Grinding & Dispersion: Advanced Center of Competence in Uzwil.

Uzwil, 20.02.2014 – The Grinding & Dispersion business unit (Advanced Materials division) is merging its existing applications laboratories in Viernheim (Germany) and Uzwil (Switzerland) and thus creating an advanced Center of Competence in Uzwil. By merging its existing laboratories and thus creating a new, large, and stronger Center of Competence (CoC) at its location in Uzwil, Bühler is also enhancing its capabilities in new fields of application such as promising battery technology as well as its traditional market segments. In addition, the business unit is adding to its portfolio of analytical competencies in the areas of suspensions (mixtures of substances made up of liquids and solids) and solids. The merging of development, manufacturing, and testing activities at a single site stand to generate a number of substantial synergies. The optimized infrastructure of the new CoC will improve collaboration with the centralized research and development function of Bühler as well as with the organization’s process engineering experts. Interdisciplinary customer projects for developing high-viscosity products as well as low-viscosity dispersions can potentially be conducted simultaneously at a single site. Quite generally speaking, the merging of the existing laboratories enables the business unit to enhance its flexibility since it can increasingly use its available development, customer service, and sales resources for tests and training courses.

Presence will also be strengthened in Asia. The application center in Wuxi, China, is also being expanded into a CoC to satisfy the needs of the regional market. With its integrated machines, which have been developed at Bühler in Wuxi, products are available at the Center that are specifically applied in the Asian market. As a global expansion, customers can expect to benefit from support by the regional application centers in Yokohama, Japan and Mahwah, USA.

About Bühler:
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for making foods and advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a global payroll of over 10,000. In fiscal 2013, the company generated sales revenue of CHF 2,322 million.

Contact for media:
Corina Atzli, Head Corporate Communications, Bühler AG, 9240 Uzwil, Switzerland
Phone +41 71 955 33 99, Fax +41 71 955 38 51, E-mail


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