2017 was a successful year for the Bühler Group. Bühler organically increased its order intake by 10% to $2.96 billion and its turnover by 9% to $2.85 billion. As of year-end, its order backlog amounted to $1.8 billion.
Bühler Group, one of leading solution provider for the food and feed industries has experienced a successful fiscal year in 2017. “Our innovation power provides the basis for this positive development of our organization” said Bühler CEO Stefan Scheiber.
“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,” he continues. Market share gains were achieved in particular by milling, feed, optical sorting, aluminum die casting, and optical coatings. In regional terms, order intake growth was especially pronounced in the Middle East & Africa (+48%) and Asia (+18%).
The acquisition of the Austrian Haas Group, announced in 2017, was also a highlight in the past fiscal year. Bühler further expanded its global production network. The focus here was on the opening of the new factory in Changzhou, China, and the modernization of the Swiss manufacturing sites. Bühler also celebrated the groundbreaking of its innovation campus in Uzwil (CUBIC) in September 2017.