Bucher Municipal has successfully steered a major lift and shift project over a three-year period: the production of compact sweepers was relocated from Niederweningen, Switzerland and from Dorking, England to Ventspils, Latvia, while the production of truck-mounted sweepers was moved from Ventspils to Dorking. Five assembly lines were relocated, 150 new employees were hired in Latvia, knowledge was shared and built up, and in particular the relationship and the interaction across three locations were strengthened.

“With this relocation job we at Bucher Municipal have taken knowledge exchange to the next level.”


Gary Ward,
responsible for relocating a production line from Dorking to Ventspils

"We all agree: It’s not easy to tackle such a major project. But by all pulling together, we succeeded."

Thomas Emmenegger
managed the relocation from Niederweningen to Ventspils

Vineta Priede
HR manager, hired new employees in Ventspils.


Success story from the 2018 annual report