Hydraulic Press Brakes                                            Hydraulic Shears 



Why Betenbender Products?

 


Operation

  • Established in 1972 - over 42 years of machine building experience.
  • Family Owned in Coggon, Iowa, USA

History

The Betenbender Family of American Hydraulic Shears and Hydraulic Press Brakes is made by Betenbender Manufacturing, Inc. from Coggon, Iowa, U.S.A. Now celebrating 42 years in business, this Midwestern company continues to produce, what we think, is America's best-built Shears and Press Brakes. Glen Betenbender began as a blacksmith in Coggon during the 1930s. During WWII, he ran a small fabrication and repair shop. In 1948 he and his wife moved their growing business into their current location as a repair and manufacturing facility. Their son, Max, joined the company in 1967 after serving in the United States Army. In 1972, Glen and Max built their first shear -- then for their own use, but demand from other local businesses for their shear prompted the Betenbender's to begin producing shears for nationwide and international resale. In 1984 Betenbender Manufacturing, Inc. got its first contract to produce shears for a major company.

Today, there are over 3,500 Betenbender machines in use with very few on the used market. We have always said, "If it says Betenbender on the nameplate, you've got a machine that will do the job."