History of BayWa

Trust, Solidity and Innovation for More than 90 Years

17. January 1923

BayWa AG was founded in difficult economic times during a period of hyperinflation in Munich. The core business back then was grain, fertilizer, animal feed and machinery.

The Golden Twenties mean an economic upswing for Germany and BayWa AG.

A new beginning
After World War II

After the horrors of the Second World War, BayWa gets permission to resume its business operations to provide for the population. Reconstruction begins.

1950s & 1960s

Rural flight and urbanisation increases the demand for labour-saving machinery. BayWa supports farmers with innovative agricultural equipment, training and individual consultation.

Innovation & Vision

The BayWa „Sonnenhaus“ (Sun House) is a vanguard for renewable energy. The low-energy house covers more than 80 percent of its heating needs with solar energy.


Environment protection becomes a social issue. Organic farming and energy-saving machinery are on the rise.

Expansion and Responsibility

Expansion of our products and services portfolio around ecological guidelines. As of 1998, the BayWa Foundation supports worthy projects on the topic of nutrition and energy.


The acquisition of businesses in countries including New Zealand and the US marks a period of major growth, as BayWa expands beyond Europe into new international markets, and becomes a truly global business.

Renewable energy
From 2009

BayWa acquires leading companies in the fields of solar, wind and bioenergy. This has included international active project developer renerco AG and the solar distributor MHH Solartechnik.

BayWa r.e.

The renewable energy business activities are now being reorganised and pooled under a single umbrella brand: BayWa r.e. renewable energy is born.

The path ahead

While we have achieved much, our future is even brighter. Whether feeding the world or delivering green energy to combat climate change, we are ready to meet the challenges of our time. We are embracing new digital technologies, developing advanced new products and delivering industry defining service solutions. Now, as then, trust, solidity and innovation are our core values.

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