Who We Are and What We Do
BEKA develops system solutions for modern radiant heating and cooling of buildings and industrial plants. BEKA produces capillary tube mats, serpentine copper tubes and single tube systems for this purpose. They are primarily used in heated and chilled ceilings, wall heating, underfloor heating and in ice storage systems. We make great efforts to ensure the best possible manufacturing quality and thus the long service life of our products.
The road to success of the capillary tube mat
Since the invention of the capillary tube mats for heating and cooling over 30 years ago, the owners and employees of BEKA have pioneered the innovative technology for cooling ceilings and ceiling heating. The origin of capillary tube technology goes back to the inventor and entrepreneur Donald Herbst. In the 1980s, the qualified air conditioning engineer was looking for a technical solution for efficient, energy-saving temperature control in houses. Inspired by nature, he designed a mat made of thin tubes arranged in large numbers next to each other. These imitate the capillary network, which - located in leaves and under the skin surface of living things - is used very efficiently for temperature regulation and the transport of substances and energy.
This gave birth to the technology of the capillary tube mat, which Donald Herbst has continued to develop for more than 20 years with numerous patents and inventions. Under the leadership of Mr Herbst, the first houses were equipped with capillary tube mats back in the 1980s with EU funding. Since then, the success of this technology has continued to spread. BEKA can point to numerous references from the last 25 years in Germany and on international markets - from high-rise buildings to small residential units, in office and administrative buildings as well as in health care buildings.
A few years ago, BEKA also added the production of meandering copper pipes and 10 mm PE-RT single pipe systems to its range in order to expand the range of technical solutions and better take into account the different requirements on construction sites. With the single pipe technology, very flexible forms of ceiling design can be realized.