Equipment

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, analyze 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

Bucher Emhart Glass’s support consist 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 optimize 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 in

2020

2019

%

%1)

%2)

Order intake

317

524

−‍39.5

−‍37.0

−‍37.1

Net sales

421

487

−‍13.5

−‍10.0

−‍9.5

Order book

155

271

−‍42.6

−‍40.2

−‍40.2

Operating profit (EBITDA)

53

74

−‍28.4

as % of net sales

12.7%

15.3%

Operating profit (EBIT)

44

66

−‍32.4

as % of net sales

10.5%

13.5%

Number of employees at 31 December

1’611

1’770

−‍9.0

−‍9.0

Average number of employees during year

1’688

1’755

−‍3.8

−‍3.5

1) Adjusted for currency effects
2) Adjusted for currency, acquisition and divestment effects

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