The Smart Chocolate Factory

Buhler creates a thought for food city at interpack

Closer look of the Buhler robot used to produce chocolate

The Bühler 9000: 2001 plant in Attibele near Bengaluru with 650 employees manufactures all except the highest level of drum-type coffee roasting machines. Apart from manufacturing for the Indian and South Asian markets, along with various other food processing equipment, the coffee and cocoa bean roasting machines are exported all over the world. Bühler’s India office also looks after servicing customers in South Asia.

The company’s market presence in India has been growing and the operations have been scaled up considerably in all areas including sales, engineering, services and manufacturing, and the supply network. Besides Bengaluru, Bühler India has offices in Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Raipur.

Display of Buhler chocolate at its showcase in interpack

At interpack this year, Bühler created a networking and knowledge environment that could also be described as a food city, complete with its own restaurant. It demonstrated how the use of digital services and IoT technologies offers significant gains in efficiency. “With more intelligent process control, we can further improve productivity and achieve even more consistency in product quality,” said Marco Zappa, head of Business Unit Chocolate Mass at Bühler.