United Kingdom’s most important innovation accolade goes to Bühler’s optical sorting

London (United Kingdom), September 13, 2019 – Bühler has received the United Kingdom’s most prestigious innovation award – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – for its optical sorting technology. In an official ceremony yesterday, in which the award was handed over by John Barber, representative Deputy Lieutenant for London Borough of Newham. Johannes Wick, Bühler Group’s CEO for Grains & Food, said: “This breakthrough technology will make the difference for us in the market for years to come. What is now in reach are applications to grade raw materials for composition and to remove invisible contaminations. This will be a major contribution to provide healthy and safe nutrition around the world.” Read more

Bühler calls on industry to act now for a sustainable future

Uzwil (Switzerland), August 30, 2019 – The world faces urgent challenges in the coming decades as climate change and a growing population make many of our current systems of production unsustainable. Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway and former Director General of the World Health Organization, addressed the 800 experts, leaders, scientists and professionals from 500 companies and over 80 countries attending the three-day event. She said: “There is no turning back. The need for private sector engagement is stronger than ever. We cannot solve all the challenges without the resources, the expertise, the technology and brain power of business.” Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler Group, said: “We are ready to accept the challenge and in fact we are convinced that this is a pathway to building sustainable businesses delivering sustainable solutions. But we are running out of time. That is why we have increased our sustainability goals: our aim is to reduce energy requirements, water consumption, and waste by 50% in our customers’ value chains. No business can do this alone. We need widescale collaboration from every sector and part of the world.” Read more

Bühler expands insect portfolio by mealworms

Uzwil (Switzerland), August 28, 2019 – Bühler has developed a string of technologies and capabilities to offer total rearing and processing solutions for the insect industry. “Our proposition to the market is to support the industry through solutions that produce and process a range of insect species,” says Andreas Aepli, CEO Bühler Insect Technology Solutions. The first industrial black soldier fly plant has already opened in June this year. Bühler is now in the execution of a new facility for a second species, the yellow mealworm. Read more

Bühler revolutionizes industrial milling with Mill E3

Uzwil (Switzerland), August 26, 2019 – It is a completely new approach to the plant, processes, and machinery of industrial mills. With Mill E3, Bühler revolutionizes the milling industry and sets new standards in cost-effective building investment, project realisation time, and energy consumption. “After the introduction of automation 40 years ago, Mill E3 is the next big step forward in milling,” says Johannes Wick, CEO of Grains & Food at Bühler Group. The first customer to rely on Mill E3 is also testing a pilot of Bühler blockchain technology to trace grain for more transparency and food safety. Read more

Bühler and Premier Tech to form a strategic cooperation

Uzwil (Switzerland), Rivière-du-Loup (Canada), August 27, 2019 – Swiss Bühler Group and Premier Tech from Canada, today announced the formation of a strategic cooperation for industrial flexible packaging solutions. Both companies agreed to build a design and manufacturing center in China. “Combining the portfolio and expertise of Premier Tech and Bühler will enable future packaging solutions which are significantly more efficient, accurate and food safe by using automation technologies”, says Johannes Wick, CEO of Bühler’s Grains & Food business. “The two companies are complementing each other in a perfect way with Bühler’s strong footprint and market position in China and Premier Tech’s recognized know-how in the field of automated packaging technologies,” says André Noreau, CEO of Premier Tech’s Systems and Automation business. Read more

“Industry must become part of the solution”

Uzwil (Switzerland), August 26, 2019 – Governed by the motto “Creating tomorrow together,” over 800 decision-makers and partners of the global food and mobility industries are meeting from today to attend the second Bühler Networking Days in Uzwil. The focus of the two-day event is on the question of how it will be possible in 2050 to feed a global population of almost ten billion people sustainably and healthily and how to ensure their mobility. “Climate change and the demands of our growing population are huge challenges. At the same time, we live in the best world in history. And never have we had such powerful technologies at our disposal,” says Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler Group. He adds that the crucial point is that industry, research, and politics must use these new and sustainable technologies to cope with these challenges and that these various players must work together toward this goal. “Our aim is to reduce energy requirements, water consumption, and waste by 50% in our customers’ value chains,” says Scheiber. Another important point for him is a change of perception: “Industry must become part of the solution.” Read more

Givaudan and Bühler partner to fast-track market access and innovation for start-ups

Two leading Swiss companies join forces to accelerate global customer access to food industry start-upsDevelopment programme offers start-ups world-leading expertise and capabilities through Swiss innovation centres Read more

Bühler’s Digital Cell is a step change for the die-casting industry

Düsseldorf (Germany), June 25, 2019 – Today Bühler Die Casting is introducing the vision of the Digital Cell, a solution that aims to deliver 0% scrap, 40% less cycle time, and 24/7 uptime to make the die-casting industry more profitable and efficient. Three solutions launched today form part of the future Digital Cell, the first of which will be every future Bühler die-casting cell’s smart digital brain – the SmartCMS (Smart Cell Management System). With the capability to collect and manage information from every component and peripheral, it will improve process performance and make it possible to significantly increase OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness). The second breakthrough is a set of digital services, among them Predictive Analytics, which can deliver a tenfold reduction in downtimes thanks to predictive maintenance. The third key development is Fusion, Bühler’s next-generation, three-platen die-casting platform. Read more

Rainer Schulz elected unanimously to Board of Directors

Uzwil (Switzerland), June 24, 2019 – Rainer Schulz, former CEO of the global REHAU Group, has been elected unanimously to Bühler Group’s Board of Directors last Friday. Read more

Bühler congratulates Protix on opening the largest insect protein facility in the world

Bergen op Zoom (the Netherlands), Uzwil (Switzerland), June 20, 2019 – Last week, Protix opened its new, 14,000 square meter facility, making it the largest processing plant for insects worldwide. It is proof that insects have become a viable protein source for sustainable animal feed. Bühler is proud to have supported Protix in reaching this milestone. In order to create a major impact on the sustainability of the global supply of protein, many more plants need to be built across the globe following this pioneering effort. Read more

Bühler launches single-screw extruder PolyOne

Cologne (Germany), June 12, 2019 – At VICTAM International 2019 trade fair, Bühler is showcasing solutions for the entire feed value chain, with a special focus on how to use digital services to make the feed industry safer, and more profitable. LumoVision, the revolutionary data-driven maize sorting technology, finds its way into the feed processing industry. Today, Bühler has launched the multifunctional single-screw extruder PolyOne for the pet food and aqua feed industry. Read more

New member of the Board of Directors of Bühler Group

Uzwil (Switzerland), June 7, 2019 – Rainer Schulz, former CEO of the global REHAU Group, is being proposed to the Bühler shareholders as a new member of Bühler Group’s Board of Directors at an extraordinary general shareholders’ meeting on June 21, 2019. Read more

