8 May 2017 – Susan Reidy (The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – www.world-grain.com)
UZWIL, SWITZERLAND – Over the next three years, Bühler plans to invest more than CHF 50 million ($50.13 million) to build an innovation campus in Uzwil, Switzerland.
Work will start in the third quarter and is expected to be complete at the beginning of 2019.
“We aim to drive business growth through innovations that contribute to a better future for many more generations to come,” said Stefan Scheiber, chief executive officer of Bühler.
The announcement is the next step in Bühler’s ongoing modernization of the Uzwil site. The program is aimed at best-in-class innovation, research, training and education as well as production and logistics, the company said.
The campus will include a collaborative center and upgraded technology labs.
“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 scientists,” Scheiber said.
For more than 150 years Bühler said it has grown by delivering innovations for a better world.
“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,” said Ian Roberts, chief technology officer of Bühler.
The disruptive changes in business and technology represented by digitalization, the challenges of sustainability, and the need for clean mobility are now transforming the industries Bühler supports. To seize the opportunities of this transformation, the company said it will establish the finest innovation campus in its industry, welcoming the full ecosystem of partners, be they customers, start-ups, academics, apprentices, suppliers, the young or the experienced, to deliver a continuous output of differentiated and innovative products and services.