Since January 2007, the approx. 1.800 qm large company site, on which four large halls are located, has borne the name KöKe Pressen.

The two managing directors, Carsten Köhler and Michael Keil, are bothe specialists in the industrial sector and no strangers to the company. The people of Wermelskirchen know the origins of the predecessor company Friedrich-Wilhelm Betz, which had to file for insolvency due to the death of the owner.

The two professionals had know each other for more than ten years at that time.

The main focus of KöKe Pressen is the trade with used mechanical and hydraulic presses at home and abroad. In addition, we manufacture spare parts of all kinds for all types of machines, from hydraulic and mechanical presses, according to drawings or samples.


With KöKe Pressen you can discuss your plans, ideas and problems at eye level. Our goal is to develop the optimal solution for each of our customers.

Geschäftsführer KöKe Pressen


Carsten Köhler

1986-1990 learned the profession of machine fitter at the company Friedrich-Wilhelm Betz in Wermelskirchen. In 1997, he successfully passed the examination as certified industrial foreman at the BZI in Remscheid and took over the position of plant foreman.

In 2005 he takes over the management of the company together with Michael Keil.




Geschäftsführer KöKe Pressen


Michael Keil

After graduating from high school in 1983, he trained as an export merchant at the Jaegertool company in Wermelskirchen from 1983 to 1986. In 1996 he changed to the company Friedrich-Wilhelm Betz in Wermelskirchen.

Together with his colleague Carsten Köhler, he took over the management of the company in 2005.