bavius specialises in large format machining centres primarily for the aerospace manufacturing industry and offering massive productivity gains in comparison to traditional machining methods and processes.

Its range includes five-axis portal and gantry machines for large-scale components and many incorporate bavius’s own developments – notably the Aerocell and CompactCell five-axis horizontal machining processes.

Gantry Series

    High moving portal machining centres. Precision machining of aluminium, steel and titanium. Stable and powerful 5-axis machining of large and heavy workpieces.

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HBZ Horizontal Series

    Horizontal machining centres for precise machining with highest chip removal rates. Excellent productivity combined with small footprint.

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PBZ Profile Series

    Profile machining centres, where high precision meets highest material removal rates.

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UBZ Universal Series

    Precision machining of aluminium, steel and titanium. Modular universal machining centres for flexible and highly-precise machining of workpices up to 12 x 2 metres.

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Gantry Series
HBZ Horizontal Series
PBZ Profile Series
UBZ Universal Series

With a passion for technology and
optimum solutions for your applications

bavius, until September 4th 2017 known as Handtmann, has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of 5-axis high performance machining centers for more than 30 years. As diverse as our customer requirements, as diverse are our machines. Thanks to diverse and modular machine concepts, we cover not only a unique versatility for a wide range of applications, we also meet your specific requirements and find the optimum solution for your machining.

Global presence

bavius interacts with its own branches as well as sales and service centers with our sales partners worldwide. The technological foundation with development, design, programming, and production of our 5-axis machining centers is located in Baienfurt in Upper Swabia in order to guarantee the quality standard “made in Germany”.

Respect and trust with our customers

A good co-operation based on partnership is important for us. Whether internal, between customers or suppliers. A good and reliable collaboration based on trust is the base for our solutions.

Bavius's vision

The vision of bavius is a central part of our corporate actions. bavius:

  • Is the technology leader in machining centers for high performance machining of cubic parts and profiles.
  • Employs growth potential for products and services in different industries and markets.
  • Embodies a corporate philosophy based on respect for employees, customers and business partners.
  • Employees live the business and quality processes and thereby contribute to the overall business success.

Bavius is your

  • Customer-specific configuration of a wide range of 5-axis machining centers
  • Individual solutions for your specific requirements
  • Good communication and short direct distances
  • Professional project management
  • Production in Baienfurt / Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Innovative power
  • We set high standards for our products and services

Precision german engineering

  • High quality standards, products “made in Germany”
  • Coordinated, effective operational and quality processes
  • Continuous improvement

Four generations
of entrepreneurial spirit

Most recently, bavius aerospace machining processes have been brought to wider metal cutting markets with the revolutionary Trunnion 5 axis series horizontal machining centres – combining high-speed spindles with optimum rigidity to deliver unmatched metal removal rates.

Our Group has been sustained by four generations of the entrepreneurial spirit of the Handtmann family from Biberach. It combines a 135-year tradition with modern management.

Right up to today, Arthur Handtmann, who built the company starting in 1946 with 20 employees into a powerful Group, embodies this philosophy in his function as Chairman of the Advisory Board. Representing the fourth generation, Thomas Handtmann took over responsibility in 1998 and is shaping the future in the same spirit.

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