The BOWE GROUP is one of the world’s leading providers of intelligent automation and IoT solutions along the entire value chain. The business model includes activities in the business areas of document and card processing as well as postal logistics, intralogistics and software. The group of companies is divided into three product areas:

  • SYSTEC: In this product area, intelligent automation solutions for the processing and dispatch of documents, plastic cards and letters are manufactured at the company’s site in Augsburg and marketed worldwide.
  • INTRALOGISTICS: This product area focuses on parcel sorting, e-commerce and omnichannel applications and also the entire in-house logistics chain from incoming goods to outgoing goods.
  • IQ: In addition to individual hardware solutions, smart IoT software solutions form a significant pillar of the division, in which high investments have been made in recent years, both internally and through external acquisitions.


2022 | € 171 million
2021 | € 161 million
2020 | € 173 million
2019 | € 137 million

Scope of activities/Products

  • Intralogistics solutions
  • IoT software solutions
  • Card mailing systems
  • Personalisation systems
  • Inserting machines
  • Letter and parcel sorting systems with
  • logistics applications

Customer groups

  • Banks/Insurance companies
  • Public authorities
  • Logistics companies
  • Bulk mailing service providers
  • Telecommunication businesses

Number of employees in 2022


Annual average

Leading provider of intelligent automation solutions

The Intralogistics division has shown a steady upward trend in recent years, making the transition from letters to parcels and in-house logistics without abandoning its traditional business, but rather developing it in a targeted manner. For this reason, BOWE today has a high level of resilience to fluctuations in demand. In the year under review, the Intralogistics division was again able to grow and develop successfully. However, at 6 %, the increase in turnover was not as high as in previous years. Disrupted supply chains, but also a reluctance to invest in individual customer segments due to higher interest rates and greater uncertainty about future economic development were the determining factors. Notwithstanding this, the production sites continue to be fully utilised and the order backlog remains extremely high, so that the outlook for the coming year is positive.

The investment in MOV.AI, a start-up revolutionising the development of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR), reflects BOWE’s strategic view of the role of robotics in the future of automation. Automation is playing an increasingly important role in the supply chain, particularly in intralogistics, with robots at the forefront of this trend. It is estimated that global shipments of mobile warehouse robots will have an average annual growth rate of almost 40 % between 2021 and 2030, reaching over 500,000 shipments in 2030. Until now, the development – and especially the deployment – of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) has been a costly and time-consuming task, as the monolithic, inflexible robot software was closely linked to the robot hardware.

Business Sites

Germany | Augsburg, Lübeck
Austria | Vienna
Belgium | Vilvoorde
Canada | Saint John
France | Noisy-le-Grand
Ireland | Dublin
Israel | Tel Aviv
Italy | Milan, Rome
Japan | Tokyo
Netherlands | Apeldoorn, Beuningen
Portugal | Sintra
Spain | Madrid
Sweden | Kinna, Nyköping
Switzerland | Volketswil
United Kingdom | High Wycombe, Holmfirth
USA | Raleigh