UZWIL, SWITZERLAND — Bühler recently sold its 10,000th Dolomit roller mill, delivering it to longtime partner Wudeli Flour Group.

The handover ceremony took place June 18 in Wuxi, China.

Around 65% of all wheat milled globally is processed on Bühler mills, and Bühler has been supplying Wudeli with leading-edge roller mills — including the four- and eight-roller Dolomit MDDP/MDDQ mills — since soon after the company was founded in 1989.

Since then Wudeli has grown from a small workshop to a company with 35 mills, 19 subsidiaries in six provinces, and more than 5,000 employees. Its wheat processing capacity of more than 42,000 tons per day now ranks it as No. 1 in the world.

The handover was testament to this long-term collaboration and China’s vital role in the global grain milling industry, said David Wang, president of Bühler Asia Pacific. Bühler is now looking forward to developing the partnership further, he said.

Roller mills are the main product of Bühler Wuxi, and the company remained focused on driving innovation and highly efficient production, said YD Meng, general manager and vice-president of Bühler China.

“In the past 30 years, Wudeli and Bühler have maintained a solid and harmonious cooperative relationship,” said Zhiguo Dan, president of Wudeli Flour Group. “In this continuous development through strategic cooperation in equipment, technology, service, training, software and other aspects, both sides have formed all-around and multi-level interactions. Bühler's reliable quality, excellent performance and comprehensive customer service have greatly helped the development of Wudeli. In the future, Wudeli and Bühler will be implementing an all-around collaboration based on even closer cooperation to achieve mutual benefit and win-win situations to make the future bright for all of us.”