Bowas is a company under the umbrella of the bohlengroup.  


Affiliated with Bowas are the following companies

Dott. Mariano Pravisani & C. Srl's provides specially developed technology for the production of the following substances: emulsion explosives, explosives (HMX, RDX and PETN), nitro-glycerine, propellants, demilitarization systems, detonating cord, black powder. The company's goal is to provide the safest and most reliable hazardous chemical synthesis facilities that operate with minimal manpower and maintain continuity of production and quality over long periods of time. The distribution of the DMP - Dott. Mariano Pravisani & C. Srl is taken over by BOWAS-TEC Ges.m.b.H.


Bohlen Handel GmbH in Essen is responsible for the planning and distribution of pump vehicles for over- and underground operation. In addition, the company plans and builds plants that produce explosive emulsions for the mining and raw materials industries.


Bohlen Industrie GmbH is the financial holding for the entire chemical / plant / machine branch of the bohlen group.


WASAG In the mid-1950s, the brothers Berthold and Harald von Bohlen und Halbach took over four-fifths of the shares in WASAG Chemie AG (Westfälisch-Anhaltische Sprengstoff-Aktien-Gesellschaft). Together they made the company one of the leading suppliers of explosives in Germany through targeted acquisitions. After the merger of WASAG Chemie AG with the H & R Group the new company H & R WASAG was formed. Today this company is called the H&R Group and the rights to the "WASAG" brand belong to Bohlen Industrie GmbH.


BOWAS AG is situated in Zug, Switzerland. BOWAS AG was originally founded in 1975 as the international marketing instrument for the Bohlen Industrie/WASAG Chemie activities. This is also how the name BOWAS came about. The BOWAS team’s extensive knowledge of international market requirements together with the wide range of technology at its disposal, has gained BOWAS worldwide recognition as an experienced and reliable partner for manufacturing plants,machinery and equipment as well as engineering services for all explosives related industries.


Bowas-Induplan Chemie Ges.m.b.H.’s fields of activities include the complete range of products, according to the principle "everything from one single source" for plants of the explosives industry. In addition to the planning and construction of complete new plants - turnkey plants - for the explosive industry Bowas-Induplan Chemie Ges.m.b.H. also modernises existing plants with a focus on safety, saving of raw materials, cost-effectiveness in energy and personnel requirements, as well as the compliance with strict environmental protection requirements.

External Partners

Biuro Handlowe RUDA Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. located in Poland is specialized in the production of high quality and durable machinery. Together with RUDA as an external partner Bohlen Handel GmbH has developed state of the art technologies for the rock blasting Industry. These Systems include MEMU trucks, underground charging vehicles as well as mobile emulsions explosive pumping units. Please visit the webpage of RUDA for more information.


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