Who we are

BEGECA was established as a legally independent private limited company in 1968, superseding MISEREOR's former purchasing department.

The statutory mandate of BEGECA is Supply Chain Management (SCM) for our partners in the South who are active in social, pastoral and humanitarian projects in the context of development cooperation. Our SCM activities comprise consultancy, procurement and logistics. We act on behalf of our partners and the donors who have mandated all SCM activities to BEGECA.

Since we must remain committed to the social, pastoral and non-profit goals of our shareholders, BEGECA's articles of incorporation preclude all forms of profit-making. We may only operate on behalf of non-commercial institutions and partners. To recover our costs, in return for our services we charge a percentage of the amount billed for goods and carriage. Since we have no funds of our own, we hope you will understand that we are unfortunately unable to support projects financially or by supplying materials and equipment.

Since 1968 BEGECA has procured and shipped goods worth approximately € 650 million. Our average annual turnover is currently around € 14 million. BEGECA's Head Office in Aachen currently employs 18 staff.