About Bekatec

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About Bekatec

Why choose Bekatec?

Bekatec Online Solutions is a Vancouver Island based B.C. company. We are a subsidiary of Bekatec GmbH, a German company founded in 1996 with existing operations in Germany, Slovakia, and Vietnam. Our parent company started out as the outsourced IT service provider to a major global chemical and consumer goods company headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, which has revenues of over 30 billion CAD$ and 53,700 staff, of whom 80% work outside of Germany. This enterprise customer has major operations in Canada, so you will be familiar with their consumer brands and you may even have already interacted with a website built and operated by Bekatec. For compliance and confidentiality reasons Bekatec is not permitted to name this reference online, but we will be happy to provide you with details and a letter of reference upon request.

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Bekatec designs, develops, operates, and maintains hundreds of websites all over the globe for this multinational enterprise customer while aggressively expanding into new markets, leveraging the skills, talent, and experience gained through working with large, international clients. We currently employ 35 in-house staff in Germany, Slovakia, and Vietnam as well as a large pool of freelancers and subcontractors, some of whom have worked with us for decades.

Office Life

Bekatec Online Solutions was incorporated in B.C. in 2020 as the local branch of Bekatec International to help BC businesses pivot online, to help them expand and enhance their online presence, and to provide cost effective online solutions at scale to customers large and small throughout the province.

Unlike many competitors, Bekatec has grown serving large corporate customers and only later expanded to include solutions for smaller businesses, so we are able to seamlessly scale up our services with your growth without hitting barriers.

We offer decades of experience, German efficiency and quality combined with prompt, friendly and competent service, and local knowledge at internationally competitive rates. We offer a FREE* e-commerce product to enable businesses to go online without having to worry about the costs of the transition and for setting up the online shop.


Bekatec can handle in-house what many competitors need to outsource, and with all our motivated and qualified staff working from home office even before the pandemic, we have low overhead. The scale and volume of our operations bring efficiencies that translate into low costs for our clients.

Connect with us today to find out what our people can do to make your business more successful.

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About Bekatec

People

Sven

Sven

Owner and CEO
Bekatec GmbH


Sven founded Bekatec in 1996 while still at university studying chemistry. Previously he had developed an interest in computers, running one of the first dial-in modem bulletin board systems (BBS) in Germany, an early precursor to later Internet-based social media. An acquaintance who worked for a major international chemical and consumer goods manufacturer needed help with post-merger integration of a new subsidiary’s systems: 600 different laptop computer setups for their sales staff, all with dial-in access and no Internet.

Sven’s proposal was accepted and he and his employees spent the next six months travelling all over Europe, installing uniform MS Windows platforms and training his client’s staff, often physically building necessary communications hardware in the hotels along the route. After the successful completion of this project, Bekatec was hired to provide the global support hotline for this client, which Bekatec has continued to deliver to this day, and the business grew from there. Sven spends his spare time looking after his dogs and horses and restoring vintage cars.
Paul

Paul

Executive Director
Bekatec Online Solutions Inc.


Paul was born in Canada, went to school in Manhattan and in Germany, studied in Vancouver, and has been doing the transatlantic commute for over 30 years now. He recently figured he’s spent several months of his life aboard airplanes. For almost 20 years he grew the B2B language services company he founded in 1998 in Germany into one of the top 30 players in its local market, serving clients like KPMG, PWC, Ernst & Young, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Amazon, and many others.

After selling the business to take care of his disabled daughter after his wife’s sudden death, Paul moved back to Vancouver Island. Now that he’s found an amazing group home here for his daughter, Paul saw a local opportunity in the need for online services and solutions and convinced his old friend Sven that our beautiful neck of the woods would be a fantastic place to start a new business together. Paul enjoys reading, especially about history, and a good glass of red wine, but he’d rather be travelling.
Fabian

Fabian

Senior Project Manager


Fabian has a business degree and likes to watch football, but his dachshund has been known to interrupt that pastime by needing to heed nature’s call just as the game is heating up on screen. Fabian also has considerable experience in social media management and brand development.

Thomas

Thomas

Head of Sales, Europe


Before joining Bekatec, Thomas was Director of Media Planning and TV and Director of Client Service at a major international advertising firm, responsible for global corporate communications strategies, mind boggling TV advertising budgets and equally mind boggling Excel charts. When he found his mind was getting tired of the constant boggling after decades in the industry, he decided to join Bekatec, where he hoped the hours might be less crazy. Little did he know!