Bühler opens its CUBIC innovation campus

Uzwil (Switzerland), May 22, 2019 – After a construction period of 20 months and an investment of about CHF 50 million, Bühler Group is today officially opening its CUBIC innovation campus with eight Application Centers. “We are with this driving forward our strategy of innovation, training, and development,” says Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler Group. “Together with our customers, partners from industry and science, academia, and start-ups, we are using the CUBIC to conduct research into new and sustainable solutions that we can apply to successful business ventures. And, we are taking a step forward here in providing modern training and development,” says Scheiber. Read more

Bühler launches next scale generation Tubex Pro

Uzwil (Switzerland) May 9, 2019 – With Tubex Pro, Bühler is launching the next generation of scales. Tubex Pro builds on more than 100 years of Bühler intellectual property, and brings weighing to the next level, using advanced connectivity and digital applications. Read more

Bühler introduces blockchain-ready solutions at Hannover Messe to cut food poisoning rates and increase production efficiency

Hannover (Germany) April 1, 2019 – At the Microsoft booth at the Hannover Messe, Bühler is introducing leading-edge technologies to increase food safety standards. Laatu is a breakthrough technology to reduce microbial contamination in dry goods, and Tubex Pro, a smart, self-optimizing scale system. These solutions are connected to the Bühler Insights IoT platform to ensure a new degree of traceability and transparency along the food value chain. Read more

Bühler showcases digital solutions at Hannover Messe that harness the power of Microsoft technology

Hannover (Germany), March 29, 2019 – Bühler is proud to be invited for the second year running to share the Microsoft booth at Hannover Messe. Bühler will showcase digital solutions developed in collaboration with Microsoft that address some of the most pressing challenges facing the global food chain. Read more

Bühler joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Uzwil (Switzerland), March 19, 2019 – Bühler has today joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global network of nearly 200 forward-thinking companies. By connecting with WBCSD, Bühler can make a real impact on global corporate sustainability and on providing the growing world population with the nourishment and mobility solutions of the future. Read more

Bühler Insect Technology Solutions and Alfa Laval join forces in insect processing

Uzwil (Switzerland), March 5, 2019 – Bühler Insect Technology Solutions, a pioneering provider of integrated solutions for insect rearing and processing, is combining its strengths with Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Together, they will offer advanced modular insect plant solutions to the booming insect industry. Read more

Bühler strengthens its strategic position and continues to grow

Uzwil, February 7, 2019 – The Bühler Group continued its positive development in 2018. All businesses achieved organic growth. Haas was successfully integrated into the Bühler Group in 2018 and contributed to Bühler’s success. Group turnover increased by 22% to CHF 3.3 billion. The Bühler Group has further strengthened its strategic position by establishing a third business pillar, Consumer Foods. Its new, most advanced factory in Changzhou, China, is fully operational, and construction of its CUBIC innovation campus in Uzwil, Switzerland is nearing completion. To drive digitalization, the company entered a partnership with Microsoft. Read more

Bühler appoints Mark Macus as new CFO effective September 1, 2019

Uzwil (Switzerland), February 6, 2019 – Andreas Herzog (61), who has held the CFO position for 17 years, will retire for age reasons effective September 1, 2019. His successor is Mark Macus (47), who was employed at Bühler before for five years and who currently serves as CFO of the Vitra Group. Read more

Bühler co-founds Future Food Initiative with ETH Zürich and EPFL

Uzwil (Switzerland), February 4, 2019 – Bühler has committed to co-found the Future Food Initiative launched by ETH Zürich and EPFL, together with industrial partners Givaudan and Nestlé. The initiative aims to accelerate the development of healthy food products and more sustainable, plastic-free packaging. Its research lays the ground for secure access to affordable nutrition, addressing global challenges of hunger and malnutrition. Read more

Bühler focus on Consumer Foods with new segment

Uzwil (Switzerland), December 11, 2018 – As of January 1, 2019, Bühler will address the global food market with a newly created segment: Consumer Foods. By combining the current chocolate, nuts, bakery and coffee business with the Haas business, the new organization will be able to support customers even better in these global markets through simplified interfaces, integrated solutions, innovation, and services. Germar Wacker, now CEO of Haas, will lead the new segment and join Bühler’s Executive Board. Read more

Bühler launches pioneering cloud platform for the food & feed processing industry

Orlando (Florida), Uzwil (Switzerland), September 25, 2018 – Microsoft’s annual Ignite Conference hosts the launch of Bühler Insights™, one of the first secure, high performing and reliable cloud-based frameworks for digital services in the food and feed processing industry. MoisturePro™, one of Bühler’s digital services powered by the Bühler Insights platform, can reduce energy consumption for industrial drying processes and save customers hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. The Bühler Insights platform combines the power of Bühler’s leadership in food processing with Microsoft’s leadership in delivering intelligent Azure cloud technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and blockchain to unlock a new degree of food safety, traceability, transparency, and data intelligence. Read more

Bühler launches digital service MoisturePro for optimal food and feed drying

Orlando (Florida), Uzwil (Switzerland), September 24, 2018 – At Microsoft Ignite, Bühler today officially launches MoisturePro™, a cloud-based digital service that drives significant improvements in yield and reduces energy costs and the environmental footprint of thermal processing in the food and feed industry. Harnessing the power of cloud connectivity, it can deliver a return on investment of USD $300,000, translating to an annual energy saving of USD $20,000. MoisturePro is just one of a suite of digital services available on Bühler Insights. Built on Microsoft’s Azure, Bühler Insights is one of the first cloud platform for the food and feed processing industries. Read more

Africa Improved Foods receives first SDG Award for sustainable consumption

Winterthur/Kaiseraugst/Uzwil, September 4, 2018 – The Swiss Green Economy Symposium (SGES) this year presented its first SDG Award to Africa Improved Foods (AIF). AIF Rwanda is a joint-venture between the Government of Rwanda and a consortium of Royal DSM, Dutch development bank (FMO), DFID Impact Acceleration Facility managed by CDC Group plc and International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. It is the leading manufacturer of high quality and nutritious complementary foods in Rwanda. DSM as the initiator and main shareholder thus contributes to creating a more sustainable food industry. This is also a goal of Bühler, which supplied the factory, the process technology, and the knowhow to Africa Improved Foods. Read more

200-franc note: Bühler puts color into your wallet

Just like almost all new banknote inks worldwide, also those applied to the new Swiss banknote series are mixed on mixing and dispersing equipment supplied from Uzwil – for example the 200-franc note that comes fresh from the printers to banks and ATMs today. Read more

