European Tech Outlook: Buhler

by Emily Wilson
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Buhler AG is a leader in the design and construction of plants and equipment for the food processing, chemical processing and die-casting industries worldwide. Thousands of mills around the world operate with Buhler equipment and technology.

In its Flour Milling business unit, Buhler designs, supplies and constructs entire milling plants for wheat, maize, rye, oat and buckwheat, including installations for blending, mixing, storing, bagging and handling, as well as processing plants for soybeans.

Buhler's product range includes proportioning and weighing systems; blending and mixing systems for ready mixes; installations for the reception, storage, checking, proportioning, handling, quality assurance and high-precision weighing of all raw materials for the bakery industry; and heat treatment systems.

Activities in Buhler's General Food and Feed Division include plants and equipment for the production of animal feed for all livestock species, aquatic animals and pets; the production of premixes, additives and medicated feed for animal nutrition; bulk materials handling and storage equipment; mechanical and pneumatic ship unloaders and loaders for bulk material; port terminals; seed treatment; expeller and extraction meal processing; brewing and malting; processing of rice, pulses and spices; and color sorting.

These activities account for approximately 50% of Buhler's group-wide sales of about U.S.$800 million. Much revenue is invested each year in research and development and for training of Buhler customers and employees around the world.

Buhler operates 50 affiliated companies and more than 50 agencies in more than 100 countries.

CH-9240 Uzwil, Switzerland

Tel: 41-71-955-1111

Fax: 41-71-955-3742