Thomas is in charge of Bekatec’s European sales & marketing and makes sure our customers over there are in competent hands. When his busy work schedule permits, Thomas can be found honing his already formidable skills at flying competition-grade remote controlled model helicopters – definitely not toys but serious machines with a five foot rotor diameter.
Torsten

Torsten

Senior Consultant


Torsten was born in and shaped by the anarchic 1970s and claims he was raised partially in Germany and partially in the then-emergent universe of home computing. By the early 1980s he was developing and operating modem based networks, such as bulletin board systems (BBS), until he migrated to the Internet in the mid 1990s, a place where he still lives and thrives to this day and where he embraces geek and nerd culture. But he also knows how to keep a sharp eye out for new business opportunities!

Torsten had been a developer and consultant for major corporations, like DHL, Lufthansa, and Bosch, several major German banks (LBB, SEB, and others) and a number of oil companies (Texaco/DEA, Migrol, Q8, Aral, WEAT) before he joined Bekatec in 2014. At Bekatec he is Senior Consultant for international online marketing, website services and especially tracking technologies for our enterprise customers. Always keeping abreast with the cutting edge of his field, many of Torsten’s projects involve Big Data technologies (for example storing statistical data in a Hadoop/HBase cluster, examining Google Analytics Data with BigQuery and other BigQuery cases). Torsten is an excellent cook when he manages to pry his eyes away from the computer screen, and he also builds scale models.
Katrin

Katrin

Lead Designer


Katrin apprenticed as a media designer, then earned her B.A. degree in graphic design at FH Düsseldorf, with a brief stint at KADK Copenhagen. Recently she’s added a certificate in front end web development for UI/UX-design with HTML5 and CSS3. Before joining Bekatec, she worked in advertising for various agencies and large retail chains. In her spare time… actually, Katrin has no spare time: Besides her work for Bekatec, she’s busy raising three energetic kids!

Dirk

Dirk

Consultant


Dirk is our second in house chief nerd who will come up with brilliant coding ideas whenever his other job as a single dad affords him a break. He’s got an engineering degree and used to freelance as an IT consultant before joining Bekatec.

Cedric

Cedric

Project Manager


Cedric served eight years in the armed forces after graduating from school. During his time with the Signal Corps, where he specialized in telecommunications, he earned his trade certificate as IT systems electronics technician and was able to advance his leadership and management skills. He joined Bekatec in 2016 as Project Manager and coordinates and controls complex projects for our customers as Team Leader, keeping your assignments on track.

He’s a self-described nerd, which means that he can talk at length about any major SciFi universe as well as Marvel and DC comics, but which also means that for his entire life he has been acquiring in-depth knowledge of computer hard- and software not just on the job but out of deep personal interest. Cedric has two kids and enjoys swimming and scuba diving to maintain a healthy real-world balance with his online life.
Constanze

Constanze

Graphic Designer


Constanze comes from an agency background. She has a degree in communication design and worked as Senior Art Director for various major advertising firms before joining the Bekatec team. She enjoys sailing, snowboarding, and volleyball and tries to convince our nerds to change their lifestyle, with little success so far.

Maria

Maria

Web Designer


Maria has an MSc. in business mathematics and has previously worked for a leading academic research institute in materials and flow simulation. Maria has experience working with HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, SVN (content management) and has built web based databases using DJANGO (PYTHON) running MYSQL under Linux/UNIX. She likes to play tennis and badminton and enjoys hiking, and she has endless patience for puzzles.

Ibrahim

Web Designer


Ibrahim completed vocational training as a design assistant with a focus on media and communication. His skill set includes experience with integration of merchandise management systems as well as graphic design, web design, and film and photography. Ibrahim is a science fiction buff and is also interested in photography, art, and architecture and loves to travel.


Bekatec is also Andrea, Emily, Iris, Jenny, Klaudia, Lukas, Michael, Mirjam, Sina, Svenja, Trung, Zahra, and others.

Maybe that list could soon include you!

Careers

Are you a self-motivated, qualified, and experienced marketing or sales professional on Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland and interested in working for a rapidly expanding international company?

Connect with us today to find out what we can offer you.

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