Forming equipment

Container forming is the heart of the glass container process, where the gob is formed and pressed and blown into its final form. Here, Bucher Emhart Glass is the world’s leading supplier. The hot end portfolio includes equipment for gob forming, container forming, ware handling, process products and sensors and control systems, as well as a comprehensive package of service programs and parts.

Inspection equipment

Bucher Emhart Glass inspection solutions verify container quality and integrity at the highest levels, combining high resolution vision systems, software, lighting, and reject systems for optimum system performance at production line speeds. The comprehensive selection of empty glass inspection solutions comprise machines for inline container inspection as well as statistical sampling.

End-to-end automation equipment

Through innovative automation systems and associated technology, glass plants will be able to record, analyze and automatically react to glass container inspection data, enabling them to achieve greater performance, reliability and profitability.

A unique code for full traceability

Bucher Emhart Glass offers the equipment needed for total traceability in the production process. This means that all production information and inspection results can be attached to an individual glass container. Having all its production information stored to the single bottle opens up new dimensions for the understanding and optimization of the container production process.

«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.»

Martin Jetter
Bucher Emhart Glass division president

Key figures Bucher Emhart Glass

CHF million

Change in

2018

2017

%

%1)

Order intake

498.9

448.9

11.1

7.6

Net sales

446.5

381.2

17.1

13.3

Order book

235.9

177.3

33.1

28.8

Operating profit (EBITDA)

55.8

36.4

53.3

as % of net sales

12.5%

9.6%

Operating profit (EBIT)

45.0

25.2

78.6

as % of net sales

10.1%

6.6%

Number of employees at 31 December

1 696

1 630

4.0

Average number of employees during year

1 652

1 634

1.1

1)Adjusted for currency effects