US – Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer Bühler has acquired Design Corrugating Companies, a leading roller mill and other equipment service company based in Taylorville, Illinois, US.
With this move, Bühler now operates seven service centers in the US, serving grain, oilseed, feed, petfood, and chocolate processors, as well as brewers and distillers, inks and coatings and many others who utilize roller mills.
Design Corrugating is a leading provider of roller mill parts and services, including roll reconditioning, new rolls, and other equipment parts and services, with facilities in Taylorville, IL, Oakdale, CA, Wichita, KS and Chattanooga, TN.
Following the acquisition, all Design Corrugating locations will become new Service Center sites in the Bühler Customer Service network.
The entire Design Corrugating staff has also joined the Bühler team, significantly expanding and strengthening Bühler’s service network and offerings.
Existing operations will however continue unchanged, utilizing the “pick-up, repair and deliver” model.
Bühler will also continue to provide parts and services for all makes and models of roller mills.
The Swiss plant equipment manufacture however said future investments are for equipment that will allow new services to be delivered are in the pipeline.
The company further noted that the full Bühler supply chain will be leveraged to improve competitiveness in terms of cost and efficiency.
With an expanded service network, Buhler as an Original Equipment Manufacturer, is now able to quickly deliver improved operational insights to customers spread across the North American region.
“For us, this is only the starting point to develop the most comprehensive and value driving services in our industry,” says Andy Sharpe, CEO, Bühler North America.
Buhler notes that the installed assets base of many companies is not running as optimally as it could be and consequently these company are wasting energy and raw material, and suffering quality and efficiency losses.
Using its service centers, Buhler says it can help companies achieve a step change through connecting them to Bühler Insights and digital platform which guarantee “the highest process transparency based on data.”
“We are excited to now be part of the Bühler service network,” states Brett Poland, General Manager, Design Corrugating, who has become a Bühler team member and continues to lead the former Design Corrugating locations.
“The added resources and support that comes with joining the Bühler Team, will help us reach new levels of productivity, expand our service offerings and improve quality to all our existing and future customers,” says Poland.
This acquisition represents the continuation of Bühler’s investment strategy in North America.
It follows the addition of the Food Application Center (FAC) in Minneapolis and the acquisition of new service center locations in Perham, MN and Springdale, AR.
With this, Bühler now operates 14 sales offices, four modern manufacturing facilities, 10 service centers, three application centers and two apprenticeship academies in North America.
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