The division provides highly advanced hardware and software solutions to mailrooms around the world. Their customers include banks, insurance companies, telecommunication businesses, bulk mailing service providers and public authorities. Due to booming international online sales, the division’s second foothold of manufacturing parcel sorting and conveyor systems for the logistics and postal industries, is constantly growing in significance.


2020 | € 173.1 million
2019 | € 137.5 million

Scope of activities/Products

  • Enveloping machines
  • Card mailing systems
  • Personalisation systems
  • 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 2020


Annual average

The BOWE GROUP is a globally leading supplier of intelligent automation and IoT solutions along the entire internal value chain. The group of companies comprises activities and strong brands in the business areas of document and card processing as well as postal and intralogistics, including software solutions.

By acquiring a 70 % majority share in Optimus Sorter Holding B.V., a Dutch-based company specialising in sorting and conveyor systems for the logistics and postal industries, e-commerce providers as well as retailers and wholesalers, Böwe Systec successfully expanded its scope of activities in the past years and benefits from a booming global market. With the majority shareholding in the Swedish conveyor system specialist SGA Conveyor System AB, this business field was further expanded.

At the beginning of 2019, another majority shareholding was added to the division’s portfolio by acquiring a majority stake in the software specialist Red Ledge, whose automation solutions are used in postal and parcel sorting centres as well as in production and warehousing facilities.

Around 380 of the over 900 employees work at the company’s Augsburg-based headquarters, while the remaining employees work at one of the numerous sales and service companies based in Europe, Japan and the US as well as the production companies in the Netherlands and Sweden.

Business Sites

Germany Augsburg | United Kingdom High Wycombe, Holmfirth | The Netherlands Apeldoorn, Beuningen | Sweden Kinna, Nyköping | Belgium Vilvoorde | France Noisy-le-Sec | Ireland Dublin | Italy Rome | Japan Tokyo | Austria Vienna | Portugal Sintra | Switzerland Volketswil | Spain Madrid | USA Raleigh