B端hler at a glance.
Facts and figures 2012.
COrpOrAtE prOfiLE. Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant, equipment, and services for processing basic foods and for manufacturing advanced materials. The Group holds leading market positions worldwide in technologies and processes for transforming grain into flour and feeds, making pasta and chocolate, as well as in the field of aluminum die casting. The Group’s core technologies lie in the area of mechanical and thermal process engineering. With the expertise and experience it has accumulated over more than 150 years, Bühler time and again rolls out unique and innovative solutions for its customers, thus enabling their market success. Over the decades, Bühler has acquired a reputation as a reliable partner, thanks to its declared commitment to quality and its global presence. Bühler Group operates in over 140 countries, has a global payroll of over 10,000, and in fiscal 2012 generated sales revenues (turnover) of CHF 2,409 million.
Key figures. in chf m
Order backlog 31.12.
EBIT margin in %
R&D costs Employees as of Dec. 31 (exclusive of temporary staff and apprentices)
fOOd SAfEty. For BĂźhler and its customers, food safety is essential. In recent years, this topic has come under considerable public scrutiny. Consumers want to know where their food comes from and under which conditions it has been produced. Our machines are designed in accordance with the most exacting standards of food hygiene. Nevertheless, as a market leader, BĂźhler collaborates with customers, research institutes, and hygiene experts on continual improvement of these standards. Safe and ergonomic workplaces designed in cooperation with specialists in food processing ensure hygienic operations. Compliance with future safety standards entails a stronger focus on validation methods for food production processes.
FoktĂś / Hungary: The main objective of oilseed preparation is to separate the oil-containing kernels from the fibrous hulls. This is done by sieves and aspiration air channels.
Foktö / Hungary: The main objective of oilseed preparation is to separate the oil-containing kernels from the fibrous hulls. This is done by sieves and aspiration air channels.
WHAt BÜHLEr StANdS fOr.
focuS on Solution. Bühler centers its efforts on ensuring its customers’ profitability. Its offerings include plant and equipment, services, and technologies which enable customers to successfully differentiate themselves in the marketplace and thus to generate higher added value. The comprehensive customer service of Bühler ensures efficient operation of the plants supplied throughout their life cycles. QualitY leaderShip. Bühler produces technically demanding solutions at 25 sites around the world: They are all committed to the same stringent quality standards along the entire supply chain. The company’s claim to quality leadership is manifested by quantifiable, transparent quality goals, which are defined in an open dialog with customers.
Spirit of diScoverY. Every year, Bühler Group spends an average of 4–5 percent of its total annual sales on basic research and applied development. Its own modern analytical laboratory sets innovative standards, and its close collaboration with customers, research institutes, and universities ensures its knowledge edge. StronG WorKforce BaSe. Its interesting challenges and international orientation make Bühler Group an attractive employer. Beside strengthening its own employee base, the organization also recruits outside specialists. Worldwide, Bühler offers some 560 training places, of which 300 in Switzerland.
from raW material to hiGh-Grade end product. Examples of selected Bühler process technologies.
CRUDE OIL, MONOMERS
ELECTRODE SLURRIES FOR LITHIUMION BATTERIES
HIGH-PURITY METALS AND ALLOYS
THIN FILMS FOR OPTICAL AND ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS
PRINTING INKS, PAINTS, COSMETICS, ETC.
SaleS and Service. cloSe to cuStomerS. Bühler operates some 70 affiliated companies and branch offices worldwide. This global presence in 140 countries enables it to be permanently available to its customers. Thanks to this closeness, Bühler can understand its customers’ culture as well as their business and ecological needs. More than 30 Service Stations offer roll reconditioning services,
South america 6 Sales offices 2 Manufacturing sites 6 Service Stations
sell spare parts, and carry out repairs – among other services. They are therefore an important element in the comprehensive range of services provided by Bühler. Customers can rely on Bühler as their partner throughout the lifecycle of their plant and equipment.
7 Sales offices 3 Manufacturing sites 3 Service Stations
35 Sales offices 10 Manufacturing sites 7 Service Stations
15 Sales offices 6 Manufacturing sites 11 Service Stations
middle eaSt / africa 13 Sales offices 2 Manufacturing sites 3 Service Stations
5 Sales offices 2 Manufacturing sites 1 Service Station
4 Sales offices 1 Service Station
Cover: Bargolink Dunkirk, France
B端hler AG CH-9240 Uzwil, Switzerland T +41 71 955 11 11 F +41 71 955 33 79 www.buhlergroup.com