Tuesday 26th May, 2020

Premier Tech and Bühler Group launch joint venture

André Noreau, CEO of Premier Tech’s Systems and Automation business.
André Noreau, CEO of Premier Tech’s Systems and Automation business.

Premier Tech and the Bühler Group have created a global partnership for bulk packaging through a joint venture in China.

It comes after the two companies entered into strategic cooperation in 2019.

The aim of the joint venture is to develop and market new cost-effective packaging solutions based on Premier Tech’s bagging expertise.

Operating in Wuxi, China, PT-Bühler will focus on serving the food and feed markets in China, and other markets moving towards cost-effective automation.

The partnership allows Bühler to access Premier Tech’s technology for bagging and palletising through the joint venture in china or directly through Premier Tech’s facilities.

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Bühler will continue to service its existing installed base and will also focus on sales and service so that customers can access qualified support throughout the life cycle of the product.

“The global partnership will serve customers worldwide by building on Premier Tech’s recognized know-how in the field of automated packaging technologies while making full use of Bühler’s strong international sales and service network,” Premier Tech’s Systems and Automation CEO André Noreau said.

PT-Bühler will use talent from both companies, taking advantage of Bühler’s manufacturing and supply chain management in China and Premier Tech’s packaging and technological offering.

Both Bühler and Premier Tech will offer the joint venture’s solutions in their respective markets, with Bühler focusing on turnkey plants, and Premier Tech on standalone solutions.

“Customers will benefit from significantly more efficient, and even more accurate and food safe packaging solutions thanks to automation technologies developed by PT-Bühler,” Bühler’s Grains & Food business CEO Johannes Wick said.