Bühler aim to create ‘innovations for a better world’ through cocoa processing solutions, self-optimising chocolate lines and application centres.

Bühler is driven by its purpose of creating innovations for a better world, balancing the needs of the economy, humanity, and nature. Two billion people each day enjoy foods produced on Bühler equipment. Having this global relevance, Bühler is in a unique position to turn today’s global challenges into sustainable business and invests up to 5% of turnover into research and development. As a relevant solution partner for the food and mobility industries, Bühler is committed to having solutions ready to multiply by 2025 at the latest that will reduce energy, waste, and water by 50% in its customers’ value-chains. As a Swiss family-owned company, Bühler is active in 140 countries around the world and operates a global network of 103 service stations, 30 manufacturing sites, and Application & Training Centres in 24 countries. 

Cocoa processing solutions 

Bühler cocoa processing solutions permit efficient production, high consistency of quality, seamless traceability, and especially a fully automated operation along the value chain. Its process is extending from cleaning and pre-treatment of cocoa beans, through crushing and winnowing, alkalizing to control the cocoa powder colour range, roasting, and grinding. Employing innovative systems, the cocoa kernel is transformed into cocoa mass, butter, and powder with the highest quality, maximum yields, and perfect aroma development.  

Therefore, customers around the world rely on the expertise of Bühler for its innovative and sustainable solutions. In addition, Bühler partnered up with Vyncke to support cocoa processors in their side-stream management. The big number of cocoa shells can now, instead of piling up as waste, be transformed into renewed energy to power the plant.

Self-optimising chocolate lines 

For over a century Bühler has developed and refined the well-proven chocolate-making process DoMiReCo and could position itself as a market leader. Taking the responsibility, that comes with this role, Bühler made the step ahead and developed a digital ecosystem for their chocolate lines. Connecting solutions with intelligent sensors for optimal process control and thus boosting productivity, making the DoMiReCo a self-learning chocolate production. 

Throughout this process, data is collected and brought to a user-friendly format so that the great potential of your production can be identified to boost your performance, and up-time and ensure consistent quality. 

Bühler application centres  

The Bühler Application Centres for Cocoa and Chocolate are a hub of competence in their field. They are designed to give you confidence in your own production. Whether you want to evaluate a new solution for your production or test new recipes for your brand, our experts and state-of-the-art solutions are at your disposal there. Furthermore, our experts run customised training sessions for you and your operating teams. Book your appointment in one of our chocolate or cocoa application centres in Switzerland, Ivory Coast, China, or Indonesia.  

Number of employees: Around 12,500  
Location (HQ): Bühler AG, Gupfenstrasse 5, 9240 Uzwil, Switzerland 
Website URL: www.buhlergroup.com 
Contact details: consumerfoods@buhlergroup.com