“We are focusing on the strengths of Switzerland for industrial production,” says Bühler CEO Stefan Scheiber. “We want to establish a best-in-class manufacturing system in Uzwil.”
This modernization was triggered by the necessity to improve productivity through an optimal setup of the manufacturing sites in Uzwil and Appenzell, and to base operations where this makes most sense within Bühler’s global network – fully in line with the motto: in the region for the region. In the past years, the Group has invested substantially in internationalization. “Now it’s Switzerland’s turn again,” says Scheiber.
In order to improve the flow of materials in large-components and die casting machines manufacturing, several old buildings are to be torn down in order to streamline the flow of incoming and outgoing materials.
Concurrently with the measures taken in Uzwil, Bühler will also invest in its location in Appenzell. Here, the modernization of mechanical sheet metal and plate working has already started with the installation of new production equipment, in conjunction with the streamlining of logistics and material flows.