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Bühler presents new digital solutions for the food processing industry to meet global challenges

Uzwil (Switzerland), April 18, 2018 – Bühler is set to unveil ground breaking digital technologies that include minimizing toxic contamination, reducing food waste and increasing end product quality across the whole food value chain as part of a new partnership with Microsoft. The new digital solutions and services will be presented at the Microsoft booth at Hannover Messe in Germany. “Today’s food value chains are facing tremendous challenges,” says Ian Roberts, CTO at the Bühler Group. “Digital solutions will allow us to improve food safety and integrity and reduce food losses and waste. They enable us to be more efficient in production. In fact, with intelligent implementation of our digital capabilities we will make a major step towards meeting our goals of lowering waste and energy consumption in the food value chain by 30%,” Roberts adds. For the agriculture industry to meet the global quality demands of the future, sustainability in all aspects of agricultural production is key,” said Caglayan Arkan, General Manager Manufacturing & Resources at Microsoft. “Microsoft’s mission is to help leaders like Bühler take advantage of its data using our Azure cloud and Azure IoT technologies to accurately forecast trends in agriculture, improve food safety and provide better services for customers.” Read more

Bühler opens new battery lab to serve booming battery industry in China

Wuxi (China), March 23, 2018 – Today Bühler opened its new battery lab, further leveraging its technology leadership in the production of high-performing electrode slurries. China is witnessing a high demand for electrode slurry plant projects, thanks to ambitious government plans to electrify the automotive sector. The first trials in the new laboratory with Chinese and European customers are already scheduled. Read more

Bühler achieves strong, profitable growth

Uzwil, February 8, 2018 – 2017 was a successful year for the Bühler Group. Bühler organically increased its order intake by 10% to CHF 2.8 billion, its turnover by 9% to CHF 2.7 billion, and its EBIT by 18% to CHF 205 million (EBIT margin: 7.7%). As of year-end, its order backlog amounted to CHF 1.7 billion (+9%). “Our innovation power provides the basis for this positive development of our organization,” says Bühler CEO Stefan Scheiber. These results mirror Bühler’s positioning as a provider of integrated process solutions for sustainable mobility and healthy food. “In 2017, this clear focus has enabled us to continue to expand our technology and market positions and to further increase our competitiveness,” says Scheiber. The same also applies for the acquisition of the Austrian Haas Group, which now allows Bühler to also occupy a leading position in the consumer foods market. “We have increased our dynamism perceptibly and face the new fiscal year with confidence, not least thanks to our high order backlog,” continues Scheiber. Read more

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