Sputtering Components Inc. is now a member of the Bühler Group

Uzwil, Switzerland, June 20, 2018 – Sputtering Components Inc. (SCI), a US manufacturer of precision vacuum components, will become a member of the Bühler Group. Bühler is purchasing all shares from the previous owners. Read more

Bühler unveils over 20 digital innovations at the Ipack Ima trade show

Milano (Italy), May 29, 2018 – Bühler has the capability to connect more than 85% of its solutions to the cloud, and is continuing to introduce innovative solutions. At the Ipack Ima trade show for food process technology and packaging Bühler is presenting over 20 digital services on its booth. These solutions contribute to Bühler’s goal of slashing energy consumption and waste in the food chain by 30% by 2020. Read more

Successful closing of sale of Polymetrix shares

Uzwil, Switzerland, May 16, 2018 – Bühler successfully closed the sale of 80% of the Polymetrix shares to Sanlian Hope as per March 22, 2018. The Bühler Group remains a minority shareholder with 20% of the Polymetrix shares. Read more

Bühler LumoVision: Saving lives and improving livelihoods with revolutionary data-driven grain sorting technology

London, April 23, 2018 – At Hannover Messe, Bühler today reveals a breakthrough in sorting technology that will minimize toxic contamination in maize and improve yield, by identifying and removing cancer-causing, aflatoxin-infected grains. It does this more accurately and at greater speed than any previous solution. Developed in partnership with Microsoft, the launch of LumoVision™ is a significant advance for the maize processing industry in its fight against toxic metabolites produced by fungal molds called mycotoxins, the most poisonous of which is aflatoxin. The innovation can eliminate up to 90% of contaminated maize. “Advances in digital technology, together with our sorting and food safety expertise, make this an unrivalled system that contributes to solving a major global food safety and security challenge,” says Matt Kelly, Managing Director of Digital Technologies at Bühler. Read more

Bühler improves food safety with digital solutions

Uzwil (Switzerland), April 30, 2018 – Digital solutions designed to make foods safer, to save energy, and to prevent waste: These are the areas on which Bühler is setting its focus at the Ipack Ima trade show 2018 for process technology and packaging. Digitalization contributes significantly to Bühler’s goal of slashing energy consumption and waste in the food chain by 30% by the year 2020. “One third of all food is wasted or never reaches consumers in the first place,” says Johannes Wick, CEO of the Grains & Food business. “By applying digital solutions, we are making targeted efforts to make food production more sustainable and safer,” says Wick. Bühler is presenting innovations such as sensor technologies for pasta production, predictive maintenance of durum processing systems, or consistent process monitoring based on new sorting technologies. Read more

Bühler and Microsoft committed to improving availability of safe and healthy food

Seattle, Uzwil, April 27, 2018 – At Hannover Messe, Bühler and Microsoft have committed themselves to build a powerful alliance that will increase the availability of safe food and enhance food integrity and traceability. The aspired alliance will extend the partnership the two companies have just built. Microsoft and Bühler aim at rolling out cloud-based solutions to eliminate contaminated grains and to rapidly introduce new services to improve the availability of safe and healthy food. An important part of the planned cooperation are block-chain applications, whose feasibility is currently being evaluated. Read more

Bühler opens new Asian manufacturing and R&D site for animal nutrition and grain logistics in China

Changzhou (China), April 27, 2018 – With a three-day event and over 400 guests from over 30 countries, Bühler officially opened its latest addition to its global manufacturing and service network in Changzhou, China. The brand-new facility includes an R&D center and will mainly serve the fast-growing animal nutrition industry as well as the grain logistics business. Read more

Bühler presents new digital solutions for the food processing industry to meet global challenges

Uzwil (Switzerland), April 18, 2018 – Bühler is set to unveil ground breaking digital technologies that include minimizing toxic contamination, reducing food waste and increasing end product quality across the whole food value chain as part of a new partnership with Microsoft. The new digital solutions and services will be presented at the Microsoft booth at Hannover Messe in Germany. “Today’s food value chains are facing tremendous challenges,” says Ian Roberts, CTO at the Bühler Group. “Digital solutions will allow us to improve food safety and integrity and reduce food losses and waste. They enable us to be more efficient in production. In fact, with intelligent implementation of our digital capabilities we will make a major step towards meeting our goals of lowering waste and energy consumption in the food value chain by 30%,” Roberts adds. For the agriculture industry to meet the global quality demands of the future, sustainability in all aspects of agricultural production is key,” said Caglayan Arkan, General Manager Manufacturing & Resources at Microsoft. “Microsoft’s mission is to help leaders like Bühler take advantage of its data using our Azure cloud and Azure IoT technologies to accurately forecast trends in agriculture, improve food safety and provide better services for customers.” Read more

Bühler opens new battery lab to serve booming battery industry in China

Wuxi (China), March 23, 2018 – Today Bühler opened its new battery lab, further leveraging its technology leadership in the production of high-performing electrode slurries. China is witnessing a high demand for electrode slurry plant projects, thanks to ambitious government plans to electrify the automotive sector. The first trials in the new laboratory with Chinese and European customers are already scheduled. Read more

Bühler achieves strong, profitable growth

Uzwil, February 8, 2018 – 2017 was a successful year for the Bühler Group. Bühler organically increased its order intake by 10% to CHF 2.8 billion, its turnover by 9% to CHF 2.7 billion, and its EBIT by 18% to CHF 205 million (EBIT margin: 7.7%). As of year-end, its order backlog amounted to CHF 1.7 billion (+9%). “Our innovation power provides the basis for this positive development of our organization,” says Bühler CEO Stefan Scheiber. These results mirror Bühler’s positioning as a provider of integrated process solutions for sustainable mobility and healthy food. “In 2017, this clear focus has enabled us to continue to expand our technology and market positions and to further increase our competitiveness,” says Scheiber. The same also applies for the acquisition of the Austrian Haas Group, which now allows Bühler to also occupy a leading position in the consumer foods market. “We have increased our dynamism perceptibly and face the new fiscal year with confidence, not least thanks to our high order backlog,” continues Scheiber. Read more

Josef Müller leaves Bühler’s Board of Directors for reasons of age

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Bühler builds the world’s first ultra-low-emission coffee processing plant

Uzwil (Switzerland), February 1, 2018 – Bühler is building the world’s most advanced coffee processing plant for the Norwegian coffee producer Joh. Johannson. It combines innovative roasting technology with record low greenhouse gas emissions. The coffee roasting biogas is close to carbon neutral, making the processing plant with the lowest emissions globally possible. “With Bühler, we have found a solution partner that fully understands our sustainability concerns and is capable of putting them to practice,” says Espen Gjerde, CEO of Joh. Johannson. “Together with our customer Johannson, we are setting a new eco-standard in the field of coffee production,” says Stefan Schenker, Head of the Bühler Business Unit Coffee Processing. Read more

