Equipment

Glasformungsanlage von Bucher Emhart Glass

Container forming is the heart of the production process, where the gob is formed and pressed and blown into its final form. Here at the hot end, Bucher Emhart Glass is the world’s leading supplier. At the cold end, the inspection equipment verifies container quality and integrity at the highest levels. And now Bucher Emhart Glass continues to lead the industry by bringing both processes across the hot and the cold end together.

Automation

Through the innovative automation systems and associated technology of Bucher Emhart Glass, glass plants will be able to read, analyse and automatically react to glass container inspection data, enabling them to achieve greater performance, reliability and profitability. With full traceability through the entire production process, all production information and inspection results can be attached to an individual glass container.

“End to End” support

End-to-End-Unterstützung von Bucher Emhart Glass für Kundinnen und Kunden

Bucher Emhart Glass’s support consists of three pillars: care, empower and academy. Care is what keeps the machines running: original parts, a comprehensive package of service programs and repair. To empower the customer, experienced glass production personnel provide specific operational support for the production teams and help them to optimise the machines. With the academy, Bucher Emhart Glass lives up to its mission to share knowledge in glass production and inspection, so that the next generation takes the experience and expertise and adds to it.

“In terms of quality, health and environmental compatibility, glass containers are the ideal packaging. For over 100 years, we have been equipping production lines for customers who make glass bottles – more than 40% of total world output.”

Matthias Kümmerle
Bucher Emhart Glass division president

Key figures Bucher Emhart Glass

CHF million

Change

2021

2020

%

%1)

Order intake

522

317

64.7

62.6

Net sales

394

421

−‍6.4

−‍7.7

Order book

285

155

83.8

81.4

Operating profit (EBITDA)

71

53

33.6

% of net sales

18.1%

12.7%

Operating profit (EBIT)

62

44

40.4

% of net sales

15.8%

10.5%

Number of employees at 31 December

1’563

1’611

−‍3.0

Average number of employees

1’577

1’688

−‍6.6

1) Adjusted for currency effects

Composition and calculation of additional performance measures that are not defined by Swiss GAAP FER.