Our history

We are a family business from Delbrück, Westphalia. Since our foundation around 70 years ago, we have been revolutionising the market with our innovations. Bette produced the first free-standing seamless bath, the first floor-level shower area and the first shower tile. Here you can find out how we have been making bathrooms better since 1952.

Heinrich Bette and Günther Schlichterle found the company in Delbrück in 1952. With the first enamelling furnace, we already fire 20 baths per hour at 820 degrees. In 1972 we develop the concept of Comfort Aprons. Thanks to this innovation, a bath no longer has to be tiled. 1975 Fritz-Wilhelm Pahl joins the company. The company moves into the new building "Am Rellerbrink".

In 2006, we launch the first floor-level shower, our BetteFloor. It becomes the new standard in bathrooms worldwide. In 2009, we expand our range to include washbasins, also made of high-quality titanium steel. Since 2010, we have been producing seamless free-standing Silhouette baths made of the same material. Thilo C. Pahl joins the company in 2011. At the same time, we develop our first design line BetteOne.

Pure minimalism: with new design lines and in collaboration with renowned designers, we are constantly redefining the limits of steel shaping. To mark the tenth anniversary of our BetteFloor flush-to-floor shower surface, in 2016 we expand the available colour collection to 22 exclusive colours in 9 shades. 

With the BetteLoft Ornament in 2017, we are creating comfort in a striking shape. The geometric pattern of its expressive exterior continues the straight lines of the design. Baths dressed beautifully: in 2018, Bette presents the first free-standing fabric-upholstered bath. In 2019, with BetteCraft, a round, convex washbasin bowl, we implement the sculptural aesthetics of the finest porcelain bowls in glazed titanium steel. In 2021, we will launch the world's first shower tile, BetteAir. It combines innovative technology with minimalist design and can be laid directly on the screed. Quite simply: like a tile.