BayWa is a group with worldwide operations in the core competencies of trading, logistics and supplementary services in its three operating segments Agriculture, Energy and Building Materials and the Innovation & Digitalisation development segment. The head office of the parent company, which was founded in 1923, is located in Munich. The international activities focus on Europe as well as on the US and New Zealand.
The Agriculture Segment provides a wide variety of trading and other services for the agricultural and food industry. The range of services includes the international trade and logistics of selected agricultural commodities, as well as the sale of operating resources and feedstuffs. The Group also holds a key position in fruit trading, both within Germany and on an international level. When it comes to agricultural equipment, BayWa covers a range of activities, from the sale of new machinery, maintenance and repair to the marketing of used machinery. BayWa covers the entire value chain, from the field to the marketing of produce, making it one of the leading European trading companies with a global reach.
Trading activities for conventional − primarily fossil − energy carriers and the Renewable Energies business unit are pooled in the Energy Segment. In its conventional energy business, BayWa predominantly sells heating oil, fuels, lubricants and wood pellets in southern Germany and Austria. It also offers comprehensive and customised solutions for the energy supply of commercial, municipal and private properties. Under the umbrella of BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, the Group covers the entire value chain in the renewable energies business, including the development, realisation and sale of operation-ready turbines and plants plus system support, in addition to trading in photovoltaic systems and components, as well as electricity, gas and heat from renewable energy sources. This business unit has a strong international focus, and its core markets are found in Europe and the United States, with future emphasis on South-East Asia and Australia.
The Building Materials Segment covers the entire range of products and solutions for building materials – from civil engineering, construction, renovation and modernisation to gardening and landscaping and even energy solution packages. The product range is geared towards construction companies, municipalities, craft and commercial enterprises as well as end consumers. Complementing this, BayWa also provides customers with a variety of services, as well as expertise and support when it comes to innovative topics, such as healthy construction and Efficiency House Plus. Digital offerings are bolstering bricks-and-mortar shops more and more by providing fresh momentum and additional sales channels. The core region for the Building Materials Segment is located in southern Germany and Austria, where BayWa is one of the leading providers in the building materials trade.
By creating its own development segment called Innovation & Digitalisation, BayWa is not only taking account of the momentum in this field, but also underscoring the strategic importance of digitalisation for the entire company. Digital activities are pooled in the Innovation & Digitalisation Segment, which is also where progress is made on further developments. The focus is currently on projects being carried out in the fields of smart farming and e-business. Digital Farming is geared towards the development and marketing of digital solutions for agriculture. Such solutions are opening up entirely new opportunities for the agricultural sector. Together with the subsidiary FarmFacts and its high degree of acceptance and experience as a systems service provider, BayWa can already offer a wide range of innovative services today. When it comes to e-business, the objective is to create an overarching, BayWa-wide platform for customers under BayWa Online World and to optimise online shopping.