In line with its strategy of operating “in the region for the region”, Bühler invested substantial sums in 2016 to enter new markets, develop decentralized applications centers, and further expand and update its global manufacturing network. Eight new service stations were added to the global network for a total of 92 locations with 60 workshops. The company states that the outlook for this year is positive, especially considering its global setup. Today’s mega-trends such as the growing global population, increasing urbanization, or enhanced environmental awareness further benefit the strategic setup of the Group and unlock additional growth potential.
“With the accomplishments of 2016, and a strong order backlog, Bühler has a positive outlook for 2017,” says CEO Stefan Scheiber. “The dynamic nature of market and technology trends, regional developments, and political conditions make predicting potential business outcomes increasingly challenging. Bühler has adjusted to new developments with flexibility, a collaborative innovation model, and strong partnerships with customers, the science community, and technology and industry. Based on its leading technologies and solutions, Bühler aims to further increase its growth rate and profitability in 2017,” he ends.