• Our philosophy

    BITO - An innovative, visionary spirit rooted in tradition

Maximum quality - full of humanity

BITO's history is already an extraordinary one. The Bittmann family started in 1845 as a family operation producing metal ornaments and fittings for the leather goods industry. Today, BITO-Lagertechnik Bittmann GmbH is one of the leading producers and suppliers of all imaginable facets of storage technology.

In between, the company has produced jointless thin-walled hollow brass balls for the jewellery and fashion accessory industries, and from 1935 it produced a wide range of mass-produced items ranging from coffee filters to zipper chains. Magdalene Bittmann - the mother of Fritz August Bittmann - continued to run the company based on this principle during the Second World War. In 1959, the fourth generation took over the company in the form of Fritz August Bittmann. Together with his father, Fritz Bittmann managed to lead BITO into the world of storage technology.

Fritz August Bittmann's heart and soul are still tied to the fortunes of his company today. Over all of the years he ran this company, he actively practised its traditional yet always visionary spirit, making his own philosophy that of the company as well: innovate and remain ahead of the pack in development and technology, produce nothing but top-quality products with maximum precision, and always offer added value to customers. All of this was complemented by a pronounced belief in customer service.

Meanwhile, of course, BITO's employees can be considered its most valuable asset. Significant value is placed on mutual listening, working for the benefit of all and remaining on good terms with one another.

With significant engagement and a far-sighted approach, this constantly growing company is today led by its two managing directors, Winfried Schmuck and Werner Magin. Now as ever, they act based on the philosophy and values that the company has always practised.


Dean Lawrence

Managing director