History

The BAUER Group, based in the town of Schrobenhausen in Upper Bavaria, is a business with a long-standing family tradition. The artisan’s workshop founded in 1790 has grown into an international construction and machinery manufacturing concern. The company's traditional core competency in specialist foundation engineering has today been expanded to encompass three distinct business segments: Construction, Equipment and Resources. BAUER AG has been a publicly listed corporation since 2006. At its head is Prof. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dipl.-Kfm. Thomas Bauer, representing the seventh generation of the family to run the business.
 

1790 Sebastian Bauer acquires the right to set up a copper smithy in Schrobenhausen.
 
1840 Copper cladding for the roof of St. Jakob's church tower in Schrobenhausen.
 
1902 Artesian well constructed for Schrobenhausen railway station.
 
1928 Installation of the first centralised water supply network in Schrobenhausen.
 
1948 The office building moved in the Wittelsbacherstrasse, well sinking and water supply network in Bavaria.

 

1952

Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Bauer (born 1928) joins the company. With his arrival comes the big move into specialist foundation construction and an upturn in the business of the company.
 
1958
Patent application for grouted tieback anchors in loose sediment soils.
First deep basement wall in Munich, Bayerischer Rundfunk building, retained by grout anchors.
 
1967 New factory building on Pöttmeser Strasse.

 

 

 
 

1969
First Bauer designed and manufactured machine, the UBW 01.
 
1972 Construction of new head office building on Wittelsbacherstrasse.

 

 

1976
Bauer's first large diameter rotary drilling rig, the BG 7, in operation.
 
1982 Prof. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dipl.-Kfm. Thomas Bauer (born 1955) joins the company.
 
1984

Building of the new workshop complex in Schrobenhausen.

First diaphragm walling until 80 meter depth.

1986 Prof. Dipl.-Kfm. Thomas Bauer takes over the management of the company and expands the international operations of the Bauer Group.
 
1989 Bauer takes its own stand, for the first time, at BAUMA in Munich, the world´s largest construction equipment exhibition.
 
1990

Expansion into new fields through the founding of BAUER und MOURIK Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co for environmental engineering.

200th anniversary of the Bauer business.

1991 Establishment of SPESA Spezialbau und Sanierung GmbH.
 
1992 Bauer acquires the SCHACHTBAU NORDHAUSEN GmbH.
 
1994 Establishment of BAUER Aktiengesellschaft to act as a holding company for all present and future Bauer subsidiaries.
 
1998 Bauer acquires KLEMM Bohrtechnik GmbH.
 
2001

BAUER Maschinen GmbH becomes an independent Group company.

Acquisition of EURODRILL GmbH.

2002 New fabrication halls and extensive outdoor assembly areas for BAUER Maschinen GmbH in Aresing.
 
2003 Acquisition of FWS Filter- und Wassertechnik GmbH.
 
2004 Majority in PRAKLA Bohrtechnik GmbH, Peine.
 
2006

4th July 2006 BAUER AG goes public.

18th September 2006, Admittance of BAUER AG to the SDAX.

2007 Establishment of BAUER Resources GmbH. Therefore appearance in three segments: Construction, Equipment and Resources.
 
2008

22nd September 2009, Admittance of BAUER AG to the MDAX.

Start of construction works for the new head office administration building in Schrobenhausen and for the Edelshausen plant of BAUER Maschinen GmbH.

Expansion of machinery manufacturing capacities in Aresing and Nordhausen as well as in Tianjin and Shanghai, China.

2009

BAUER Resources GmbH acquires a majority holding in the Site Group in Jordan.

The BAUER Group concludes the largest capital investment programme in its history: official opening of the new head office administration building in Schrobenhausen and of the Edelshausen plant.

Inauguration of the machinery manufacturing plant in Conroe, Texas, USA.
 

2010

20th September 2010, Reclassification of the share to SDAX.

25 years of cutter technology

2011

The first deep drilling rig is sold to South America.

Construction of an underwater drilling rig and successful deployment of it for a tidal turbine off the coast of Scotland.

2012

During the year, the Group´s global workforce topped the 10,000 mark for the first time.

2013

Bauma Innovation Prize for an underwater drilling technique; foundation works on the future tallest buildings in the world and in Europe respectively.

2014

Execution of the Schwarzkopf Tunnel bypass railway project in Lower Franconia, the largest project signed in Germany to date.

2015

Joint Venture in the field of deep drilling technology with Schlumberger, the world's leading supplier of technology and project management for oil and gas industry customers.

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First BAUER BG 7
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dipl.-Kfm. Thomas Bauer
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Werk Aresing
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Verwaltungsgebäude Schrobenhausen
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Werk Edelshausen
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