The Founders


Gisela and Bernd Bechtold


Bernd Bechtold

  • Diploma in „Business Administration and Engineering”
  • Managing Partner of the b.i.g-Group

Company founded in 1981


was founded as a company for design of electrical engineering and facility-management.

Nowadays of 27 companies for building and security services are offering full-service packages in Germany, Switzerland and Czech Republic.

  • 28 Locations
  • 3,000 empoyees
  • More than 90 million EUR annual sales.
  • The b.i.g.-Group has been awarded the »Dienstleister des Jahres«
    (Service Provider of the Year) in Baden-Württemberg in 2000 and 2002.



  • IHK-President  2003 – 2013
  • BWIHK-President  2006 – 2010
  • Honorary president of IHK Karlsruhe since 14.05.2013

  • Mitglied der Wirtschaftsjunioren seit 1. September 1976


  • Member of the Administrative Council of the Karlsruhe University Society e. V. since 12.05.2003
  • Member of the University Council of the Karlsruhe –University for Technology and Commerce until July 2016
  • Member of the Board of the Baden Academy for Management and Business since 11.10.2003
  • Member of the Board (Treasurer) of the Society for the Promotion of the Arts and Media Technology e. V., Karlsruhe
  • Member of the KSC-Administrative Council
  • Member of the Karlsruhe Business Club
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg since 01.01.2014
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of th Baden-Baden Festspielhaus since 9.23.2003
  • Member of the Association for the St. Vincentius-Clinics, Karlsruhe
  • Commercial Judge in the Court for Commercial Cases I in the District Court of Karlsruhe since 04.01.1997
  • President of the Team Advisory Board of the Sports-Club TSV Jöhlingen
  • Awarded the title of Honorary Senator by the Technical College of Karlsruhe on 06.26.2003
  • Honrary Senator of the College of Music, Karlsruhe
  • President of the entrepreneur circle of festival theatre Baden-Baden
  • Electted “Baden Citizen of the Year” by the BFsBW on 02.21.2004


  • 2015-02-05

    efeuCampus project convinces the jury in the RegioWin state competition – b.i.g. participates as a project partner

    The efeuCampus project, in which the b.i.g.-Group is involved as a collaborative partner, has received an award from the State of Baden-Württemberg and will now be funded ...

  • 2015-01-27

    Exclusive Distribution Partner for Design Builder-Software in Germany and Austria

    The b.i.g.-Engineering company is the official exclusive distribution partner for DesignBuilder-Software in Germany and Austria. The program makes the most modern building...

  • 2015-01-08

    Largest Training Expo in the Region Karlsruhe »Einstieg Beruf«: b.i.g. is there again

    On January 24th, 2015 the b.i.g.-Group presented its broad range of apprenticeships and internships at the largest expo for apprenticeships in the Karlsruhe region in...

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