26 August 1997
Milling machinery firm Buhler restructures

BUHLER is restructuring its food industry plant and equipment business to help it survive the next century. The company is the world leader in flour-milling machinery.

Urs Buhler, chief executive, has disbanded the group management team and taken direct control of the chemical process, die-casting, food-manufacturing and purchasing divisions.

Business units will be given greater operational autonomy. Administrative services will be decentralised. The business hopes to boost its earnings by SFr70m ($50 million/£31m) a year.

  • Financial Times 26/08/97 page 16