“China is already one of the world’s most important markets for our machines, systems and consulting services in process technology,” explains Dennis Kemmann, Managing Director of the BHS-Sonthofen Group. “Due to the vast present and future potential that we see, we decided to expand our market presence by opening our own sales company. BHS will take over all employees of the former sales partner Shanghai JMC Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd. The new sales company will take up operations with a team of five employees.
The BHS Filtration Technology division is experiencing continuously increasing demand on the Chinese market. The portfolio of BHS, which was recently expanded by the products of the newly acquired company AVA with the solution ranges drying, reacting, mixing and granulating, primarily targets the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Together, the two companies are now increasingly offering technology and consulting services on the Chinese market that cover the entire process from reaction and solid-liquid separation through to drying.
BHS-Sonthofen Process Solutions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is the second Chinese subsidiary of BHS alongside the production site in Tianjin for mixing, crushing and recycling solutions.
About BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
BHS-Sonthofen is an owner-operated group of companies in the field of machinery and plant engineering based in Sonthofen, Germany. The company offers mechanical process technology solutions and consulting services with a focus on mixing, crushing, recycling and filtration. BHS-Sonthofen has a global presence with more than 400 employees and several subsidiaries.
Opting for the right technology in solid-liquid filtration plays a key role in increasing efficiency and implementing process optimizations in large plants. BHS-Sonthofen has been specializing in cake filtration for over 60 years. The first rotary pressure filter was developed as early as 1953. The Filtration Technology division manufactures filters and filtration systems for mechanical solid-liquid separation using pressure or vacuum filtration. BHS-Sonthofen not only offers its customers a comprehensive product range.
One of the central tasks in every project is examining each process step with the customer and weighing up different alternatives against each other before selecting the best solution for the specific case and implementing it. The focus is on processes in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and plastics industries, oil and gas as well as energy and resource extraction.
About AVA GmbH & Co. KG
AVA GmbH & Co. KG, based in Herrsching am Ammersee, provides machines and system solutions for mixing, drying, and reaction processes. The product range of the company, which was founded in 1991, comprises both horizontal and vertical technologies. The in-depth process technology expertise held by a creative and highly experienced team, the outstanding quality of the technical implementation, as well as comprehensive service and consulting have ensured a leading position in the relevant markets for decades.
Process technologies from AVA are used in numerous industrial applications. AVA became a member of the BHS-Sonthofen Group in 2018.