Highlights 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2018

Highlights of the Year 2018

January

BÜHLER WELCOMES HAAS

The development of Bühler’s consumer foods segment takes a significant step forward when the Haas Group, global market leader in production systems for cookies, wafers, ice-cream cones, cakes, and bakery products, becomes part of the Bühler family.

March

BATTERY BOOST

Bühler opens a new battery lab in Wuxi, China, further consolidating its position in the e-mobility market. China is the global leader in the production of electric vehicles, with ambitious government targets to increase electric car sales to 5 million by 2020.

     

 GENDER COMMITMENT

On International Women’s Day, Bühler Group CEO Stefan Scheiber joins forces with 50 Swiss-based companies to make a public pledge in support of gender equality in the company.

   

   

COCOA LAB OPENS

Bühler opens a new battery lab in Wuxi, China, further consolidating its position in the e-mobility market. China is the global leader in the production of electric vehicles, with ambitious government targets to increase electric car sales to 5 million by 2020.

April

PARTNERSHIP WITH MICROSOFT

Bühler and Microsoft commit to an alliance that will enhance food safety and traceability with the rollout of cloud-based solutions and the evaluation of blockchain applications.

   

INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT

A Group-wide Diversity & Inclusion project team is formed at Bühler to raise awareness of the need for inclusive diversity within the company.

   

ANIMAL NUTRITION RESEARCH

400 guests from 30 countries attend the opening of Bühler’s new manufacturing and R&D site in Changzhou, China. It serves the animal nutrition and grain logistics sectors with its 3,000 employees.

   

FUTURE OF MOBILITY

On the eve of the Beijing Motor Show, Bühler brings together over 200 experts and influencers for its AM Networking Days 2018 event to discuss the future trends that will reshape the automotive industry.

   

LAUNCH OF A LIFESAVER

Bühler unveils a breakthrough in sorting technology. Lumo-Vision minimizes toxic contamination in corn by identifying and removing cancer-causing, aflatoxin-infected grains more accu­rately and with greater speed than any previous solution.

May

BREAKING GROUND

Bühler Minneapolis breaks ground on its Food Application Center for special milling applications. The center will officially open in the first half of 2019.

DIGITAL FIRST

The Ipack-Ima trade show in Milan sees Bühler unveil more than 20 new digital innovations. These will help Bühler meet its ambitious 2020 targets of reducing energy consumption and waste in the food chain by 30%.

June

RIBBON CUTTING 

Bühler opens a new factory for dies and roller shells in Enschede in the Netherlands. More than 80 people from the feed and biomass industry attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

July

DRIVING DEVELOPMENT

The opening of a Bühler cocoa training center in Ivory Coast is announced. This center supports the country’s goal to increase the amount of cocoa processed in the country. An application lab will open in the first half of 2019.

   

AWARD WINNING PROCESS

Bühler’s Atta process with PesaMill – the first industrial process technology for the production of whole wheat Atta flour – wins the GRAPAS Award for Innovation 2018.

August

FOOD SAFETY ALERT

Bühler launches safefood.ai, a single source for food safety alerts. The digital platform filters information on food safety incidents and risks from numerous sources to enable customers to respond swiftly and efficiently to potential food safety risks.

   

SECURELY IN THE MIX

The brand-new 200 Swiss franc note hits the streets, its crisp colors mixed on Bühler equipment. Bühler now has a global market share of more than 75% for production equipment for security inks.

   

GOLD AWARD

Bühler Consumer Foods and partner Crealogix receive the Brandon Hall Group Gold Award in the category Best Customer Training Program for ChocoGenius, a blended learning approach for chocolate line operators that combines web-based courses with face-to-face training at Bühler or at the customer’s site.

September

STRONG SIGNAL

Our customers experience firsthand the united world of Bühler and Haas at the International Bakery Exhibition 2018 (iba) in Munich, Germany.

       

SPECIAL INSIGHT

A landmark moment as Bühler launches the pioneering Bühler Insights platform in partnership with Microsoft. The secure, high-performance cloud-based framework for digital services in the food and feed industries utilizes Microsoft’s pioneering Azure cloud technology to help customers slash costs and waste, and boost safety, traceability, and transparency.hange.

October

LASTING CONNECTIONS

Thirteen delegates under age 30 from 10 different Bühler sites attend the One Young World forum. They are among 1,800 participants from 190 countries who gather to address the most pressing challenges of the world.

           

SUSTAINABLE ACQUISITION

The position of Bühler Leybold Optics is further strengthened by the acquisition of US-based Sputtering Components Inc., a leading supplier of components for large-area vacuum coating systems such as architectural glass and displays. Architectural glass can cut a building’s energy use by over 50%.

   

November

LUCKY NUMBER

The 500th Ecoline die-casting cell goes into operation at automotive parts manufacturer Huashuo in China. Our customer now has 45 Ecolines.

   

CUSTOMER PROXIMITY

A new application center and service station specializing in rice, flour milling, feed, and coffee opens in Myanmar, in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, a strategic location located close to many local and foreign food industrial companies.

   

December

CONTINOUS SUCCESS

The 5,000th Antares roller mill leaves our factory in Uzwil, Switzerland for its new home in South Korea. Its success story began a decade ago, and thanks to over 200 customer projects in this time, it has become an industry icon.

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