In Bauer1884 we think nature is at the heart of everything and we respect it and have always known it. Bauer1884 is in fact a preferred partner for competence, knowledge and assortment of botanicals processing. 


  • Orientation for specialized divisions by sales channel
  • Selection, qualification and suppliers loyalty from over 60 countries on 5 continents
  • Over 400 references in 6 different particles sizes, regardless of product seasonality
  • Quality and safety of products and processes
  • Production and transformation tailor made for our customer
  • Consultancy and pre and after-sales service

The strenghts

Guaranteed, homogeneous and first-grade raw materials. Our botanical skill and expertise allow us to provide you with six levels of material particle size: large cut, coarse cut, square cut, tea bag cut, powder and micronized powder.

In Bauer we configure the production processes to respond to your specific needs, by adapting the product to your production demands.

The origin of the raw material

In more than 60 supplier countries, our quality staff and selectors test spontaneous harvests and crops themselves to examine the raw materials and choose exclusively the most suitable product.

Aromatic herbs and spices come to our warehouse in Gradisca d’Isonzo from all over the world, from Madagascar to Sri Lanka, from India to New Guinea, from China to Brazil, to Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Selection and control

Thanks to our professionals or delegates, in Bauer1884 we personally select small and large farmers, cooperatives and international exporters. On site, we verify harvests, crops, preservation methods and properties of the raw materials we purchase. We train our suppliers to maintain high standards of product quality and guarantee us maximum security and uniformity of supply.

Once arrived in our 8000 sqm warehouse in Gradisca d’Isonzo, the raw material is subject to quarantine, strictly sampled and subject to accurate laboratory analysis.

The offer

We are partners of the most important industries in the spirits, herbalistic, cosmetics, food, animal husbandry and extracts and flavours sector. We have always worked together and put all our knowledge at their service. In order to satisfy specific requests, each product is supplied course, cut, blended or powdered with different particle sizes, according to the different features of customers production. Thanks to our long experience in the field of botanicals, we support those who rely on us by customizing the production according to the needs.

Storage and logistics

Our warehouses focus on offering a punctual and precise service, combining reliability, quality and shipping time management. With a storage capacity of 300 cages and 3,000 pallet places, equivalent to more than 1,000 tons of product in optimal conditions, we offer botanicals all year round, being able to constantly guarantee the various supplies, regardless of seasonality and harvests conditioned by adverse climatic phenomena.


Baderle and Josef Meller founded a chemical, pharmaceutical and medicinal herb company in Vienna.

The company moved its headquarters to Trieste, the largest and most powerful port of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was later acquired by Ludwig Bauer, hence the name.

Thanks to its geographical position and the commercial contacts developed with exporting companies in overseas countries, Bauer becomes one of the most important companies in the sector.

After the hard times of the world war when the company was confiscated, Bauer returns to the great glory of the pre-war period and changes its name to Fratelli Bauer.

The innovation begins: motorized means of transport and mechanical lifts for carrying and moving goods are introduced in the company.

Bauer changes ownership: the new management combines the long tradition of herbal knowledge with management skills, strategic vision and in-depth knowledge of the market.

The company moves to Gradisca d’Isonzo, Gorizia, in a over 8000 square meters building, equipped with the most advanced machines for the processing of raw materials.

Bauer sells the majority of its shares to VeNetWork SpA Group and Saverio Della Mea retains the role of Managing Director.