The company Becskei is a Styrian orthopedic and medical supply store with 62 years company history. It all began in 1954 when Peter Becskei sen., father of the current CEO, opened a shoemaker shop in Leibnitz / Styria. Many changes and bold decisions meant that from the small shoemakers today’s orthopedic and medical supply store emerged, with three locations in Graz, Leibnitz and Deutschlandsberg.
A look back
The course for the current direction of the company as orthopedic and medical supplies, Peter Becskei senior, when he decided instead to continue to compete with the growing industrial footwear industry, prefer to focus on the numerous injured at war feet and suffering people to provide relief. 1962, therefore, he passed the exam for orthopedic shoemakers and devoted his craftsmanship henceforth also the limitations and diseases of the foot.
Over the past 60 years, although much has changed, the supply of limitations and diseases of the foot is still a key concern for the company Becskei.
Peter Becskei, who took over the company in 1985 by his father, has achieved a lot in his 30 years as manager. Under his leadership, the company was rebuilt, new branches were opened and new areas opened up. A big part of the success relied also on the employees of the first hour, their commitment and dedication the company could always count on.
Since 1995, his brother Thomas Becskei complements the team – a trained orthotist and prosthetist.
Apart from the physical changes, there were socio-political changes. Job titles changed, have been renamed according to their significance and filled with new content. Shoemaker, orthopedic shoemaker, and prosthetist – all three professions were part of the health professions.
The philosophy of Becskei is not only influenced by the claim to offer the best quality advice and the highest quality tools to customers, but also on creating awareness of health. The training of apprentices plays an important role for Peter Becskei jr.
The SWOPS project supports the company to face up to personal technical requirements of today. Since the company conditionally operates close to the customer they see motivated and reliable employees as a THE key factor influencing business success.