History

BGS Company History

BGS Beta-Gamma-Service GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1981 by Dr. Lothar Wiesner in Wiehl, near Gummersbach, Germany. His business idea: to provide first-class advice and services in using new radiation technology for industry, because this technology is too costly and too complex for many enterprises to consider. Today, BGS is owned by the families of Kotz (Wiehl) and Fissler (Idar-Oberstein). Dr. Andreas Ostrowicki is Managing Director since 2008.

BGS Company Milestones:

1981
Company founded
1983
0.56 MeV and 3.0 MeV electron accelerators go into operation
1986
First Cobalt-60 gamma plant built in Wiehl Bruchsal becomes the second location of BGS, with a 4.5 MeV electron accelerator
1993
1.5 MeV electron accelerator goes into operation in Wiehl
1997
New 5 MCi Cobalt-60 gamma plant in Wiehl goes in operation
1998
Implementation of a 2.5 MeV electron accelerator in Wiehl
2000
Saal an der Donau becomes BGS’s third location, with a 10 MeV electron accelerator for the highly-automated irradiation of packaged goods
2002
Construction of a new 10 MeV electron accelerator for the irradiation of items measuring up to 12m x 1.60m in Bruchsal
2008
Dr. Andreas Ostrowicki appointed as Managing Director
2009
Construction of a new 5 MeV accelerator for the irradiation of pipes and cables in Saal an der Donau
2010
Expansion of a new logistics centre with approx. 8.500 sqm. in Saal a.d. Donau
2011
Expansion with a new logistics centre for sterile goods in Wiehl
2013
Introduction of a new ERP-software, providing full process integration on all sites
2014
Installation of a modern high-throughput handling system for automated handling of packed, sterile goods in Saal, doubling the plant’s capacity
2015
Installation of a new 150 kW, 3,0 MeV multi-purpose accelerator in Wiehl, providing additional capacities for the irradiation of drummed goods