Joint venture evolves into a global partnership for bulk packaging in the grain and food markets

Uzwil (Switzerland), May 14, 2020 – Swiss Bühler Group and Premier Tech from Canada are now taking their strategic cooperation two steps further. What started with a close collaboration in August 2019, evolved into a Joint Venture in China and ultimately grew to a global partnership for bulk packaging.

This new global partnership will allow Bühler to access Premier Tech’s leading technologies in bagging and palletizing either through the newly created PT-Bühler joint venture in China, serving the world with cost-effective packaging, or directly through Premier Tech’s facilities for the high-end food feed and grain markets worldwide.

 

“The global partnership will serve customers worldwide by building on Premier Tech’s recognized know-how in the field of automated packaging technologies while making full use of Bühler’s strong international sales and service network,” says André Noreau, CEO of Premier Tech’s Systems and Automation business. Premier Tech and Bühler are bringing their cooperation to new heights by offering adapted state-of-the-art packaging solutions around the globe.

 

Bühler will continue to service its existing installed base and will also focus on sales and service through its global customer service focus and total plant-solution expertise so that customers can rely on timely, qualified support throughout the life cycle of the product.

 

PT-Bühler – Joint Venture covering needs in China and markets interested in cost-effective automation

After entering their strategic cooperation last year, Bühler and Premier Tech have worked closely together in the interest of forming a 50/50 joint venture in China that will officially start on July 1, 2020. The aim of the joint venture is to develop and market new cost-effective packaging solutions based on Premier Tech’s bagging expertise. Operating in Wuxi, China, PT-Bühler will focus on serving the food and feed markets in China, and other markets moving towards cost-effective automation.

 

“Customers will benefit from significantly more efficient, and even more accurate and food safe packaging solutions thanks to automation technologies developed by PT-Bühler,” says Johannes Wick, CEO of Bühler’s Grains & Food business. Attracting talents from both companies, PT-Bühler will benefit from Bühler’s know-how of high-quality manufacturing and supply chain management in China as well as its digital solutions, whereas Premier Tech contributes with its superior packaging expertise and technological leadership in this field. Both Bühler and Premier Tech will offer the joint venture’s solutions in their respective markets, with Bühler focusing on turnkey plants, and Premier Tech on standalone solutions. Both partners are committed to work together in order to make for the best customer experiences while fully addressing their needs and complement each other in all cases where Bühler and Premier Tech will both be involved in any specific projects.

Media contacts:


Burkhard Böndel, Head of Corporate Communications,

Bühler AG, 9240 Uzwil, Switzerland

Phone: +41 71 955 33 99

Mobile: +41 79 515 91 57

E-mail: burkhard.boendel@buhlergroup.com

 

Chakim Belrhali, Senior Marketing Director,

Premier Tech, Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada

Phone: +1 418 867-8883, 16197

E-mail: communications@premiertech.com

 

 

About Premier Tech

Premier Tech (PT) is among the largest packaging equipment manufacturers in the world and well-known in the flexible and the rigid packaging industries for its state-of-the-art packaging machines and its complete packaging lines for small- and large-scale production. Premier Tech integrate innovative and high-value systems leveraging the full potential of robotics. Making a difference, this is what Premier Tech is all about. One team driven by a shared passion to deliver solutions that will better the lives of people, businesses and communities. At Premier Tech, People and Technologies connect in lasting, transformative ways, giving life to products and services that help feed, protect and improve our world. Premier Tech is committed to creating sustainable solutions that help improve the efficiency of manufacturing facilities.

While being a global company, Premier Tech believe the true value of our worldwide presence rests in the deep roots its teams have established locally. Being local translates into tailored offers, but most importantly, custom support throughout the life cycle of their products. More than 4600 team members support Premier Tech’s activities in 27 countries, with 46 manufacturing sites across the globe.

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Head of Corporate Communications

Burkhard Böndel

Bühler AG

Gupfenstrasse 5. 9240 Uzwil, Switzerland
Phone: +41 71 955 3399
Mobile: +41 79 515 9157
burkhard.boendel@buhlergroup.com

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Tracey Ibbotson

Bühler UK Limited

Atlantis Avenue 20, London, E16 2BF, England
Phone: +44 (0) 20 705 576 97 
Mobile: +44 (0) 19 925 374 21
tracey.ibbotson@buhlergroup.com

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Markus Reber

Bühler AG

Gupfenstrasse 5. 9240 Uzwil, Switzerland
Phone: +41 71 955 3399
Mobile: +41 79 864 2941
markus.reber@buhlergroup.com

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Dalen Jacomino Pantò

Bühler AG

Gupfenstrasse 5,  9240 Uzwil, Switzerland
Phone: +41 71 955 37 57
Mobile: +41 79 900 53 88
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