Bühler celebrated the ground breaking for its Innovation Campus in Uzwil, Switzerland. Completion of the building is expected for the first quarter of 2019. This significant investment of over CHF 50 million, spent over three years, demonstrates Bühler’s commitment to innovation and technology, and to the workplace Switzerland. “This innovation campus will reinforce our innovation power and market leadership. It will help us bring together the smartest minds of the industry to create innovations for a better world”, said Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler, at the ground-breaking.
The innovation campus consists of two key elements: the upgraded technology labs and the new innovation building. The new building will build a bridge between the engineering and business world in the existing towers and the upgraded application labs.
“This building is focused on collaborative innovation,” says Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer at Bühler. “We are creating a collaborative space for all functions, all ages, and all knowledge holders. It will allow us to live and foster our innovation culture and test future work practices.”
The new building will bring together Bühler’s network of partners, be they customers, start-ups, academics, or suppliers, and create a link to the technology labs.
Bühler’s existing technology labs, such as the Die Casting technology center will be upgraded during the building process, and are an integral part of the new campus, as they are closely interlinked with the new building. The training and application areas for Die Casting will be completed in 2018. Equipped with complete die casting cells, they provide the perfect setting to test and improve products and processes together with customers and partners and to train die casting experts on the latest equipment. To be able to connect the global die casting industry, a new training and application center was inaugurated in Wuxi, China, in October. Together with the third Bühler Die Casting hub in Holland, US, it enables Bühler to offer training and exchange of know-how around the globe.