The division provides advanced hardware and software solutions to mailrooms around the world. Their key customers include banks, insurance companies, telecommunication businesses, bulk mailing service providers and public authorities. In addition, our divisional companies manufacture parcel sorting and conveyor systems for the logistics, parcel and postal services.


2019 | € 137.5 million
2018 | € 129.5 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 2019


Annual average

Böwe Systec, part of the Possehl Group since 2010, has been in business for more than 65 years. Founded by Max Böhler and Ferdinand Weber after the end of the Second World War, the company has developed into a globally leading full-range supplier for highly automated mailrooms and, with their main product inserting machines, is the market leader in Europe. The company’s product portfolio also includes mailing systems for plastic cards, efficient software for controlling and monitoring document management systems and processes as well as providing the entire range of product-related services.

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 industry, e-commerce providers as well as retailers and wholesalers, Böwe Systec successfully expanded its scope of activities to participate in a booming global market. With the acquisition of a majority stake in the Swedish Conveyor System Specialists SGA Conveyor System AB, this business area was further expanded and today forms the supporting pillar of the division.

Another majority-share acquisition was successfully completed by Red Ledge – a software specialist whose automation solutions are used, for example, in letter and parcel sorting centres as well as in warehouse and production plants – joining Possehl in early 2019.

Around 380 of the company’s 900 permanent employees work at the company’s Augsburg-based head office 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 in Sweden.