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SUPPLIER NEWS

Bühler, Premier Tech expand
cooperation into joint venture
UZWIL, SWITZERLAND - The Bühler Group and Premier
Tech announced on May 14 the growth of their nearly yearold strategic cooperation to include a joint venture in China
and a global partnership for bulk packaging.
With the partnership, Bühler will have access to Canadianbased Premier Tech's technologies in bagging and pelletizing through the PT-Bühler joint venture in China, or directly
through Premier Tech's facilities.
"The global partnership will serve customers worldwide by
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of automated packaging technologies while making full use
of Bühler's strong international sales and service network,"
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Systems and Automation business.
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Switzerland. Since that time, the companies have learned they
have much in common, said Johannes Wick, chief executive
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packaging solutions based on Premier Tech's bagging expertise. Operating in Wuxi, China, PT-Bühler will focus on serving the food and feed markets in China, and other markets
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and even more accurate and food safe packaging solutions
thanks to automation technologies developed by PT-Bühler,"
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solutions in their respective markets, with Bühler focusing
on turnkey plants, and Premier Tech on standalone solutions.
The company that sells the equipment will be responsible for

providing future service, Bühler and Premier Tech said.
Along with manual and semi-automatic platforms, the joint
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existing systems that will be transferred to the joint venture
and new systems under development, Noreau said.
The 1060 platform for feed and grains, with speeds up to
600 bags per hour, exists already and will be transferred as
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the 2090 with a speed of 900 bags per hour and two spouts.
The 1060 and 1140 are available now with delivery in three
to four months, and order taking likely will start at the end of
the year for the 1050 and 2090 with delivery in the second
half of 2021.

Maxi-Lift, Southwest Agri-Plastics donate to food bank
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drive Neighbors Helping Neighbors program.
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food drive donation provided by Maxi-Lift and Southwest
Agri-Plastics, 700 people across 13 counties will have at least
one week's worth of food.
In previous years, Maxi-Lift and Southwest Agri-Plastics,
Inc. leadership and employees have hosted food drives and
volunteered with local food banks to help their neighbors

in need. With a 30% increase in need, drastically changing
distribution models, and lower volunteer availability for the
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allows Maxi-Lift and Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc. to continue to serve the community by providing meals through
cash donations.
"The goal is to spread the word about the increased need
and encourage our neighbors to help each other, now more
than ever, by participating in virtual food drives in your
community," said Paul Phillips, president of Maxi-Lift.
"We know that when we help our communities succeed,
we succeed."

66

PT-Bühler will develop and market new cost-effective, semi-automatic and
automatic packaging solutions based on Premier Tech's OML series.

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