Strong order growth for Bühler in 2017

Uzwil (Switzerland), January 24, 2018 – Bühler achieved strong growth in 2017, increasing its order intake organically by 10% to CHF 2.8 billion. Both businesses, Grains & Food and Advanced Materials, contributed to this positive development. Read more

Haas is now a member of the Bühler Group

Uzwil (Switzerland), January 10, 2018 – The Haas Group, the global market leader in the field of wafer, cookie, and confectionary production systems, is now part of the Bühler Group. After obtaining the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities, the transaction was closed in the first week of January 2018. Whereas this strategic acquisition enables Bühler to complete its Consumer Foods product portfolio, Haas now benefits from the resources of the global Bühler organization, in particular its approximately 100 service stations and its innovation network. “This means we are opening a new chapter in the Consumer Food market, and we feel confirmed by the broad approval that we have received from many customers and employees,” says Bühler CEO Stefan Scheiber. Read more

New state-of-the-art application center for thin-film technology opened in Germany

December 1, 2017 – Alzenau, Germany. Bühler opened a new state-of-the-art application center yesterday to serve customers in the thin-film industry. The center includes a testing area, a laboratory, as well as a R&D area, featuring the latest thin-film solutions from Bühler Leybold Optics. It will allow Bühler Leybold Optics to innovate customer products, create sample products, and conduct physical and durability testing. Read more

TotalSense IoT innovation transforms the world of rice

Uzwil (Switzerland), November 21, 2017 – The Bühler Group introduces the new digital rice analyzer TotalSense, which enables the reduction of costs, improvement of yield, and improvement of quality for rice processors. This innovation is part of Bühler’s digitalization initiative featuring a number of new solutions that leverage the power of IoT with increased customer value. Read more

MassChallenge Switzerland awards seven outstanding start-ups and announces partnership with EIT Food Accelerator Network

Uzwil (Switzerland), November 17 – Mass Challenge Switzerland celebrated the achievements of the start-ups in the 2017 program and awarded seven of the highest-impact finalists with a total of CHF 400,000. What’s more, MassChallenge announced its partnership with the EIT Food Accelerator Network, a multi-location accelerator program delivered across Europe to support high impact food-space start-ups to maximize their success. Bühler is founding partner of MassChallenge Switzerland. Read more

Bühler expands investment and acquisition capabilities by successfully issuing dual tranche CHF 420 million bond

Uzwil (Switzerland), November 16, 2017 – Bühler has accelerated its growth plan and uses the capital market to expand its investment and acquisition capabilities. The company has yesterday successfully raised CHF 420 million through the issue of a dual tranche Swiss franc denominated senior bond (CHF 180 million Tranche A, CHF 240 million Tranche B). “In these times of rapid change we want to seize unique business opportunities and therefore have entered the Swiss franc capital market to financially support our investment and acquisition projects”, says Bühler CEO Stefan Scheiber. Read more

Bühler sells 80% of Polymetrix shares to Sanlian

Uzwil, Switzerland, November 15, 2017 – The Bühler Group sold 80% of its share holding of Polymetrix to the Chinese engineering group Sanlian and remains a minority shareholder. After the closing, Polymetrix will operate under the name of Polymetrix, a Sanlian-Bühler Company. Read more

Ground-breaking for Bühler Innovation Campus

Uzwil (Switzerland), September 25, 2017 – Bühler celebrated the ground breaking for its Innovation Campus in Uzwil, Switzerland. Completion of the building is expected for the first quarter of 2019. This significant investment of over CHF 50 million, spent over three years, demonstrates Bühler’s commitment to innovation and technology, and to the workplace Switzerland. “This innovation campus will reinforce our innovation power and market leadership. It will help us bring together the smartest minds of the industry to create innovations for a better world”, said Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler, at the ground-breaking. Read more

Bühler celebrates the tenth anniversary of international mobility in vocational training

Uzwil (Switzerland), September 14, 2017 – Bühler is celebrating the tenth generation of apprentices who have been offered assignments abroad. Whether in China, India, South Africa, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, or the United States – as many as 136 apprentices have already spent several months of their vocational training at a Bühler location outside Switzerland since these assignments abroad were launched in 2008. These stints in another country make apprentices fit for the international environment in which Bühler operates. In combination with ClassUnlimited, a distance-teaching concept, Bühler offers young people a training opportunity that is unique worldwide. Read more

Haas is now a part of the Bühler Group

Uzwil (Switzerland), September 12, 2017 – The Haas Group, the Austrian world market leader of wafer, biscuits, and confectionery production systems, is now part of the Bühler Group. The related acquisition contract was signed in Vienna last week. Whereas this strategic acquisition enables Bühler to complete its Consumer Foods product portfolio, it offers Haas access to the resources of the global Bühler organization, especially its roughly 100 service stations and its innovation network. “Out of a position of strength, we are entrusting the future of our company to the family-owned Bühler Group. This allows us to create the best possible conditions for successfully continuing the development of our business, for the benefit of both our customers and our employees,” says Johann Haas, member of the Supervisory Board. “We have entertained friendly relationships with Haas for years. Together, we can generate significant added value for our customers while at the same time opening up new prospects for the employees of Haas,” says Bühler CEO Stefan Scheiber. In the context of the transaction, jobs and locations of Haas are secured.   Read more

Bühler buys back all Polymetrix shares

Uzwil, Switzerland, September 8, 2017 – The Bühler Group owns again 100% of the shares of Polymetrix after buying back all shares held by Cross Equity Partners in July 2017. Read more

Innovative continuous mixing process from Bühler contributes to breakthrough for the automotive battery industry

Suzhou, China, July 27, 2017 – The inauguration of the latest battery plant in Suzhou with four industrial-scale production lines for electrode slurries from Bühler represents a major achievement for Lishen and Bühler. This latest generation of batteries is based on Bühler’s unique mixing technology. The new cell design offers a breakthrough in energy density and is expected to increase the range of the vehicles by one-third. Read more

Bakery Innovation Center in Uzwil Opens with Expert Conference

Uzwil (Switzerland), July 7, 2017 – Bühler is taking the opening of its extended and modernized Bakery Innovation Center at its headquarters in Uzwil as an occasion to hold the first Bakery Expert Conference in the German-speaking countries on July 5 and 6 with renowned expert speakers and around 80 attendees. Read more

