Announcement of takeover of Bega Special Tools

November 2017, Bega Special Tools aims to keep you up to date with key developments within the organisation.

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Bega Special Tools has been acquired by Henk van Essen. The last share transfer will take place on 1 January 2019. As a result of this, Frank Garritsen will step down as CEO after 35 years of service. This is an important step towards a healthy future for Bega and its employees.

Frank Garritsen has very impressively led the company since 1982. Under his leadership, Bega expanded into a specialist in the field of special tools for maintenance in drive technology. Partly thanks to his efforts, Bega now exports to more than 60 countries and the company enjoys a sterling reputation in the world of drive technology. Frank will continue to carry out his tasks at Bega until 1 January 2019.

Henk van Essen – who has now worked at Bega for nearly 20 years – has been charged for some time now with the daily running of the business. He also continues to carry out his commercial tasks in his entrusted regions in Europe and in North and South America, and in the development of Private Label Distributors.

This takeover will not involve any noticeable changes for you. We remain the place to be for special tools for mounting and dismounting of bearings and other transmission parts. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Bega Special Tools, founded in 1978, manufactures and distributes BETEX® special tools for the safe and cost-effective mounting and dismounting of bearings  and transmission parts. The tools are used in production and maintenance departments in MRO and OEM companies. Bega exports to more than 60 countries and supplies many different market segments, including special solutions in the wind, rail, mining and steel industries.


Carol Poelma Director Communications
Bega Special Tools, Postbus 118, 8160 AC Epe, The Netherlands, Attn. Ms. C. Poelma
tel. +31 (0)578 668 000
fax +31 (0)578 668 080
e-mail [email protected]

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