The foundations for the now internationally successful B&B Verpackungstechnik GmbH were laid back in 1977 when Jost Bäumer established a mechanical engineering design office. In addition to the design services provided, in-house ideas were soon being implemented as well. Under the name B&B, the specialisation shifted towards the development and construction of bag making machines. Through the acquisition of MAF Verpackungstechnik GmbH in 2004, it was possible to expand the company's area of expertise to include machines for end of line packaging. Today 220 employees at the 16,000 m² large production plant in Hopsten (Germany) and Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA) are working to create technical solutions for customers. The owner-operated company primarily focuses on developing machines for both bag making and end of line packaging.