Plastic, family know-how!
In 1956, after 8 years working with polyamide parts, Mr. Norbert Bülte decided to establish his own fasteners company.
He set up his office in the small town of Lüdinghausen in Germany. In collaboration with other companies in the sector, Mr. Bülte invented the Bülte polyamide locking/sealing washer.
As a fastener specialist, know-how is passed down from generation to generation
Repositioning and international development
After completing his studies as an industrial designer, Mr. Stefan Bülte, the son of the founder, joined the family business in 1979, with the stated aim of developing it.
In 1986, Stefan Bülte established Bülte Plastiques France in the Drôme region. He imported his German expertise while significantly expanding the range of plastic fasteners. He surrounded himself with a team of experts and succeeded in updating the product range. The ranges diversify and offer a multitude of products and materials. Bülte was then working with major worldwide industrial clients.
Expansion of the customer portfolio and modernisation of communication
In 2013, Fanny Bülte, the granddaughter and daughter of the founders, also joined the company with the firm intention of modernising working methods and improving processes while preserving the family heritage.
Following her business studies degree and time spent studying abroad – in Germany and Australia respectively -, Miss Bülte is expanding the customer portfolio for the company, which is continuing to develop its international business. She is also deploying her skills in several areas: from the digitalisation of processes (introduction of SAP) to the development of communication (redesign of the website and the style guide).
Establishment of the first company in Lüdinghausen, in Germany, focusing on plastic washers.
The Bülte brand quickly became established on the market at the time thanks to the invention of the Bülte natural nylon locking/sealing washer. Back then, this product was revolutionary and opened the doors to this market.
Expansion of the product range with plastic fasteners: screws and spacers.
The arrival of Stefan Bülte within the family run company shakes up the company’s strategy and he adds many new products.
Establishment of the French site
to strengthen its presence in the European market. Edition of the first complete Bülte product catalogue.
Construction of a building in France
Providing warehousing space, reinforcing our presence on the Southern European market.
Establishment of the Bülte Group holding company.
Establishment of the 3rd subsidiary in the United Kingdom.
Production and warehousing capacity is expanded in Germany
Bülte moves its German office into new and larger buildings.
The first website is launched in 12 languages
The range starts to grow up
Bülte obtains DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 certification for the first time highlighting Bülte’s
desire to comply with the requirements to establish a quality management system with the aim of continuously improving customer satisfaction and of providing compliant products and services.
New product catalog / new design / format.
– New website with the online catalogue available in 3 languages: German, French and English
The launch of this new website reinforces Bülte’s digital presence and allows us to improve our product range.
ISO 9001 certification obtained for all 3 entities
allowing us to perform better and to adopt a more systematic approach to risk and to internal and external opportunities. Thanks to this quality management system, we are able to identify issues and strive for continuous improvement.
Introduction of the merchandise management system SAP
The introduction of SAP Business One is a major turning point in business strategy.