Group report 2019


Group report 2019

Bühler Group’s business performance was stable in a volatile market environment, it increased profitability, kept turnover stable, and invested into the future. While the turnover of the food and feed business continued to grow, Advanced Materials had to cope with a decline, mainly caused by the current weakness of the global automotive industry and ongoing international trade conflicts. Our multi-pillar strategy has proven its worth under difficult conditions.


Business performance

2019 marked a milestone in the history of Bühler. With the opening of the CUBIC innovation campus, the Bühler Networking Days in Uzwil, and the new partnerships formed, the company has expanded its innovation ecosystem, while the operative business proved its robustness under difficult conditions.

Bühler in your life

You’ll be surprised to see, everywhere our technologies touch your daily life.


Every day, billions of people come into contact with Bühler technologies to cover their basic needs for food and mobility, and more. Our technologies are in your smartphone, solar panels, diapers, lipstick, banknotes, the foods you eat, and the vehicles you drive. We strive to create innovations for a better world, with a special focus on healthy, safe, and sustainable solutions.

Bühler’s businesses: Grains & Food (GF), Consumer Foods (CF), Advanced Materials (AM)

Bühler and the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the United Nation’s universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, improve health and education, spur economic growth, and reduce inequalities.

Bühler’s core topics

During the Networking Days 2019, Bühler raised its sustainability targets with the aim to reduce energy, water, and waste in our customers’ value chains by 50% by 2025. To achieve these targets, we identified five core topics and four enablers. 

Focus on sustainability

It is obvious that global challenges regarding climate change and mobility are accelerating and becoming increasingly urgent. Climate change, the protein gap, loss of biodiversity, and population growth – all will have a greater impact if we don’t act now as individuals, businesses, and industries to drive change.

Our employees

Our employees are our key to success.