Founding of the engineering works Bernard van Lengerich (BvL) as a blacksmith and wagon maker in Emsbüren

Change from a smithy to a medium-sized, family-run company in the agricultural sector
1989 Founding of BvL Oberflächentechnik GmbH as a 100% subsidiary of the Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG

Products cover the entire range of parts cleaning with water from top loaders, straight-through systems and spray flood systems to cycle systems and special systems.
1994 The expertise certificate for specialist firms according to par. 19 (I) WHG (German Water Resources Act) is confirmed
2001 BvL achieve certification to EN ISO 9001
2003 Move to the new production building

Opening of the technology centre for washing trials
2004 Internationalisation leads to the creation of the export department
2005 Certification to VDA 6.4 “Production goods”
2006 The production area is doubled with the construction of extension building II

Ultrasound is added to the cleaning range
2007 BvL produce their own vacuum dryers
2008 BvL innovation: bath contamination display “Libelle” becomes a European patent
2011 Libelle measuring technology is developing further: 

Libelle Fluid Control for monitoring bath contamination becomes a standard feature of all basket cleaning systems
Libelle Oil Control measures oil content in the medium
Libelle Oil Control Solo measures film contamination on the component surface
Libelle Data Control documents process parameters

2012 “Simply Saving Energy”: BvL develops four energy saving packages for cleaning systems
2013  :Extensive range of services requires expansion of the production area

New BvL development towards intelligent cleaning systems: Libelle Cleaner Control automatically monitors cleaning agent concentration
2014  : 25th anniversary of BvL Oberflächentechnik

BvL is the technological leader in the field of process monitoring and documentation:

Libelle Fluid Control becomes a standard feature of all BvL cleaning systems

2015 : New product-line "Geyser" for high-pressure deburring on workpieces with the highest requirements for safety and cleanliness

New technology in the drying process: process-controlled vacuum dryer ensures time savings and safety,

Expansion of the site in Emsbüren to create more production capacities due to greatly increased business volume: construction of the third production building