Bühler builds first industrial-scale insect processing plant in Europe

Uzwil, Switzerland, June 27, 2017 – Bühler Insect Technology will build its first industrial plant to process black solider flies for animal nutrition together with its partner Protix in the Netherlands. Bühler will deliver the technology, equipment, and process know how for the rearing and processing of the insects and the feedstock preparation. Start of operation is planned for the first half of 2018. Andreas Aepli, CEO of Bühler Insect Technology, says: “With this first industrial insect protein production plant we will make an important step towards a more sustainable global food and feed value chain”. Read more

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. Read more

Bühler innovations at Interpack

Uzwil, Switzerland / Düsseldorf, Germany, May 5, 2017 – Bühler’s strategy is based on maintaining innovation and technology leadership for the food industry. Every year, Bühler invests 5% of turnover into Research & Development. Consequently, at Interpack, Bühler presents 20 new products and processes. Read more

A complete spectrum of solutions for tasty and safe food

Uzwil, Switzerland / Düsseldorf, Germany, May 4, 2017 – Interpack opened today in Düsseldorf. At the most important trade fair for processing and packaging technologies, Bühler presents itself as a solutions provider that offers leading process technologies for the safe and sanitary production of a wide range of tasty foods—from confectionery products, cocoa, nuts and coffee, to biscuits, cookies, cereal bars, and snacks. No other provider covers such a broad range of products. “We also use this important industry platform to invite our customers to the Bühler Networking Days 2017. We want to discuss the challenges of the industries, such as nutrition, food safety, digitalization, and sustainability, and develop new solutions,” explains Johannes Wick, CEO of Bühler’s Grains & Food division. The market and technology leader is presenting 20 innovations at the trade fair. Read more

The “Smart Chocolate Factory” – a plus for productivity and quality

Uzwil, April 20, 2017 – It is increasingly important for chocolate producers that their plants operate at full capacity. At the Interpack trade show, Bühler is demonstrating how the use of digital services and IoT technologies offers significant gains in efficiency: "With more intelligent process control, we can further improve productivity and achieve even more consistency in product quality," explains Marco Zappa, Head of Business Unit Chocolate Mass at Bühler. The market and technology leader is also introducing its new molding plant ChocoBotic with robotic technology and its online learning platform ChocoGenius. Read more

Cereal and nut bars: healthy and convenient snacks on the go

Uzwil (Switzerland), April 7, 2017 – More and more people don’t eat at home but rather while leaving the office, on the way to the day-care center, or before the gym, which means that the demand for healthy food on the go is increasing. No matter the raw materials, shape, taste or if the snack is coated with chocolate: Bühler’s solutions cover the complete range of end products. Nutritious and tasty cereal or nut bars are particularly popular: “At Interpack, we highlight our competence in the area of snacks by presenting our integrated production solutions, from grain or nuts to the finished bar or biscuit,” explains Thomas Bischof, Head of Bühler’s Business Unit Countlines. Read more

Drying Theory Put to Practice: Bühler Aeroglide Announces 2017 Seminar Series Participant From Stahmann Farms Shares Her Takeaways

Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has announced its 2017 drying seminar series, where each participant learns the principles and techniques for optimal drying, regardless of their make or model. Past participant Miriam Villen Rodriguez talks about her experience in Food Australia.(Excerpts republished with permission.) Read more

Advanced grain cleaning solutions significantly reduce mycotoxin levels

Uzwil (Switzerland), March 1, 2017 – Mycotoxins, produced by fungal mold, are a growing health threat to people and animals. With a quarter of the world’s agricultural produce currently contaminated, according to the FAO. Mycotoxins ranks a third most important threat after bacteria and pesticides, which is whymaximum tolerance levels permitted in food and feedstuff are becoming crucial for food and feed producers. Meeting these requirements is possible with the right processes in place. Academic studies within the European project MycoKey and practical experience confirm that a very effective means to significantly reduce mycotoxin levels is via cleaning and optical sorting processes. Bühler solutions improve food and feed safety and product quality, helping customers adhere to regulatory requirements while achieving higher margins. Read more

Bühler invests and grows

Uzwil, February 8, 2017 – Bühler showed a healthy performance in 2016. While continuing its policy of reinvesting profits to secure future development, the company has continued its growth path. Order intake in 2016 was up 3% to CHF 2.54 billion, compared to a decline of 4% in 2015. Turnover rose by 2% to CHF 2.45 billion, and profitability remained stable at 7.1% (EBIT margin). R&D investments were significantly increased. “For a company based in Switzerland, 2016 marked a real proof point considering the Euro/Swiss franc shift a year ago,” says CEO Stefan Scheiber. “In this context, we can be satisfied with these results.” Read more

Bühler Networking Days 2017 at Interpack: “Feeling Good about Food”

Uzwil (Switzerland), January 13, 2017 – Bühler offers visitors to the Interpack 2017 trade show a unique experience with new solutions, numerous innovations, automation, and services across the food value chain. Building on the Bühler Networking Days, themes of sustainability, food safety, nutrition, and the opportunities of the Internet of Things are highlighted under a general motto of “Feeling Good about Food”. Read more

Bühler and Protix to boost industrial insect production

Uzwil, Switzerland / Dongen, Netherlands, January 16, 2017 – As the global population grows, so does the necessity for alternative, sustainably-generated protein sources. Insects provide a natural and sustainable protein source that will contribute to closing the future protein gap. In order to address this potential, Bühler – the leading solution provider for the food and feed industry – and Protix – the leading insect production company – have founded Bühler Insect Technology Solutions. This joint venture will provide scalable, industrial solutions for the rearing and processing of insects to customers and insect producers worldwide. Bühler Insect Technology Solutions has a global focus and has already begun operations. “By combining the knowledge and experience of our two companies, we can provide industrial insect processing solutions to address the alternative protein market,” explains Ian Roberts, CTO of Bühler. “Together, we can develop both sustainable and cost effective solutions for large scale insect producers and processors that cover the whole value chain,” adds Kees Aarts, CEO of Protix. Read more

Bühler’s PET sorting solution helps plastics recyclers increase yields by more than 30%

London, December 9, 2016 – Waste plastic is an enormous challenge worldwide. Yet, as production continues to increase, just 5% of waste plastic is recycled effectively. Bühler is addressing this global challenge with a tailored PET recycling solution, capable of improving yields by more than 30%. A strategic partnership with US-based National Recovery Technologies (NRT) allows the company to offer plastics recyclers a complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting. Read more

Bühler Aeroglide Appoints Paul Branson Director of Product Management

Cary, NC (November 16, 2016) – Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials has appointed Paul Branson Director of Product Management. Read more

