Swiss technology group Bühler unveils its new food innovation hub in Uzwil, Switzerland, bringing together a diverse range of capabilities into a single location and setting a new stage for product and process development
Four Application & Training Centers (ATCs) — Flavor Creation Center, Food Creation Center, Protein Application Center and Energy Recovery Center — are opening their doors to customers and 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. With Bühler’s cutting-edge infrastructure and team of experts, customers have the ideal environment to master market changes and design the food of the future.
“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,” says Johannes Wick, CEO of Grains & Food at Bühler Group.
“With the completion of the new Application & Training Centers, we are able to cover the entire scope of production, from different raw materials to multiple types of finished products. We can offer our customers enormous flexibility and the options they need to disrupt their markets.”
Bühler has Application & Training Centers in 23 locations around the world — some of which cover multiple industrial applications — offering dedicated training for customers and providing them with a collaborative platform to test new product ideas and experiment with product innovations.
During the last years, Bühler’s global network of application centres has expanded, bringing together new business partners, academy, start-ups and suppliers, with the goal of offering a state-of-the-art set-up for customers to drive innovation.
In October, along with the Institute of Food Technology (Ital), the FoodTech HUB Latam, Cargill and Givaudan, Bühler opened the Tropical Food Innovation Lab in Brazil.
This innovation ecosystem develops sustainable food and beverages while promoting biodiversity in Brazil.