Bühler builds innovation campus in Uzwil
Uzwil (Switzerland), May 08, 2017 – To accelerate delivery on our vision of innovations for a better world and to bring the benefits of the digital age to our customers, Bühler will build an innovation campus in Uzwil, Switzerland. This significant investment of over CHF 50 Mio. spent over the next three years demonstrates the commitment to strengthen the company’s innovation and technology capability in Switzerland. The project will commence in Q3 of 2017, completion is expected to be in the beginning of 2019. “We aim to drive business growth through innovations that contribute to a better future for many more generations to come”, says Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler.
For more than 150 years Bühler has grown by delivering innovations for a better world. “Sustainability is at the core of our innovation and our actions, and with this investment we will strengthen our business focus on delivering sustainable solutions”, says Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer of Bühler. Today the company significantly contributes to the world’s food system and the future of mobility: around 60% of the globally harvested grains are processed on Bühler technology; around 25% of all engine blocks worldwide are made on Bühler Die Casting machines. The disruptive changes in business and technology represented by digitalization, the challenges of sustainability, and the need for clean mobility are now transforming the industries Bühler supports. To seize the opportunities of this transformation, the company will establish the finest innovation campus in its industry, welcoming the full ecosystem of partners, be they customers, start-ups, academics, apprentices, suppliers, the young or the experienced, to deliver a continuous output of differentiated and innovative products and services.
Today’s announcement is the next step in Bühler’s ongoing modernization of the Uzwil site. The program is aimed at best-in-class innovation, research, training & education as well as production and logistics. With the decision to build an innovation campus, including a collaborative center and upgrading technology labs, Bühler is embarking upon a new chapter of its company history giving strong commitment to Switzerland as a high tech center and innovation driver. “We will create an inspiring environment to develop future technologies and digital business models in close partnership with our customers, start-ups, academics, engineers and scientists”, says CEO Stefan Scheiber.