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For a green tomorrow

Sus­tain­abil­i­ty

Modern agri­cul­ture and envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion don’t have to be con­tra­dic­tions. To the con­trary: Inno­v­a­tive agri­cul­ture is a key part of a mean­ing­ful, long-term concept for a fully sus­tain­able world.

We at Bauer have made it our goal to focus our company on sincere sus­tain­abil­i­ty and to develop tech­nolo­gies that live up to our respon­si­bil­i­ty for the planet. So that we can leave suf­fi­cient resources for future gen­er­a­tions to enjoy good lives.

For a green world

Respon­si­bil­i­ty for the environment

Accord­ing to our phi­los­o­phy “For a green world,” we rec­og­nize our respon­si­bil­i­ty for the envi­ron­ment. Wher­ev­er pos­si­ble, we take mea­sures to con­serve resources and build sus­tain­able process­es. This applies to our man­u­fac­tur­ing methods as well as our prod­ucts and solu­tions. We are also aware that we have not remote­ly exhaust­ed all the pos­si­bil­i­ties. Step by step, we must cul­ti­vate the ground for a sus­tain­able future.

With this in mind, every­thing we do is driven by the thought of a truly cir­cu­lar economy. Recy­cling and upcy­cling are not just buzz words to us, they are built into our process­es in very con­crete ways. Our product port­fo­lio includes energy-effi­cient and water-saving control tech­nol­o­gy as well as systems for trans­form­ing manure into valu­able bedding, thereby active­ly con­tribut­ing to CO2 reduc­tion. Bauer prod­ucts are famous the world over for their long service lives.

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Pro­gres­sive envi­ron­men­tal standards

High man­u­fac­tur­ing depth

The high man­u­fac­tur­ing depth at our fac­to­ries helps reduce trans­ports and the asso­ci­at­ed envi­ron­men­tal impacts, such as CO2 emis­sions and noise. Our part­ners for the supply of raw mate­ri­als, com­po­nents and ser­vices are drawn from the local region when­ev­er pos­si­ble. This applies, for example, to our gal­va­niz­ing plants as well as the foundries we work with.

Con­sis­tent com­pli­ance with the high envi­ron­men­tal stan­dards of Austria is a given for us.

We are also working con­tin­u­ous­ly to increase the level of dig­i­tal­iza­tion in our pro­duc­tion, which will help us ensure that resources and mate­ri­als are used efficiently.

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Our pro­duc­tion is energy independent

Powered by the sun

As an indus­tri­al enter­prise, we need lots of energy. It was there­fore clear from the start what we had to do. In 2017, we installed a 2.3 megawatt pho­to­volta­ic system with an annual output of about 2,600,000 kWh. This cor­re­sponds to the average elec­tric­i­ty con­sump­tion of 685 house­holds. The best part: We gen­er­ate 100 percent of the elec­tric­i­ty we need every year at the Voits­berg site with the power of the sun, making us energy independent.

But we didn’t stop there: As part of this invest­ment in the future, we also carried out exten­sive thermal ren­o­va­tions at our Voits­berg site. In some cases, our walls and roofs feature twice the insu­la­tion thick­ness that is typical in the indus­try. And that really pays off: The total energy demand of 4.2 million kWh was decreased by 70 percent. Just the insu­la­tion of the facades reduced the CO2 emis­sions by 705,000 kg. The pho­to­volta­ic system will save another 1,690,000 kg of CO2 per year.

2.3 MW 

Power gen­er­at­ed by our pho­to­volta­ic system

2.4 MIO 

Kilo­grams of CO2 savings through our pho­to­volta­ic system & thermal renovations

70 %

Energy savings through the PV system

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Global pres­ence

Low emis­sion mobility 

It is clear to us that when­ev­er human mobil­i­ty is facil­i­tat­ed by machines, emis­sions are fun­da­men­tal­ly unavoid­able. However, our goal is to keep these emis­sions as low as possible.

One measure in this direc­tion is to keep air travel to a minimum. We are able to do this by main­tain­ing our own sales offices in many parts of the world with com­pe­tent local employ­ees to rep­re­sent us. Thanks to virtual com­mu­ni­ca­tion tools, we also have a direct line to our global part­ners and cus­tomers at any time.

Our mission to reduce emis­sions has also given rise to a con­tin­u­ous­ly expand­ing fleet of elec­tric vehi­cles. Charged up with our own solar elec­tric­i­ty, of course.

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Bauer prod­ucts are high quality

Sus­tain­abil­i­ty through quality

The long lives of Bauer prod­ucts are leg­endary. In other words, we are often the ones stand­ing in our own way. After all, many cus­tomers use their machines for as long as they con­tin­ue to work, rather than buying a new one. And that can go on for decades. But that’s just how we like it. Because sat­is­fied cus­tomers are essen­tial. Plus, this atti­tude reduces the impact on our planet.

Long-lasting prod­ucts are crit­i­cal for a sus­tain­able world. The longer a product lasts, the fewer resources are con­sumed. It’s a good thing that the prin­ci­ple of dura­bil­i­ty has been firmly anchored in our company DNA from the very start.

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The slurry cycle

Recy­cling and upcycling

Slurry, or manure, is a valu­able sub­stance that is pro­duced in large quan­ti­ties every day on the farm. It is the con­nect­ing element in the oper­at­ing cycle of the farm and can be uti­lized in many advan­ta­geous ways. It offers a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to prac­tice sus­tain­able recy­cling and upcy­cling as part of a farming oper­a­tion. Bauer slurry tech­nol­o­gy sup­ports farmers in this process.

The slurry sep­a­ra­tor has a key role to play here since the sep­a­ra­tion of solids and liquids opens up many new and useful pos­si­bil­i­ties for the slurry. For example, the sep­a­ra­tor can produce organic bedding from the farm’s own manure. This elim­i­nates the deliv­ery of exter­nal­ly pro­duced bedding and the asso­ci­at­ed emis­sions. It also takes care of dis­pos­al of the manure. Another advan­tage: The raw mate­r­i­al for the organic bedding is pro­duced fresh every day. A never-ending cycle.

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Pre­ci­sion Irrigation 

Smar­tRain & VRI

The primary purpose of agri­cul­ture is to feed people. In view of the rising world pop­u­la­tion, however, this is only pos­si­ble by increas­ing yields. One reli­able way to improve the harvest is irri­ga­tion. However, there is no losing sight of the fact that water is a scarce resource in many places. The art here lies in using this resource as effi­cient­ly and pre­cise­ly as pos­si­ble so as not to waste even the small­est drop of this pre­cious liquid.

This is accom­plished with smart tools like VRI (vari­able rate irri­ga­tion) or Smar­tRain, which help farmers pre­cise­ly dis­pense the avail­able water. All care­ful­ly adapted to the spe­cif­ic crop, soil con­di­tions, growth phase and climate. Unused areas or paths can be exempt­ed, and dif­fer­ent crops can be auto­mat­i­cal­ly given the correct amount of water even within the same irri­ga­tion process. Modern irri­ga­tion pulls out all the stops. This is impor­tant since every drop counts.