Hygiene innovations are key to reducing antibiotics in feed

Uzwil (Switzerland), November 15, 2016 – Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious threat to global health, intensified by the need to produce food on an industrial scale. AMR is a consequence of the overuse of antibiotics, mainly in animal food production. Hygienic measures across the feed production chain contribute significantly to reducing these. Béatrice Conde-Petit, Food Safety Officer at Bühler, addressed the need for safe and sustainable feed and food value chains at the Swiss Green Economy Symposium in Winterthur, Switzerland. The emerging threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria is posing a huge challenge for the industry in terms of food safety. Bacteria are changing and acquiring antimicrobial resistance. This is one of the biggest global public health threats,” says food technology expert, Conde-Petit. Read more

MassChallenge Switzerland awards six highest-impact start-ups 2016

Uzwil (Switzerland), November 4 – As part of its commitment to entrepreneurship and collaborative innovation, the Bühler Group is a founding partner of the start-up accelerator MassChallenge Switzerland. On November 2, Mass Challenge Switzerland celebrated the achievements of the start-ups in the 2016 programme and gave awards to the six highest-impact start-ups 2016, in the presence of Bühler Group CEO Stefan Scheiber and CTO Ian Roberts. Read more

Ian Roberts awarded European Chief Technology Officer of the Year 2016

Uzwil (Switzerland), October 28, 2016 – Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer of Bühler, has been awarded European CTO of the Year 2016 in large companies’ category. The award is honoring Bühler for its excellence in technology and innovation leadership, as well as top-management’s commitment to advance sustainable development. Read more

Bühler opens factory for rice processing equipment in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), September 29, 2016 – The Bühler Group opened a factory in the Long An province in Vietnam today, addressing increased demand for high-quality rice processing solutions in the region. The new factory will employ over 200 workers and further expands Bühler’s global service and production network, delivering high-quality solutions to customers locally. At the same time, Bühler is further strengthening its leading position in the global rice processing industry (in terms of combined turnover in rice milling and logistics). Currently, around 30% of global rice production is processed on Bühler equipment. Read more

New orders confirm high demand for Bühler battery slurry solution, powering e-mobility

Demand for electrically powered cars and battery capacity is increasing globally. Bühler has introduced a revolutionary battery electrode slurry manufacturing process to the market, which constitutes a key step in the production of batteries. Bühler further confirms high demand for this solution with an additional large order over CHF 5 million, underlining its high market potential. Read more

Bühler launches modernization program in Switzerland

Uzwil (Switzerland), September 7, 2016 – Bühler launched today a modernization program designed to sustain the competitiveness of its Swiss locations. The program is aimed at best-in-class production and logistics, innovation, research, and training. “We are focusing on the strengths of Switzerland for industrial production,” says Bühler CEO Stefan Scheiber. The program has been set up for the next five years. In an initial step, the emphasis will be on optimizing production and supply chains: “We want to establish a best-in-class manufacturing system in Uzwil,” Scheiber explains. Read more

Innovation Generator: Bühler Networking Days

Uzwil (Switzerland), August 23, 2016 – Bühler is showcasing more than 30 innovations at the Bühler Networking Days, leveraging megatrends that are transforming the grain-processing industry: nutrition, food and feed safety, sustainability, and the Internet of Things (IoT). With every generation of solutions, Bühler aims at reducing the use of energy, water, and other resources by 30%. Read more

Research cooperation between Bosch and Bühler

Uzwil (Switzerland), August 22, 2016 – Bühler and Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions agreed to expand their existing successful collaboration for increased innovation and market launches, further leveraging the opportunities of the Internet of Things. New products are expected for 2017. Read more

How to feed 9 billion people: leaders from industry and science meet at Bühler Networking Days

Uzwil (Switzerland), August 22, 2016 – How to feed nine billion people healthily and sustainabily? Bühler addresses this challenge, together with key customers, scientists, and partners at the Bühler Networking Days. Around 750 participants take part in this key industry event. “We take the responsibility of the food and feed industry for a sustainable world very seriously. It is time to step up and make a difference,” says Stefan Scheiber, CEO of the Bühler Group. At the Bühler Networking Days, the company presents innovations that make a contribution to a sustainable food value chain, by increasing energy efficiency, yield, and quality, at lower costs. Read more

Stefan Scheiber is the new CEO of Bühler

Uzwil (Switzerland), July 1, 2016 – As announced a year ago, Stefan Scheiber is now CEO of Bühler. He succeeds Calvin Grieder, who will focus on his role as Chairman of the Board. “In order to continue the success story of Bühler, we want to seize the opportunities of accelerated change presented by megatrends such as digitization, safe feed and food, and sustainability,” said Stefan Scheiber at the occation of the CEO handover. As a result of this change, additional executive positions in the Grains & Food business have been reassigned. Read more

Internet of Things: creating solutions today, using tomorrow’s technology

Uzwil (Switzerland), June 29, 2016 – Bühler is introducing new milling and optical sorting solutions that leverage the opportunities of the Internet of Things. At the upcoming Bühler Networking Days, the company will unveil a new performance-boosting operator interface for plant control and other cutting-edge solutions using latest technology. Read more

Inauguration of MassChallenge Switzerland accelerator, with Bühler as founding partner

Innovation is at the core of Bühler’s strategy. The company invests 4 to 5% of its turnover in research and development every year. Bühler supports and fosters open and collaborative innovation initiatives, such as the MassChallenge Switzerland. The innovation accelerator opened its 1000m2 coworking space in Lausanne, Switzerland, to more than 70 start-ups for a 4-month program. Read more

Bühler discusses key trends that transform the grain-processing industry with CEOs and opinion leaders at the upcoming Bühler Networking Days

Uzwil (Switzerland), June 9 2016 – From August 22 to 24, Bühler has invited several hundred CEOs and opinion leaders in the grain-processing industry to gather in Uzwil, Switzerland to the Bühler Networking Days. During the event, we will present and discuss the technology and market trends, challenges and solutions that will transform our industry. Leading speakers from science and industry will provide inspiration with keynote speeches. Bühler will showcase its latest solutions portfolio in an exhibition covering 1800 square meters, featuring more than 30 innovations. Read more

Bühler strives for 20% higher energy efficiency by 2020

Energy efficiency is a top priority for Bühler, combining environmental and economic advantages. Driven by recent successes in this field, Bühler has set its target to reduce the energy requirement in our core processes by another 20% by 2020. During the Bühler Networking Days that will be held in Uzwil at the end of August, Bühler will present its current solutions and discuss them together with distinguished experts such as ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella. Read more

Bühler presents first Food Engineering Award to Josef Hörmansperger from ETH Zurich

Uzwil, May 27, 2016 – At the 10th European PhD Workshop on Food Engineering and Technology, Bühler for the first time awarded the Bühler Food Engineering Award. The award was presented to Josef Hörmansperger, a PhD candidate from ETH Zurich, for developing a quality-preserving microbial decontamination method for food powders such as milk powder. With the Food Engineering Award, Bühler wants to encourage young researchers to address issues which are particularly relevant for the food industry. Read more

