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 horizontal machines and profile milling machines for large-scale components and many incorporate bavius’ own developments – notably the Aerocell and CompactCell five-axis horizontal machining processes.

Horizontal Machining Centres - HBZ

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

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Profile Machining Centres - PBZ

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

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UBZ Universal Series

    Precision machining of aluminium and steel. Modular universal machining centres for flexible and highly precise machining.

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Horizontal Machining Centres - HBZ
Profile Machining Centres - PBZ
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 centres for more than 30 years. Thanks to diverse and modular machine concepts, they cover not only a unique versatility for a wide range of applications, but they also meet specific requirements and find the optimum solution for your machining.

Global presence

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

Respect and trust with customers through ETG

Cooperation with clients is a vital part of service for bavius and is a drive that is carried over into their supply through ETG, as we bring their leading equipment into our turnkey portfolio.

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Bavius's vision

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

  • Is a technology leader in machining centres 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 centres
  • 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.

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  • 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.

The 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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