Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 17 2018 - Page 25

unique in the industry: raw materials for animal feed production systems. The and the new innovation building. The dosing, premixing, kneading, fine focus here is on process solutions and campus is scheduled to open in the dispersing, and degassing are complete plants for processing livestock first quarter of 2019. This substantial accomplished in a single unit. This novel feeds, aqua feeds, and pet foods. In capital investment is an expression of technology improves the quality and terms of manufacturing capacity, Bühler’s commitment to innovation, performance of batteries and allows a Changzhou is one of the three largest technology, and Switzerland’s standing new battery generation to be rolled out production sites that Bühler operates. as a manufacturing hub. The campus which has a considerably higher energy density. After years of joint development efforts, the first ten industrial-scale production lines went on stream in 2017 at the Chinese battery manufacturer Lishen. Additional orders are in the The efforts announced in the past year for updating the Swiss locations are on track. The goal of this project, which is projected to be completed within roughly five years, is to transform Uzwil will strengthen the innovation power and market leadership of Bühler for the long-term. Its purpose is to contribute to the development of innovations for a better world together with partners from industry, academia, NGOs, and start-ups. pipeline. into a globally leading production site in which Industry 4.0 technologies are Outlook Expansion and modernization of the applied. This is to ensure the long-term Bühler faces the future with confidence. global production network competitiveness of Bühler’s Swiss sites. For the current fiscal year, the Group Bühler also further expanded its The first renewal phase in the production expects to continue its present profitable global production network. The and supply chains of mass-produced growth path. “Our market foundations focus here was on the opening of parts has largely been completed. are sound. With our leading technologies the new factory in Changzhou, China, and the modernization of the Swiss Kickoff of the CUBIC Innovation Campus and solutions we intend to achieve above-average performance in 2018 as manufacturing sites. Bühler celebrated the groundbreaking The new factory in Changzhou went into (CUBIC) in September 2017. The Read the entire Bühler Annual Report service in September 2017 and serves as innovation campus is made up of two 2017 here: https://annualreport2017. a global manufacturing and R&D center elements: the updated technology labs buhlergroup.com of its innovation campus in Uzwil well,” says Scheiber. FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk 25