Bohlen Industry

Bohlen Industrie is based in Essen, in the Ruhr area, and originated from the activities of the former Krupp Group and the von Bohlen und Halbach family

Bohlen Industrie GmbH is a financial holding for the entire chemical, plant and machinery trade of the Bohlen Group. The active business of Bohlen Industrie GmbH includes the following companies, which are global market leaders in the specific areas in which they are active and specialized.

Bowas-Induplan Chemie Ges.m.b.H.

The company is based in Salzburg, Austria, and offers modern solutions for sub-plants and entire plant complexes, especially in the field of energetic materials. Bowas-Induplan Chemie's many years of conventional process know-how forms an important basis for the planning and construction of your chemical plants. In addition to the planning and construction of complete new plants - turnkey plants - Bowas-Induplan Chemie also carries out the modernization of existing plants, all according to the principle "everything from a single source" with a focus on strict environmental protection regulations.

Bowas-Induplan Chemie plants have been successfully erected, built and commissioned in Europe, Africa, South America, Australia and in the Near, Middle and Far East. With more than 200 completed projects, we have been able to meet customer requirements safely, economically and in an environmentally friendly manner.

The distribution of Bowas-Induplan Chemie Ges.m.b.H. is taken over by BOWAS AG.

DMP - Dott. Mariano Pravisani & C. Srl

The company was founded in 1967 and has its headquarters near the city of Udine, about 120 km from Venice.

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 company's vision is a working environment in which the safety of the workforce is maximized through the implementation of a high level of automation and the environmental impact is minimized through the use of state-of-the-art technical solutions.

Know - How: The DMP 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 distribution of the DMP - Dott. Mariano Pravisani & C. Srl is taken over by BOWAS-TEC GmbH.

Bohlen Handel GmbH

Bohlen Handel has its headquarters in Essen. The company is responsible for the planning and sale of pump vehicles for surface and underground operation. In addition, Bohlen Handel GmbH plans and assembles systems that produce explosive emulsions for the mining / raw materials industry. In addition, Bohlen Handel offers services related to the explosives emulsions industry.

The engineering and production of the emulsion systems are implemented within the framework of the existing capabilities and capacities of the Bohlen Industrie GmbH companies and in cooperation with other suppliers.

The portfolio of Bohlen Handel includes the following products and services: Chemical plants for the production of emulsions / emulsion explosives, construction and delivery of special vehicles / vehicle bodies and pumping units for opencast mining (SMS/MEMU) and underground mining, supply of equipment for logistical Support (e.g. supply stations, transport and storage containers), services related to systems and machines for the production of emulsions / emulsion explosives, safety studies (HAZOP), advice and procurement of services for the construction and operation of blasting work, etc., services and advice on approval and certification of machines and products in the field of explosive emulsions.

The distribution of Bohlen Handel GmbH is taken over by BOWAS-TEC GmbH.


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 to form the new company H & R WASAG, the rights to the "WASAG" brand again belong to Bohlen Industrie GmbH.