Bühler to invest $50m in Swiss innovation campus
Bühler has announced plans to invest CHF50 million ($51.4m) in building an innovation campus in Uzwil, Switzerland, to strengthen its innovation and technology capability in the country.
The project will commence in the third quarter of this year, with completion expected to be in the beginning of 2019. “We aim to drive business growth through innovations that contribute to a better future for many more generations to come,” says Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler.
Ian Roberts, chief technology officer of Bühler, adds, “Sustainability is at the core of our innovation and our actions and with this investment we will strengthen our business focus on delivering sustainable solutions.”
Around 60% of the globally harvested grains are processed on Bühler technology and around 25% of all engine blocks worldwide are made on Bühler die casting machines. The announcement, the company says, is the next step in Bühler’s ongoing modernisation of the Uzwil site.
The programme is aimed at first class innovation, research, training and education, as well as production and logistics, and includes a collaborative centre and upgrading technology laboratories.
“We will create an inspiring environment to develop future technologies and digital business models in close partnership with our customers, start-ups, academics, engineers and scientist,” adds Scheiber.