoff & Drebes GmbH certificated as Authorized Economic Operator.
As one of the first companies in this sector and this region, the manufacturer of special cable, technical yarn, mini ropes, drawing dies, cold forming tools and fiber optics, from Asslar receive the AEO Certificate.
This is a worldwide very important indicator of a high quality and safety standard for a transparent and trustableness business.AEO means Authorised Economic Operator.


With this certificate, which is based on an indiative of the European Union, is confirmed that a company is a reliable partner within international business transactions.
To receive this certification, there are wide tests such as compliance with customs regulations, satisfying Accounts in terms of commercial and transport documents and the proof of credit-worthiness.
,,bedea is confirmed with AEO-Certificate " say the business management from bedea  ,, that we are making our input to cover the continuos international supply chain, from manufacturing of a good to the end user.


Download certificate (Format PDF / german only)