Food industry and young researchers work together to address industry challenges

Uzwil, April 25, 2016 – The global food industry faces an enormous challenge: By 2050, almost 10 billion people will have to be fed in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. In order to achieve this, various issues need to be addressed, among them the industrial processing of alternative protein sources such as algae or insects, the development of new and innovative food products, implementing highest food safety standards across the entire value chain or reducing food and feed losses. „These challenges can no longer be solved by any company alone, but require a coordinated effort by the global food industry and the best researchers. With the 10th European PhD Workshop on Food Engineering and Technology, Bühler aims to provide a platform to bring together the best young European researchers in the field of Food Engineering and to strengthen the collaboration between leading industry players and academia“, explains Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Bühler. For the first time this year, Bühler will award the Bühler Food Engineering Award to a selected researcher. This award will complement the Julius Maggi Research Award sponsored by Nestlé. Read more

Bühler speeds up e-mobility with new technology

Uzwil (Switzerland), April 26, 2016 – In the future, electrically powered cars are expected to play a key role in improving the air quality in metropolitan areas and reducing CO2 emissions. As a consequence, the increase in e-fleets and thus also battery capacities is being pushed on a global scale – and especially in China. For manufacturing the key component of these energy storage devices, the so-called battery electrode slurry, Bühler has in the past years joined forces with the Chinese manufacturer Lishen and developed an entirely new and much more efficient production process – and has now been awarded the first large-scale order by Lishen for four production lines worth almost CHF 10 million. “For us, this order means that we have entered the rapidly growing market of the future of e-mobility,” explains Samuel Schär, CEO of the Bühler Advanced Materials Business. Read more

The World Embraces Pulses

Uzwil (Switzerland), March 3, 2016 – Pulses are gaining ground: in Europe alone, more than 3500 pulse-based products have been launched since 2010 – and this continues to grow. This is good news for the environment as these dry edible seeds of legume crops are an extremely sustainable source of protein. To further raise awareness of pulses, which are both climate-friendly and healthy, the UN has proclaimed 2016 the “International Year of Pulses” (IYOP). Béatrice Conde-Petit, food scientist and technologist for Bühler adds: “The growing interest from the food industry in including pulses in new food formulations is opening up a vast range of processing opportunities for this valuable crop. As consumer awareness of this food group increases, the up-take of pulses within food products will grow rapidly, supported by pioneering processing technology.” For Bühler, solutions for the cleaning, sorting, and processing of pulses, are an important market with high growth opportunities. Read more

Bühler takes pole position in global rice processing

Zurich, February 12, 2016 – Bühler has become the number one supplier in industrialized rice processing. Its position in the industry as a trusted technology partner to processing businesses is further underlined by its raft of innovative solutions to suit the needs of processors large and small. Read more

Bühler grows and increases profits

Uzwil, 10 February 2016 – In 2015, Bühler Group achieved a sustainable performance, with perceptible growth in turnover and improved profits – despite a challenging economic environment. Turnover was up by 3.4% to CHF 2.4 billion, with EBIT rising by 22.4% to CHF 177 million. This corresponds to an EBIT margin of 7.3% (previous year: 6.2%). Currency-adjusted, Bühler grew by 7.1% and order intake, slightly down amounting to CHF 2.5 billion (-4.3%), would have remained almost stable. “These good results were only possible due to the strong dedication of our employees, their readiness to work extra hours and the comprehensive package of measures which we implemented immediately after abandonment of the Euro peg”, says Bühler CEO Calvin Grieder, adding: “We owe our employees our sincerest thanks.” Read more

Annual results 2015

Uzwil (Switzerland), January 20th, 2016 – In a challenging fiscal year 2015, Bühler Group has succeeded in increasing its turnover and improving its profitability. A particularly strong development registered its business in North America and Asia as well as solutions of Advanced Materials as a strategic supplier to the automotive industry. “Despite the many challenges, we have achieved a sustainable result,“ says CEO Calvin Grieder. He continues: “We owe our special thanks to our employees, whose high level of flexibility and extra efforts made a significant contribution to this result.” Read more

Clemens Blum New Member of the Bühler Board of Directors

Uzwil (Switzerland), December 17, 2015 – Clemens Blum (59) has been elected as Member of the Board of Directors of Bühler AG and Bühler Holding AG. Read more

MassChallenge Boston expansion to Switzerland

Boston, Geneva, December 13, 2015 – MassChallenge today announced the expansion of its global accelerator network to Switzerland, and detailed plans to launch a MassChallenge accelerator there in 2016. The accelerator will combine MassChallenge’s  no-equity, competition-based model with the energy and potential of Switzerland’s startup ecosystem. Based in Geneva or Lausanne, the accelerator will focus on promising startups across all of Switzerland and will also serve as an attractive entry-point for entrepreneurs all over the world who are eager to access Switzerland’s thriving innovation economy.  Read more

How to mobilize the apprenticeship

Uzwil, November 11, 2015 – Today’s Bühler apprentices spend several months of their vocational training outside Switzerland. This extended assignment abroad is possible thanks to a distance-teaching concept called ClassUnlimited™, which was launched in 2012 by Bühler and the Vocational School and School of Further Education BZWU Wil-Uzwil. After three years, the two partners are now presenting a further development of the world’s largest classroom. “We have set up a new didactic concept which combines the benefits of classic teaching with the possibilities of the digital media,” says Felix Tschirky, Deputy Director BZWU. “From this has emerged a unique form of decentralized learning that helps impart the required international mobility to the apprenticeship”, adds Andreas Bischof, Head of Apprenticeship at Bühler Read more

Bühler establishes logistics center in Germany

Alzenau (Germany), October 6th, 2015 – The Uzwil-based Bühler Technology Group is investing in its site in Alzenau, Germany, the headquarters of its thin-film technology leader Bühler Leybold Optics, to build a state-of-the-art logistics center. By the end of the year, the Bühler Die Casting and Grinding & Dispersion units, currently operating their logistics and warehousing faciliaties in Viernheim, Germany, will move to Alzenau. “With the integration of the logistics of three business areas here in Alzenau, we are strengthening our site as well as accelerating our deliveries to customers in Europe and the rest of the world,” says Antonio Requena, CEO and Managing Director of Bühler’s Business Area Leybold Optics. Read more

Buhler Sortex and NRT join forces to offer a ‘one-stop shop’ to plastics recyclers

London/ Nashville, October 1, 2015 – As the demand for plastic sorting solutions continues to soar, Buhler Sortex, a member of The Bühler Group, and US-based National Recovery Technologies (NRT) are entering a strategic commercial agreement to offer plastics recyclers a complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting. The companies are bringing together more than 100 years of combined expertise in optical sorting giving recyclers access to their  proven technologies, engineering expertise and  their extensive customer service and support networks. Read more

