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Bühler enhances food innovation through new Application & Training Centers

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Bühler has unveiled its new food innovation hub in Uzwil, Switzerland that brings together a diverse range of capabilities into a single location and sets a new stage for product and process development.

The new facility, which includes four Application & Training Centers (ATCs) – Flavor Creation Center, Food Creation Center, Protein Application Center, and Energy Recovery Center – is designed to address the evolving needs of the food manufacturing industry. These new centers will complement the existing ATCs, such as the Extrusion Application Center.

The new ATCs connect the entire value chain and enable a circular economy approach to food production, offering customers the ideal environment to address market changes and design the food of the future.

According to Johannes Wick, CEO of Grains & Food at Bühler Group, “In this world where requirements are changing so fast, customers need flexibility and creativity to adapt their products addressing key issues such as sustainability, the use of local raw materials, healthy diets, and affordability.” The completion of the new Application & Training Centers enables Bühler to cover the entire scope of production, from different raw materials to multiple types of finished products, providing customers with the flexibility and options they need to disrupt their markets.

Bühler already has Application & Training Centers in 23 locations around the world, and continues to expand its global network to offer a state-of-the-art setup for customers to drive innovation. In addition to the new ATCs in Uzwil, Bühler has also opened the Tropical Food Innovation Lab in Brazil in collaboration with other industry leaders.

The new centers in Uzwil position themselves as one-stop shops for Bühler’s customers worldwide, offering a unique combination of technology and expertise. The new Protein Application Center, in particular, will focus on developing processes for the production of plant-based food, including meat substitutes, plant-based drinks, and ingredients.

The Energy Recovery Center, a collaboration with Bühler’s strategic partner, Vyncke, serves as a heating facility for Bühler’s headquarters and also functions as a demonstration and testing platform for customers working to reduce CO2 footprint, waste production, and energy costs.

The opening of the new ATCs is part of Bühler’s ongoing commitment to support its customers and partners in creating a more sustainable food system. In addition to the new ATCs, Bühler is also working on the development of a new Grain Innovation Center (GIC) in Uzwil and a Grain Processing Innovation Center (GPIC) in Kano, Nigeria. These facilities will focus on developing, testing, and scaling sustainable and efficient solutions for grain and feed processing.

More than just impressive capacities, the new Application & Training Centers are built to work in an integrated manner, offering a comprehensive process for customers to achieve tangible and remarkable outcomes.

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