111 years of excellence
It would take almost 20 years after founding the company in 1907 for Otto Boge to discover his true destiny – following a few forays into the world of motorcycle production: His success story began with the series manufacturing of the first piston compressors that he developed himself – and it continues up to the present. Numerous groundbreaking innovations in the field of compressed air prove that the inventive spirit of the company founder lives on.
A future built on tradition. The BOGE Evolution.
FROM A PIONEER OF COMPRESSED AIR TO A DRIVING FORCE IN TECHNOLOGY THROUGH 4 GENERATIONS
The BOGE book: BOGE as it was and is
A successfully established fourth-generation company looks back over an eventful history. The BOGE book illustrates the complete story of this family firm, from its founding in 1907 – the time of the Kaisserreich (German Empire) – to the present day. Alongside the courage and ambition of its founder, the book discusses the shared goals of the four generations: to sustain the firm’s original values and grow it in line with the times. Created by author Jürgen Büschenfeld of the “Verlag für Regionalgeschichte” (Publishing House for Regional History) in Bielefeld, this richly illustrated book also incorporates interesting insights into the changing Bielefeld metal and mechanical engineering industry.
Otto Boge founded the company in 1907 and began by selling the door closers that his brother was manufacturing at the time. Following the First World War, Otto quickly made a name for himself producing speciality tools for the emerging automobile industry and motorbikes. Finally, BOGE became a specialist manufacturer of compressors and compressed air appliances – and is a worldwide leading provider in the sector today.