Everything big begins with something small

From pioneer to world market leader

BAUR looks back at an eventful company history. What began 70 years ago as a small family-owned setup, is one of today’s leading international companies in the area of testing and measurement technology. BAUR counts most of the energy providers in the world among its satisfied customers.

Since 1945, when Josef Baur established the “physical and technical workshops” with three employees in his father’s old embroidery building, passion for technology has been his motivation. 

His extensive experience in radio and broadcasting technology made a big contribution to his young company. He built the first battery radio receiver in Vorarlberg when he was just 14. 

The first customer of the fledgling company was the City of Vienna with its order for a custom-made design for a highly sensitive mine detector.


Nineteen cable test vans with the latest technology for the Syrian Electrical Company


Eighty employees, 60 agencies, branches in Germany, Great Britain, Spain and USA


Opening of a regional sales office in Brazil;
BAUR Germany: Relocation of branch to Grevenbroich


“Austria Leading Company” Award;
Expansion plans completed


Export Award 2005 in the Business and Trade category;
BAUR France established


BAUR Brazil established


“Best Family-Owned Enterprise in Vorarlberg” Award


BAUR Hong Kong established

“Great Place to Work” Award;
Markus Baur becomes HR Manager


Introduction of an Advisory Council

In the book 45,000 Volts of Enthusiasm you will read more about the history of the Baur Family and the company.