Anton Berkenheger GmbH & Co. KG

Anton Berkenheger GmbH & Co. KG

Anton Berkenheger Group is a company group, which produces special machines for water maintenance. To offer the best solutions for our customers, various companies joined under the roof of the group in order to realize a wide range of various special features for the machines. The brand Berky offers different mowers, such as the multifunctional support vehicle Berky Trac, the Berky slope mower or other mowing boats and weed harvester for clearing of weeds. The brand Rent-a-Berky offers the opportunity to rent machines of Berky and Senwatec to trap tips in high seasons. The rental pool also allow smaller clubs to use the machine without buying. Similarly, Rent-a-Berky gives you the opportunity to purchase machines from Berky and Senwatec by various financing options. We develop solutions of superior quality and high value that improve the lives of all water and landscape maintenance worldwide.

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Wacholderweg 27 , Haren/Emmeln , 49733 Germany
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Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Resources
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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From hand-guided equipment and automotive, self-propelling machinery, to mowing and collection boats
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 50 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.

However, Senwatec produce multifunctional dredging and dredger, which called dredger. The latest development is the Trex-Duke. This machine is applicable to water and land for dredging and even mowing.

Together, the companies of Anton Berkenheger Group offers customer a unique range of solutions in the market. Convince yourself of our quality and our service ideas!


From the 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 waterways 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 mechanization 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 four 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.

In 1977 the new construction of the corporate headquarters in Haren-Emmeln was built. At first there were 1,500 square meters for the production workshops, the storage facilities and the offices. Seven years later, another 1,500 square meters was added. The production range underwent a consistent expansion as well: self-propelling slope mowers, attachments for tractors, mowing boats, rough-terrain forklift trucks, and spiral-bladed lawn mowers have been sold throughout Germany.

In the middle of the 1980s, the Berkenheger name proudly stood for innovative and comprehensive, water maintenance solutions. 

By the early 1990s there was a clearly increasing interest in the 'BERKY' brand machines in foreign countries.

In July 2015 the subsidiary company Rent-a-Berky GmbH was created to give customers from Germany the chance to rent Berky machines. The Anton Berkenheger Group was founded.

At the end of 2015, the Anton Berkenheger Group and the Senwatec Company made a merger agreement. Since then, the Senwatec Company has become a subsidiary company of Berky. Because this integration, our individual companies can offer solutions for the entire industrial sector of water maintenance, providing a more synergistic solution for our customers.

In May of 2016 the Managing Directors of Anton Berkenheger Group met with Henning Clasen, the CEO of HENNING MARINE to discuss a future partnership. In August of 2016 BERKY USA, LLC was founded to provide the U.S., as well as the rest of North America more direct sales representation and service to these markets. By representing BERKY, SENWATEC, and HENNING MARINE, BERKY USA, LLC is ready to offer a wide variety of equipment from boom mowers and mowing boats to amphibious dredges and aquatic weed harvesters. With nearly a century of combined experience in a wide variety of fields BERKY USA, LLC can offer the best solutions to all of your water maintenance problems!