gaw group


GAW Group


The GAW Group is a group of technology companies operating worldwide focussing on paper-, plastics industry and automation.

The overall portfolio of the GAW Group includes plant construction, products and industrial services and serves nine essential markets in almost every region of the world: plastics, Paper, automotive, chemicals, infrastructure, building materials, food, medical engineering and optoelectronics.

A substantial part of the worldwide production of coated paper and board is achieved using processing equipment from GAW technologies. Special machinery and recycling units from the GAW companies in the plastics division are successfully established throughout the world.


automationX® solutions from our automation division have been steadily promoted in the areas of food, building material, process and infrastructure.

Founded in 1951, the GAW Group is today present in seventeen countries and has 600 employees. It maintains a widespread network of production facilities, service and sales offices on every continent in the world.


The companies of the GAW Group hold a stock of several hundred patents and patent applications, making them persistent innovators in their areas of expertise. In the last business year the Group invested 7.3% of the consolidated turnover in R&D.


In 2017, the RAG-Stiftung Beteiligungsgesellschaft invested in the GAW Group as part of its long-term investment strategy and acquired a minority interest. The RAG Beteiligungsgesellschaft represents a trustworthy and reliable partner for the strategic corporate development of the GAW Group.