Bühler acquires all the shares of Maes SA and strengthens its service position in the French-speaking markets.01/24/2013 Uzwil – The Bühler Technology Group has agreed with the existing owner family to acquire 100% of the French company Maes SA. This opens up additional prospects for Bühler in France and related markets, in particular in the field of Customer Service. Successfully established family-operated company
Maes SA, which was set up in 1974 and is headquartered in the Alsatian town of Haguenau, France, specializes in products and services for the grain milling industry. The machinery of this family-operated company includes equipment for remachining grinding rolls of roller mills (regrinding and corrugating/fluting) as well as for manufacturing and retensioning plansifter sieves (used for grading grain particles after grinding on a roller mill). Maes SA has already been an important distribution partner of Bühler for France and other French-speaking markets in North and West Africa up to now, including after-sales service. The profitable company has a little over 50 employees and generates annual sales (turnover) of about EUR 35 million. The parties have agreed not to disclose the selling price.
With this acquisition, Bühler is continuing its market penetration and expansion of its service business in the fields of installation, customer service, maintenance, overhauls, and roll reconditioning. The company, whose operations will continue to be headed by the existing management, will be integrated as part of the Bühler France organization in the Sales and Services division.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process technology, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a global payroll of about 8800. In fiscal 2011, the Group generated sales (turnover) of CHF 2130 million.
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