Smooth and spindleless liquid resistance starters
unique in their application


MKS is one of the leading manufacturers of liquid resistance starters and can look back on more than 100 years of expertise and experience in the field of drive technology.

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MKS has its origins in BEA, an accomplished liquid resistance starters-manufacturing company founded in 1917.


Bektas Kusdogan, a longserving BEA employee and head of BEA Liquid Resistance Starter Manufacturing, took over his department and founded MKS in 2001 as
part of a management buyout.


MKS is successful worldwide. With innovative solutions and high-quality products for starters and drive systems.


Foundation of the BEA construction company for electrical engineering and plant construction - construction and delivery of the 1st generation of starter motors

BEA starter construction becomes MKS

MBO by Bektas Kusdogan, Head of Starter Construction, and foundation of MKS Starter and Electrical Engineering GmbH in Düsseldorf

Certified quality

The MKS development, manufacturing and sales processes are certified to ISO9001

Relocation for expansion

As part of the expansion, MKS moved into a new site in Jülich. New production halls and office buildings are built.

Launch of the successful MFA starter series

Market launch of the MFA, a spindle-less starter with a novel blade electrode system

Product extension for oil-cooled starters

Market launch of ODA, an oil-cooled resistance starter

Start of shredder optimized starter series SFAK

Market launch of the new generation of shredder starters with high speed regulation.

Expansion of the product range with short-circuit protectors

Market launch of the MKS short-circuit protection

Expansion of the management

Admission by Deniz Beese as 2nd chief executive

Extension of production

Extension of the production area by second hall construction.

Extension of the product range by medium-voltage switchgear

Market introduction of medium-voltage switchgear for shredder-starters.

Expansion into the USA

Foundation of the MKS Engineering Inc. located in the USA.

Extension of the company headquarters

Enlargement of the office space through an extension.

Market launch of the new AFA generation

Launch of the AFA as a spindleless starter type with ring electrode system.

New record sales

MKS was able to increase sales by more than 20% compared to the previous year and achieved new record sales.

Alexander Krekker new Managing Director

After almost 8 years as Managing Director, Deniz Beese leaves the family business and moves her focus from marketing to her own family. The position of the second managing director will now be taken over by our longtime engineer, Alexander Krekker.

Farewell Bektas Kusdogan

At MKS, the management is restructured. The founder of MKS, Bektas Kusdogan, leaves our company after 20 successful years and says goodbye to his well-deserved retirement. We thank him for his work and since 1999 steady development of MKS, which he has developed into one of the leading companies in…
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Your long-term partner in all service areas

With our extensive experience, we are able to offer you dedicated and comprehensive support in all service fields – in a prompt, straightforward and effective manner – anywhere in the world. Our all-inclusive service encompasses assembly, commissioning, preventive maintenance, repairs and reconditioning as well as engineering, consulting and training. To ensure your plant is optimally maintained we always keep all spare parts in stock – no matter the date of your purchase. Our documentation dates as far back as 1952. This means we are able to provide you with all the knowledge, experience and spare parts you need.