THE Experts In Size Reduction
About Bauermeister
A World Leader in Size-Reduction Technology Since 1882

1882| The founder of the business, Emil Ludwig Hermann Bauermeister, started this Hamburg based business in as a supplier of grain mills. Even back then, investments in innovative developments were a major part of company policy.

1900| Bauermeister applied for world-wide patents on their equipment and the first plant went into full scale serial production.

Early 1900s| This marked the expansion of the business into the processing of cocoa beans, cocoa powder and chocolate with specialized equipment and complete facilities.

1945| After reconstructing the factory, destroyed during World War II, the business consistently and successfully expanded. Adding Universal mills, sugar mills, corrugated roll crushers and flakers to the line of equipment and expanding their market share all over the world.

1949| Bauermeister entered the market in the United States by supplying quality size reduction equipment, as well as the roll crushers and flakers in ever increasing numbers.

1976| More than 50% of the oil seed harvested world-wide was going through Bauermeister equipment and it continued to grow.

1985| Bauermeister has belonged to the Probat group of companies. The philosophies of engineering, manufacturing and service of Probat and Bauermeister complement one another, an advantage that customers experience in actual practice on a daily basis.

2013|The PROBAT group purchases the Ladco group of companies: MacIntyre, Petzholdt, Heidenauer and Beetz, four experienced and well known manufacturers of a variety of high quality machinery and equipment for the global cocoa and chocolate industry. Joining these leaders with Probat and Bauermeister they formed the New entity Hamburg Dresdener Maschinenfabriken to become a single source for equipment that is needed along the cocoa and chocolate related process chain.