Capacity adjustment at Bühler sites in Switzerland08/19/2009 The Bühler Technology Group is experiencing a decline in demand in particular in Europe. As no recovery is expected before the end of 2010, the Group is trimming its capacities in Switzerland by some 5 percent by the end of 2009. Whereas the units catering to the basic food processing industries continue to grow, order bookings in other business units have dropped sharply. The decline is mainly in Europe and therefore affects the production capacities in Switzerland. In view of these changes, Bühler is forced to adjust its production capacities to its shrinking business volume.
Bühler is making every effort to cut as many of the jobs affected through attrition, early retirement, in-ternal relocations, and other measures. However, layoffs cannot be avoided. A generous social plan has been set up for the employees concerned. The procedure has been agreed upon together with the social partners in the framework of a consultation process.