Manufacturer of Multi Purpose Suction Dredger, Weed Harvester, Mowing- and Workboats in different designs, manufactured to customer`s requirement. Manufacturer of aquatic weed harvesters and weed boats.

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Wacholderweg 27 , Haren/Emmeln , 49733 Germany Germany

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BERKY is the acronym for Anton Berkenheger GmbH & Co. KG, renown the world over as one of the leading manufacturers of water maintenance machines. Looking back on 45 years of corporate history, the former inventor of the 'three-wheeled ditch slope mower' (1963) has evolved into one of the few full-range suppliers in the business.

Thousands of municipalities and subcontractors can totally rely on the integral quality and reliability of the successfully time-tested BERKY side and front mowers, slope mowers, ditch cleaners, trench diggers, mowing boats and weed harvester, dredgers, plus a wide selection of specialty machinery and equipment. And on the prompt service and performance of the BERKY staff of course.

The Company's hallmark inventive talent is still as alive and kicking as ever. BERKY are definitely good listeners when it comes to customer proposals and stimulating suggestions or whenever a special-purpose solution is needed, as the general policy is that customers must be provided with all the solutions required for their special applications and purposes. Aptly, the BERKY corporate motto is 'made-to-measure mass production', technically perfected and customised yet nonetheless affordable.


A 45 Yearlong Dedication to Restoring Nature
From inventor of the 'three-wheeled ditch slope mower', to full-range supplier of water maintenance machines
'Up to the knees in water and wielding a scythe or a pitchfork' - towards the end of the 1950s, this is what the clearing out and maintenance of ditches, trenches and other watercourses was all about. Anton Berkenheger, farmer and chairman of the Meersbach Water Supply and Land Conservation Association in the Haren/Ems district, set himself the goal of making this type of work easier to manage and far more effective. Some form of mechanisation was therefore called for and in 1963, Anton Berkenheger was thus awarded patent rights on his first invention: a three-wheeled, ditch slope mower. He thereby laid the foundation work for what today has grown into a fully hydraulic ditch mowing and cleaning range of machines. In 1964, Anton Berkenheger, farmer, Gerhard Knoll, civil engineering contractor and Josef Göcking, political economist, founded the Anton Berkenheger & Co. KG in Haren-Erika, with a total of 4 employees. Soon after in 1968, the young, successful company was already in need of larger headquarters and moved to a production hall in Harener Hafen. 1977 then saw the new construction of the corporate headquarters in Haren-Emmeln. At first there were 1500 square metres for the production workshops, the storage facilities and the offices. A mere seven years later, a further 1500 square metres were added on. The production range too underwent a consistent expansion: automotive, self-propelling slope mowers, attachments for tractors, mowing boats, rough-terrain forklift trucks and spiral-bladed lawn mowers were marketed and sold throughout Germany.