Wilhelm Bott founded a mechanical workshop in a mill near Gaildorf back in 1930 - the nucleus of today's Bott Group. As early as 1940, the company employed 70 people.

Today, the Group employs around 1300 staff (2022) and achieved annual sales of EUR 196 million (2022).

In addition to its three production locations in Germany, England and Hungary, the Bott Group currently has numerous subsidiaries in Europe and licensed partners and importers all over the world. bott is the leading international manufacturer of workplace storage and in-vehicle equipment and workplace systems.

Willhelm Bott gründet 1930 die Firma bott



Wilhelm Bott founded a mechanical workshop in a mill near Gaildorf.

Willhelm Bott gründet 1930 die Firma bott


New product line: Workshop Equipment

The bott workshop equipment range is launched.

Die Produktlinie Betriebseinrichtung wird eingeführt


bott in France

bott establishes a distribution company 'bott SAS' in France.

In Frankreich wird eine Tochterfirma von bott gegründet


bott in the UK

Working relationship set up with Lockpanel Ltd (Now Bott Ltd) for the production of bott perfo wall system, cabinets and storage cabinets in Bude (UK).

Aufbau einer Geschäftsbeziehung mit Lockpanel Ltd (jetzt Bott Ltd)


New production facility

A 2nd production facility in Gaildorf (Germany) is opened.

View from above Bott building 2


New product line: bott perfo

Introduction of the modern day bott perfo tool storage brand.

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New product line: Workplace Systems

A range of workstation and assembly line furniture is launched.

Produkteinführung Arbeitsplatzsysteme


New product line: bott vario

The bott vario vehicle storage system brand is launched.

new product area: van racking


New product line: bott uno

The bott uno vehicle storage system brand is launched

2004 kommt die Produktlinie uno auf den Markt


New product line: bott modulo

The bott modulo vehicle storage system brand is launched.



New product range and offices

  • The bott cubio range of workplace equipment is launched.
  • New UK headquarters opens in Bude (UK).
bott bringt 2008 die Produktlinie cubio auf den Markt


New product line: bott verso

The bott verso workplace equipment range is launched to the British, French and Spanish markets.

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New product line: bott vario2

The bott vario2 vehicle storage system is launched.

2010 kommt die Produktlinie bott vario2 auf den Markt


bott vario2 wins award

bott vario2 awarded the If Design award and the Red Dot award.

bott wird 2011 ausgezeichnet


Further improvement and expansion

  • Fitting Center Cumbernauld, Scotland
  • Bott Austria GmbH, Austria
  • Bott Danmark A/S, Denmark


New product range and sales facility

Launch of the bott avero workstation system.

In Germany, a northern branch is opened in Glinde near Hamburg.

bott bringt 2013 die Produktlinie avero auf den Markt


New product range and sales facility

Launch of bott Smartvan, offering van racking for tradesmen to buy online and self-fit.

In Germany, a weatern branch is opened in Leverkusen.

bott modulo van racking


bott in Switzerland

A service partner opened in Switzerland: Bott Schweiz AG.



New sales facility

Another branch offce is opened in Germany: The branch office Central-West in Siegen.



New sales facility

Further branches are opened again in Germany: The branch office South-East in Markt Schwaben and the branch office Central-North in Lehrte.



New product line: bott vario3

The bott vario3 vehicle storage system product line is launched.

Die Produktlinie bott vario3 kommt auf den Markt


bott vario3 wins award

bott vario3 awarded the If Design award and the Red Dot award.

bott gewinnt 2020 den if Design Award und den reddot Award


Acquisition of ELABO GmbH & New vehicle conversion centre

  • The Bott Group takes over ELABO GmbH and thus gains a strong partner. 
  • Building work commences on the new installation center in Gaildorf.
ELABO ist seit 2021 Teil der Bott Gruppe


Launch of the bott uno3 product line

  • The bott uno3 product line in the van racking sector is launched.
  • bott Smartvan brand launched in the USA with the formation of the Joint venture business Systainer Systems North America LLC.
bott uno3 Fahrzeugeinrichtung für Großbritannien

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