Launch of the first packaging equipment from the Premier Tech and Bühler strategic partnership
Uzwil (Switzerland), Rivière-du-Loup, Québec (Canada), March 22, 2021 – Since the announcement of their global partnership in bulk packaging in 2019, Swiss Bühler Group and Canadian company Premier Tech are eager to introduce their latest product. With Bühler’s strong footprint and market position in China and Premier Tech’s recognized knowledge in the field of automated packaging technologies, the CHRONOS OML-1060 is the first of many solutions to be developed through this joint venture in creating cost-effective, industrial, flexible packaging solutions.
With the same design and technology utilized in their existing solutions produced in Europe, the new fully automatic OML-1060 packaging solution for the grain, food and feed industries is a more affordable iteration of an existing high-end solution. Manufactured in Premier Tech and Bühler’s joint design and manufacturing center in China, the quality of the solution remains unchanged. The most requested features have been incorporated and requirements of the emerging markets are met, without compromising accuracy or reliability.
As the first open-mouth bagger from the Premier Tech- Bühler alliance, the OML-1060 can easily handle free-flowing granular material such as animal feed, pet food, rice, seeds, and plastic pellets. It can handle 20 to 50 kg bags at a speed of up to 600 bags per hour. It is a highly efficient system that has been designed to easily run any type of bag, including non-laminated poly woven that can be problematic to fill due to their irregular properties. It is also compatible with most common bag closing systems.
Its small and compact footprint optimizes floorspace and its lean design eases operation and maintenance. Safety being a priority for both Bühler and Premier Tech, this fully enclosed automatic packaging technology requires very limited operator interaction, enabling better working conditions.
“It is amazing to see what can be achieved when two industry leaders join forces. Only eight months after starting our joint venture we are introducing to the world the most competitive fully automated packaging machine for granular products,” says Johannes Wick, CEO of Bühler’s Grains & Food business.
Combining over 200 years of industry knowledge, Premier Tech and Bühler are bringing new opportunities to the markets in China, South East Asia, South America, and Africa with the OML-1060, ensuring accurate, safer, and more reliable packaging equipment.
“What is magical about this partnership for our customers is to benefit from Premier Tech’s technological know-how, Bühler’s operational know-how, and unparalleled customer support from two organizations with a global footprint,” says André Noreau, CEO of Premier Tech’s Systems and Automation business.
The CHRONOS OML-1060 combines the knowledge of two world leaders in their field of expertise – leveraging the processing and packaging experience for the producers of granular food and feed products. It has been developed to meet a common market demand for a flexible, high quality, accurate and yet cost-effective automatic bagging solution.
“Our customers will now have access to the best technologies from Premier Tech and Bühler, two pillars in the industrial world that remarkably complement each other,” says Alexis Michaud, Technical and Product Director, Premier Tech – Bühler.
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About Premier Tech
Among the largest packaging equipment manufacturers in the world, Premier Tech is committed to creating sustainable solutions that help improve the efficiency of manufacturing facilities in the nutrition, industrial, agricultural and organics market sectors. We offer a wide range of solutions, ranging from weighing, feeding, bagging, case packing all the way through palletizing and load securing. While being a global company, Premier Tech believes the true value of our worldwide presence rests in the deep roots its teams have established locally. Being local translates into tailored offers, but most importantly, custom support throughout the life cycle of their products. Our programs provide the most valuable lifecycle services in the industry, focusing on critical areas such as 24/7 technical support, spare parts, field service, training, system assessments and optimization, and remote connectivity. More than 4,600 team members support Premier Tech’s activities in 27 countries, with 46 manufacturing sites across the globe. www.ptsystemsautomation.com
Bühler is driven by its purpose of creating innovations for a better world, balancing the needs of economy, humanity, and nature. As a relevant solution partner for the food and mobility industries, Bühler is committed to reduce energy, waste, and water in its customers’ value chains by 50% by 2025. Billions of people come into contact with Bühler technologies as they cover their basic needs for food and mobility every day. Two billion people each day enjoy foods produced on Bühler equipment; and one billion people travel in vehicles manufactured using parts produced with Bühler technology. Countless people wear eyeglasses, use smart phones, and read newspapers and magazines – all of which depend on Bühler process technologies and solutions. Having this global relevance, Bühler is in a unique position to turn today’s global challenges into sustainable business. Bühler contributes to safely feeding the world and is doing its part to protect the climate, producing solutions that make cars, buildings, and machinery more energy efficient.
Bühler invests up to 5% of turnover into research and development. In 2020, some 12,500 employees generated a turnover of CHF 2.7 billion. As a Swiss family-owned company, Bühler is active in 140 countries around the world and operates a global network of 100 service stations, 33 manufacturing sites, and application and training centers in 24 locations. www.buhlergroup.com