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“We Are A Leading Global Provider Of Die-Casting Technology For The Automotive Industry”

Mr. Kedar Vaidya, Head of Advanced Materials, South Asia

Let’s begin with a glimpse of your company’s presence and offerings in India?

Billions of people come into contact with Bühler technologies to cover their basic needs for food and mobility every day. Two billion people each day enjoy foods produced on Bühler equipment; and one billion people travel in vehicles manufactured with parts produced with our machinery. Countless people wear eye glasses, use smart phones, and read newspapers and magazines, all of which depend on Bühler process technologies and solutions. Having this global relevance, we are in a unique position to turn today’s global challenges into sustainable business. We want every human being to have access to healthy food. We want to do our part to protect the climate with energy-efficient cars, buildings, and machinery. Our motto is creating “innovations for a better world.”

Bühler invests up to 5% of turnover into research and development. In 2018, over 13,000 employees generated a turnover of CHF 3.3 billion. As a Swiss family-owned company, Bühler is active in 140 countries around the world and operates a global network of 30 production sites.

Bühler started its India operations in the year 1992, with its principal office and factory located at Attibele, Bengaluru. More than 600 employees supporting individual needs across South Asia. Bühler has zonal offices in New Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Raipur & branch offices in Hyderabad, Kakinada, Vadodara. Bühler has appointed 25 authorized channel partners across South Asia. 

Bühler service stations across India ensures speedy and immediate high-quality service. The vast national network provides a local presence for faster response and shortened delivery times. Trained specialist engineers cater to after-sales service throughout the life cycles of the equipment or plant.

GRAINS & FOOD

We significantly contribute to safely feeding the world as a front-runner in the global production and processing of wheat, corn, oats, rye, rice, pasta, cereal, and pulses. Our Grains & Food solutions and digital technologies help manufacturers make safe and healthy finished products for both human and animal nutrition.

CONSUMER FOODS

We offer the full gamut of technologies and solutions to bring life’s little pleasures to people all over the world. From equipment to roast cocoa beans, machines to prepare dough, ovens for baking wafers, and enrobing machines for that final delicious chocolatey touch, Consumer Foods is the single source from raw material to tasty sweets and savory treats.

ADVANCED MATERIALS

We provide solutions for die-casting, wet-grinding, and thin-film technologies for high-volume application areas, including the automotive industry, precision optics, ophthalmics, electronics, packaging, inks, and paints. Our Advanced Materials solutions and technologies help manufacturers produce higher-efficiency vehicles, make buildings more economical, advance telecommunications, and give better eyesight to wearers of prescription lenses.

What is the most unique or interesting product your company is working on?

If the world is serious about reducing emissions, people will need to change how they commute. At Bühler we are uniquely placed to make a vital contribution for efforts for reducing emission, climate control and efficient usage of resources.

Our technology helps drive improvements in the automotive industry – from die-casting, wet-grinding and thin-film-coated solutions to automation solutions for manufacturing hybrid products. We are creating new solutions for tomorrow’s mobility – from die-casting lightweight aluminum parts to vacuum thin-film coated automotive glass and battery slurry for electric cars.

Die Casting:

As a leading global supplier to the automotive industry, our die-casting solutions help produce powertrain components for 50% of all new cars worldwide.

Battery Boost:

We have a wide range of solutions for the crucial process steps in LIB (lithium-ion battery) cell production. They include continuous twin-screw electrode slurry mixers and solutions for wet grinding active materials and precursors. Or innovative process solutions are designed to reduce costs and increase yields.One of the world’s biggest challenges is how to maintain sustainable growth while preserving natural resources. Forecasts predict that we will be using 30% more energy in 2040 than we do today. This will require constant technological advances in battery production.

How do you manage to provide quality after-sales service to your prestigious customer base?

At Bühler, we believe in quality and lifetime partnerships with our customers. With prompt customer service, including maintenance, product testing, training and digital services designed to boost and maintain production performance.

Having 104 service stations worldwide, we are close to our customers. With the strong presence, we ensure our customer services and training are designed to keep you up to date on products and technologies, giving you the confidence and experience you need.

Continued investment in our skills, on site with our Service Academy our Commitment is to provide top service quality.

Bühler offices in India;

Headquarters: Bengaluru, India.
Zonal offices: New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow and RaipurBranch Offices: Hyderabad, Kakinada and Vadodara

What according to you are the strengths of the company that would help you be successful in the e-mobility industry?

Meeting the mobility challenge

Creating truly sustainable transport solutions means addressing fuel efficiency, battery power, vehicle weight, and more.

We are a leading global provider of die-casting technology for the automotive industry. Lightweight components made of aluminum, and lightweight design of engine blocks, shock towers and other parts can help improve mileage and dramatically cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions.In order to meet the ever-growing need for lithium-ion batteries for the e-mobility market, Bühler has developed a unique process for the fully continuous mixing of electrode slurries. Our electrode slurry manufacturing process also allows saving up to 50% of investment and operation costs. Increasing demand means larger-scale production, and our ContiMixer process combines the basic operations of continuous raw material dosing, pre-mixing, kneading, fine-dispersing and degassing in a single device. This cuts operating costs while ensuring optimum product quality.

What is the company’s vision for the coming years?

Innovations for a better world.

Eight topics to make the world a better place. Mobility, Food safety, Climate protection, Resource efficiency, Nutrition, People and engagement, Digitalization,   and Sustainability.Creating tomorrow together. Today, global food, feed, and mobility systems are causing global challenges. We want to turn these into business opportunities – and invite our customers, partners, scientists, and talents to jointly develop the solutions of tomorrow with us.

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