Your reliable distributor for sewing and knitting accessories - Steidl & Becker GmbH

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As a distributor for craft supplies, we supply commercial customers and the textile processing industry. With our many years of experience and short delivery times, we are your reliable partner.

About us

The Steidl & Becker Company was established by Julius G. Becker and Carl Steidl in 1922 as a factory for chalks. August Meywirth bought the company and since then it is owned by the Meywirth family.

The range of trade products has been extended over the decades and the distribution sector grew more and more. Our activities have always been international.

With the change of manufacturing processes and the migration of factories the need for chalks got less. To compensate the loss of customers, we extended our range in the hobby and craft sector. Today we are one of the leading distributors in our market.

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History of Steidl & Becker


Foundation of Steidl & Becker

Foundation of Steidl & Becker as a chalk factory by Julius G. Becker and Carl Steidl in Hamburg. The logo shows the year 1925 as the year of foundation. We have found documents wich show that the company was established in 1922.

historische Bild Schneiderkreideherstellung


Removal to Grossalmerode

From Nov. J.G. Becker manages the company alone. Later on August Meywirth bought the company. The exact date is not known. 

August Meywirth, Steidl & Becker GmbH


Willy Meywirth

In Mai Willy Meywirth buys the company and manages it until 1976.


Siegfried Meywirth takes over the company

Siegfried Meywirth takes over the company Steidl & Becker ESBE-Kreidefabrik.

Preisliste Historisch


ESBE-Kreidefabrik GmbH

Foundation of the Steidl & Becker, ESBE-Kreidefabrik GmbH.

Steidl & Becker, ESBE-Kreidefabrik GmbH


Alexander Meywirth

Alexander Meywirth started working in the company.


Andreas Meywirth

Andreas Meywirth started working in the company.


Warehouse Management Systems

Extension of our stock and launch of a warehouse management system for a better stock and dispatch management. Introduction of the new websites.


Steidl & Becker GmbH

The company was re-named from Steidl & Becker ESBE-Kreidefabrik GmbH to Steidl & Becker GmbH. Alexander Meywirth was assigned as CEO.



Construction of a new warehouse.


Alexander Meywirth

Siegfried Meywirth retires. Alexander Meywirth operates the business in the 4th generation.


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