The company originally had a production floorage area of 3.500 m² and has today 65.000 m² in total; of which at present 30.500 m² are under cover. Initially Bauer manufactured mostly transport equipment, specializing in attachments for the fork-lift truck as of 1971. In 1985 the first products for the environmental protection sector were manufactured.
In answer to the high demand for Bauer products a second production site was opened in Halberstadt (Sachsen-Anhalt) in 1993. The beginning of 2001 saw the inauguration of another paint shop and the Logistic Centre, both important markers pointing to the future.