Heinrich Baumann established his haulage business in 1888. A look back over this history reveals highs and lows, but always continuous growth. The family moved into heavy goods transport 60 years after the business was founded. In the years that followed, under the leadership of Baumann’s son Rudolf Baumann, the company developed into a heavy goods transport company that enjoyed an international reputation.
A short ride through our history:
Heinrich Baumann establishes a haulage business in Engelskirchen. Back then, goods are still being transported around the mountainous region of the Bergisches Land (in North Rhine-Westphalia) on horse-drawn carts. But the entrepreneur realises early on that business advancement lay in the expanding urban areas.
1944: Christmas: The company site and the entire fleet of vehicles are completely destroyed in a bombing raid. In just one night, 12 bombs rain down on the company premises.
1945: Rebuilding starts after the war. The new fleet of vehicles is assembled from the military vehicles that are no longer needed. The transported goods are primarily clay and aluminium.
1948: Bonn becomes the Federal capital of Western Germany. Construction machinery and materials are needed to build the new capital. A military low-loader is converted to become a civilian vehicle. BAUMANN starts up its HEAVY TRANSPORT business.