Company: Bühler GmbH
Address: Kölner Str. 102 - 108, 51702 Bergneustadt, Germany
Contact: Katharina Hilker (Tel: +49 22 61 40 91 366, Katharina.Hilker(at)buhlergroup.com) and Ralf Klimke (Tel: +49 22 61 40 91 321, Ralf.Klimke(at)buhlergroup.com)
Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant, equipment, and services for processing basic foods and for manufacturing advanced materials. The company is a global market leader in the supply of flour production plants, pasta and chocolate production lines, animal feed manufacturing installations, and aluminum die casting systems. The core technologies of the Group are in the field of mechanical and thermal process engineering.
Bühler Group operates in over 140 countries, has a global payroll of over 10,000, and generated sales revenues of CHF 2,322 million in fiscal 2013. Bühler Group is investing in the future with 4.7% of sales for R&D.
It is 100% family-owned.
These are the two Divisions and their Business Areas at a glance:
Grain & Food Processing
Pasta & Extruded Products
Feed & Biomass
Chocolate, Cocoa & Coffee
Grinding & Dispersion
Sortex & Rice
Within the Business Area Chocolate, Cocoa & Coffee is the Business Unit Chocolate Moulding which is located in Bergneustadt close to Cologne.
Bühler Moulding lines transform chocolate mass into chocolate articles that are ready to eat. Therefore, the chocolate mass runs through various process steps.
Bühler Moulding wants to develop innovative manufacturing solutions that benefit the chocolate industry. The Motivation for the EuRoC Challenge is to push the state of the art in chocolate manufacturing technologies using robots.
Hidden: will only be shown to the 15 simulation stage winners in challenge 1.