Kocher + Beck was founded in 1965 in Stuttgart, Germany by Erich Kocher and Rolf Beck, and today employs more than 600 people at its four locations worldwide. In the early 1980s, Beck was a pioneer in the development of magnetic die technology, helping to revolutionize the entire label printing industry.
"Rolf Beck was a highly respected and inspiring individual, with a great appreciation and respect for business associates and employees. With his dedication and inventiveness, he has always been a positive role model. For his employees, he always had an open ear and was an excellent mentor and paternal advisor. As a person and personality, he left a lasting impression on everyone, and we are truly indebted to him. All who knew him mourn for a humorous and charming man who will remain unforgettable. Through his tireless personal commitment, great vision and determination, he led the development of our compan. His visions and inspirations are present everywhere to this day. We, the management and employees of Kocher + Beck, will honor his memory,” the company says.