The challenges of the market produce the systems of the future

IBS was founded in 1991 by Bernhard J. Maat with the focus to establish an international transport network to supply German book trade with foreign literature.

As an intregral part of our corporate philosophy, we strive to always see the seemingly impossible demands of customers and partners as a challenge and to truly understand the problems in order to provide solutions – even in its second generation.  

Today, we see ourselves as the logical link between production, retail and end customer and as a developer of individual logistics solutions.

Since its foundation, IBS has been wholly-owned by the Maat family.