May 20, 2020


Bühler Group, Premier Tech extend partnership with China



Swiss Bühler Group has extended its collaboration with Premier Tech into a global partnership for feed and grain bulk packaging with their China joint venture (JV), according to FoodBev Media.


According to Bühler, the firms have been working together since last year, and are forming a 50:50 joint venture in China, which will officially begin operations on July 1, 2020. Located in Wuxi, PT-Bühler will aim to develop and market new cost-effective packaging solutions based on Premier Tech's bagging expertise.


Focusing on serving the food and feed markets, the JV is said to combine Bühler's digital solutions, and knowledge of manufacturing and supply chain management in China, with Premier Tech's packaging and technological expertise.


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


Under the newly-announced global partnership, the companies will cooperate to offer adapted packaging solutions around the globe.


It will give Bühler access to Premier Tech's technologies in bagging and palletising, either through the China JV, or directly through Premier Tech's facilities for the high-end food, feed and grain markets worldwide.


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