Bühler acquires chocolate specialist Hosokawa Bepex

Uzwil, Hirakata, October 1, 2015 – To further strengthen its chocolate business, Bühler Group on September 30, 2015 signed a contract to acquire the German-based Hosokawa Bepex GmbH – a subsidiary of HOSOKAWA ALPINE Aktiengesellschaft – and part of its listed Hosokawa Micron Group, Hirakata. The transaction was closed yesterday. “For Bühler, this acquisition is a perfect fit because it supplements our leading chocolate processing capabilities by the addition of the special confectionery know-how of Hosokawa Bepex,” says Serge Entleitner, Head of Bühler Business Area Consumer Foods.  Read more

Bühler Sells Nano-additive Oxylink™

Uzwil, September 16, 2015 – Bühler has transferred all of its production capacities for making the nano-additive Oxylink™ to its strategic partner Micronisers Australasia, Australia, thus ensuring the successful continuation of the business. Read more

Bühler Committed to UN Sustainability Goals

Uzwil, September 7, 2015: “The new UN Sustainable Development Goals – most likely to be agreed within the next weeks – are a significant and highly important step towards a sustainable development of the entire world. These goals can only be reached on the basis of political and technological progress. Despite its size, Switzerland and its economy could play a relevant role on the way to achieving these goals thanks to its food, medical, and engineering industries as well as its excellent scientific scene. Bühler, which contributes to safe food and lower carbon emissions with its business, is fully committed to these goals,” said Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer, at the 20th Lifefair Forum in Zürich.  Read more

Bühler continues extra work hours in a reduced form.

Uzwil, September 2, 2015 – Following intense negotiations, Bühler has reached an agreement with its Employee Commission to continue extra work hours to counter the strong Swiss franc, but in a reduced form from 45 hours a week down to 42.5 hours a week. The agreement will remain in force until the end of March 2016. “We thank our employees for their commitment, their flexibility, and their contribution to maintaining the competitiveness of our Swiss location,” says Bühler CEO Calvin Grieder. Read more

Caffè Chicco d’Oro acquires a taste for Bühler

Uzwil, August 6, 2015 – The Bühler Group has won a significant order from Caffè Chicco d’Oro for a complete coffee roasting and grinding line. The integrated Bühler processing solution covers the entire processing chain, starting with the green beans to the end product of roast and ground coffee. Read more

Verified Mortality Rate in Flour and Semolina

Insects and their eggs should not be in flour and semolina nor in the resulting food products. Milling operations have various options for keeping their plants and products free of insects and insect eggs. To destroy insects and their eggs in the product, the use of an impact machine is imperative. Read more

Stefan Scheiber will become the new CEO of Bühler effective July 1, 2016

Uzwil (Switzerland), July 9, 2015 – On July 1, 2016 Stefan Scheiber will succeed Calvin Grieder as the CEO of Bühler. Calvin Grieder, who has successfully held this office for 15 years, will then focus on his role as Chairman of the Board. Read more

Bühler opens training mill in Nairobi

Uzwil, May 13, 2015 – The Uzwil technology group Bühler has opened the first-ever training mill in Africa in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The first 27 African students from nine different African countries began their two-year milling course a few weeks ago. “With this investment in well-qualified millers, we are helping the continent to further develop this key industry”, says Bühler expert Martin Schlauri, who manages the milling school in Africa. Read more

Bühler signs large-scale contract over CHF 50 million

Uzwil, May 11, 2015 – The Saudi Arabian flour producer Grain Silos & Flour Mills Organization (GSFMO) has entrusted the Bühler Technology Group with building a new flour milling complex in Jazan. The plant will be constructed over the next three years in the southernmost port of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and will boast a wheat processing capacity of 600 metric tons per 24 hours. Since 1978, 50 percent of all flour mills in the Kingdom have been supplied by Bühler. “We are very pleased to continue our strategic partnership with GSFMO in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Once again, we have convinced a customer by the quality of our plants, our technology and process know-how, and the local services we can provide,” says Stefan Scheiber, Bühler CEO Grains & Food. Read more

Bühler casts itself as a global solution partner to the food industry

Uzwil, May 19, 2015 – Gluten-free pasta, safe foods, highly efficient grain processing solutions and global service stations: Bühler is presenting itself as a global solution partner to the food industry at this year’s Ipack-Ima in Milan, the trade fair for processing and packaging technology. “Food evokes an emotional response and also has regional ties", says Stefan Scheiber, CEO Grains & Food at Bühler. “Our comprehensive process and solution know-how allows us to produce regional foods on an industrial scale, and in a way that is both economical and safe. At the same time, we ensure, with our global service network, the highest utilization rates of customer installations around the world”, says Scheiber. This year's booth will focus on application-specific solutions and innovative process technologies as well as high energy efficiency and food safety. Read more

Bühler Die Casting with strong growth signals

Uzwil (Switzerland), Düsseldorf (Germany), June 23, 2015 – The Bühler Die Casting business received strong growth signals and substantial orders at the 13th International Foundry Trade Fair (GIFA) in Düsseldorf, Germany, which ended last Saturday. In total, the company got new orders and commitments worth more than CHF 40 million, to be delivered over the next three years. “The GIFA trade fair was a strong confirmation for our leading market and technology position in the aluminum die casting industry”, says Jonathan Abbis, Head of Bühler’s Business Area Die Casting. Regionally, Asia remains a key driver, which was endorsed by a large order for Bühler by the Chinese Wencan Group. Read more

Bühler is ready to lead the die casting industry through the next growth cycle

Uzwil, June 16, 2015 – With more and more cars being manufactured globally, lightweight construction is becoming key to reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions. An increasing number of car parts such as engine blocks or structural parts are being manufactured from aluminum using high-pressure die casting. At the 13th International Foundry Trade Fair (GIFA) starting today in Düsseldorf, Germany, Bühler Die Casting is highlighting its role as the global solution provider for aluminum high-pressure die casting. As the only supplier, it boasts production and service capabilities in Europe, the United States, and China, covering all three major automotive markets in the world. Today, one in four aluminum engine blocks are produced with Bühler technology, and every second car uses light-alloy parts made on Bühler machines. “With innovations such as a new human machine interface and monitoring system, the Ecoline Pro line with integrated peripherals as well as an integrated vacuum system, we are demonstrating our commitment to maximum production efficiency and parts quality as well as easy automation. We are fully prepared to lead the industry through the next growth cycle,” explains Jonathan Abbis, Head of Business Area Die Casting. Read more