Bühler North America expands and strengthens its service network and offering through the acquisition of Design Corrugating Companies, a roller mill, and another equipment service company based in Taylorville, IL.
With this move, Bühler now operates seven service centers in the United States that serve grain, oilseed, feed, pet food, and chocolate processors, as well as brewers and distilleries, inks and coatings, and many others that use roller mills.
Design Corrugating is a provider of rolling mill parts and services, including roll reconditioning, new rolls, and other equipment parts and services, with plants in Taylorville, IL, Oakdale, CA, Wichita, KS, and Chattanooga, TN.
All Design Corrugating locations will become new Service Center locations in the Bühler Customer Service network, and all Design Corrugating staff have joined the Bühler team.
Existing operations will continue unchanged using the “pickup, repair and delivery” model.
Bühler will continue to provide parts and services for all brands and models of roller mills.
Future investments are planned for equipment that can be used to provide new services, and the entire Bühler supply chain will be used to improve competitiveness in terms of costs and efficiency.
Customers will also benefit from Bühler’s extensive process expertise as an original equipment manufacturer in order to provide improved operational knowledge in addition to the core services already provided.
“For us, this is just the starting point for developing the most comprehensive, value-adding services in our industry,” said Andy Sharpe, CEO of Bühler North America. “Today, the installed base of many companies is not running as optimally as it could be, and as a result they waste energy and raw materials and suffer from losses in quality and efficiency. We have learned that we can take a step for customers with our services, especially when we connect companies with Bühler Insights, our digital platform. You can achieve the highest process transparency based on data. “
With digital connectivity combined with local service centers and technical experts, Bühler technicians can communicate in real time with data operators and work on issues with plant operators and associated tools like BühlerVision to enable a much more proactive and responsive relationship. and maximize uptime and efficiency.
This acquisition is the continuation of the following Buhler investment strategy in North America the addition of the Food Application Center (FAC) in Minneapolis, Acquisition of new service center locations in Perham, MN and Springdale, AR, and modernization of office, manufacturing and application center facilities in Cary, NC.
Bühler now operates 14 sales offices, four modern production facilities, 10 service centers, three application centers and two apprentice academies in North America. This infrastructure and a team of almost 1,000 employees focus on supporting the North American market better and better.