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Insights into life and work at BayWa

Over 24,000 people worldwide belong to the BayWa family. Each and every one of them does, what really matters. Whether in the office or in the warehouse, whether as a mechatronics engineer or IT specialist, whether on site in the region or out in the world: no matter the position or profession, each and every employee is pitiching in to secure energy, food and building supplies.  


Woman holding two cakes

Grandma is not a vegan: How a cheesecake recipe unites worlds

Isabella Cordesmeyer loves cheesecake. It reminds her of her beloved grandma, her family and her home country of Brazil. However, when friends or family come to visit, the BayWa food expert sometimes changes the recipe. Because unlike Grandma, some of her guests are vegan, cannot tolerate lactose or are allergic to gluten. She recommends two cheesecake recipes so that everyone gets a slice of the cake. 

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100 BayWa solutions you may not have known about

From the drought monitor to ready-to-install bathrooms: this list brings together over 100 special achievements, solutions, projects or innovations from the BayWa cosmos. It is a sign of the expertise and inventiveness of BayWa employees.

Group picture: Young female academics from Africa in colourful dresses.

€15,000 prize money: Great opportunity for young agripreneurs

Farmers around the world have a particularly important task: food security. As BayWa, we want to stand by them as a partner. Through the BayWa Foundation, we have also been supporting predominantly young agricultural scientists in Africa since 2019.

Marcus Pöllinger

"We can change a lot for the better."

Marcus Pöllinger talks about sustainability in an interview. How is climate change changing BayWa's business models? The CEO of BayWa AG answers these and other important questions here.

Combine harvester harvesting a grain field in the evening.

A challenging year for agriculture: Harvest 2023

First too dry, then too wet. The harvest season marks the end of a challenging year for farmers. What about the quantity and quality of the harvest? Will there be a shortage of malting barley for Oktoberfest beer? Jörg-Simon Immerz, Chief Trading Officer of BayWa AG, shares his expertise in the matter.

Stephan Schindele in front of an Agri-PV-system in Gelsdorf

Agri-PV: how farmers harvest fruit and electricity at the same time

Renewable energies and agriculture can coexist – or rather exist on top of each other. Stephan Schindele, Head of Product Management Agri-PV at BayWa r.e., reveals the opportunities offered by so-called Agri-PV systems.

Different shades of BayWa green

How BayWa got its green colour

Otl Aicher is considered the founder of corporate design, having designed logos for large companies and the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. BayWa owes its green colour and iconic square to him.

Woman in Warehouse

Too young to run a business? Manager at the age of 21

Six years after graduating from secondary school, Magdalena Schöberl became operations manager at a BayWa building materials site.She was just 21 years old at the time. Juggling figures is at the centre of her work, as she has to calculate quotations, orders and purchase orders for her customers on a daily basis. Her age was never an issue for her team and the customers quickly got used to it.