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The Bauer Group - providing green solutions worldwide

Monostar irrigation system © Röhren- und Pumpenwerk BAUER Gesellschaft m.b.H.

© Röhren- und Pumpenwerk BAUER Gesellschaft m.b.H.

25 November 2010

The world market leader in irrigation systems does lucrative business with waste and water. The firm recently won a major order for 200 systems in Iraq.

The Bauer Group , a specialist in irrigation and slurry technology, has been increasing its focus on environmental engineering in recent years (e.g. treatment of agricultural wastewater or biogas plants). The most important sectors for the company today are irrigation management, waste management and energy management.

With an order volume amounting to EUR 18 million, the Bauer Group has managed to reel in one of the largest individual orders in the irrigation sector – the Iraqi government project “North Al-Jazeera” plans to irrigate a 20,000ha area in the north west Mesopotamia near the Syrian border. This should ensure the uninterrupted production of agricultural goods. The Ministry for Water in Baghdad is making 200 large irrigation systems available to the farming community. Bauer managed to edge ahead of the strong global competition and – according to the announcement – will have the systems ready within nine months.

The scale of the order will also send a signal to other governments around the globe: targeted irrigation can sharply increase self sufficiency. In countries such as Laos, for example, they are currently working on increasing annual agricultural yield by up to 100% using irrigation systems from Bauer.

With exports accounting for almost 95%, the Bauer Group currently has a global network of 20 plants. Over 500 employees generate around EUR 145 million a year and the company supplies over 80 countries. The main markets are Germany, France, CEE, China, USA, South America, Australia and the Middle East.