Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 17 2018 - Page 23

Bühler achieves strong, profitable growth 2017 was a successful year for the enabled us to continue to expand our by 7% to CHF 2.1 billion and CHF 2.0 Bühler Group. Bühler organically technology and market positions and to billion, respectively. Advanced Materials increased its order intake by 10% to CHF further increase our competitiveness,” boosted its order intake by 21% to CHF 2.8 billion, its turnover by 9% to CHF says Scheiber. The same also applies 672 million and its turnover by 19% to 2.7 billion, and its EBIT by 18% to CHF for the acquisition of the Austrian Haas CHF 640 million. Growth was also strong 205 million (EBIT margin: 7.7%). As of Group, which now allows Bühler to in the service business and the business year-end, its order backlog amounted also occupy a leading position in the for single machines, which together now to CHF 1.7 billion (+9%). “Our innovation consumer foods market. “We have account for 32% of total turnover. power provides the basis for this positive increased our dynamism perceptibly and development of our organization,” says face the new fiscal year with confidence, Bühler CEO Stefan Scheiber. These not least thanks to our high order results mirror Bühler’s positioning as a backlog,” continues Scheiber. aluminum die casting, and optical Both Bühler businesses contributed growth was especially pronounced in to this strong growth. Grains & Food the Middle East & Africa (+48%) and Asia increased its order intake and turnover (+18%). provider of integrated process solutions for sustainable mobility and healthy food. “In 2017, this clear focus has Market share gains were achieved in particular by milling, feed, optical sorting, coatings. In regional terms, order intake