Overview of the BayWa Group
Profile of the BayWa Group
BayWa is a group with worldwide operations in the core competencies of trading, logistics and supplementary services in its core segments of Agriculture, Energy and Building Materials. The head office of the parent company, which was founded in 1923, is located in Munich, Germany. The international activities focus on Europe as well as on the U.S. and New Zealand.
The Energy Segment is the Group's second-largest segment. BayWa has concentrated its entire activities in the field of renewable energies in BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, a company wholly owned by the Group, with locations in many European countries, Asia-Pacific and North America. Follow this link to find out more about BayWa r.e.
The Agriculture Segment trades in agricultural equipment and resources and collects, stores and sells plant products from the field through to the food industry. Today, the Agriculture business unit’s activities reach beyond its core regions in Germany and Austria, and the company is one of the largest agricultural traders worldwide. The Agricultural Equipment Business Unit sells machinery and equipment, buildings and facilities.
The Building Materials Segment comprises basically trading in building materials. Here the BayWa Group ranks among the leading suppliers in Germany and Austria.
On the path to worldwide expansion
BayWa and BayWa r.e. have been continually expanding their international activities for years.
In the energy sector, renewable energies have been the most important areas of expansion and internationalisation for BayWa: from solar parks in Spain and the photovoltaic business in the US to wind farms in Scotland and biogas plants in Germany. Since 2012, all renewable energy business activities have been pooled under one roof: BayWa r.e. renewable energy.
In agricultural trading, the Group has a global sourcing and trade network with its company Cefetra B.V.. In the fruit business, BayWa’s subsidiary Turners & Growers has helped it not only tap into the New Zealand market, but also gain access to the North American continent and the Asia-Pacific region through its network of trade partnerships.
Key facts about BayWa:
- Founded January 1923
- Employees ~17,000 (2017)
- Revenue €15.4 billion (2016)
- Sites Over 3,000 locations in more than 34 countries
- Areas of activity Agriculture, Energy and Building Materials