Buhler Aeroglide has increased its market share in drying raw materials by forming a license agreement with Ronning Engineering Company, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, USA.
The license agreement includes the utilization of Ronning’s drying technology for specific market segments like biomass.
Combining the rotary drying technology with the existing competence in drying technology gives Buhler Aeroglide a leadership position in those markets for future growth.
The license agreement completes Buhler Aeroglide’s portfolio of convection drying technologies and allows the offering of complete solutions for special market segments such as biomass.
Buhler Aeroglide is the worldwide centre for Thermal Processing Competence for the entire Buhler Group.
The new agreement continues the trend of exciting innovation and expansion that has intensified in the last two years for Buhler Aeroglide. It also solidifies its position as the world’s largest conveyor drier supplier.
Tom Mix, senior vice president of worldwide sales, comments on the agreement: “This represents not only an excellent marriage of two technologies but also of corporate cultures and industry talents that will continue to build on our leadership in the industry."
Buhler Aeroglide, a subsidiary of Uzwil, Switzerland based Buhler Group, manufactures equipment in its factory in Raleigh, NC.
Founded in 1940, the company has emerged as the pre-eminent manufacturer of thermal processing equipment. The company supplies industrial driers, roasters, toasters, ovens and coolers.
Ronning Engineering, founded in 1963, is a leader in the rotary drying industry. The company has extensive experience in biomass, ethanol and agricultural applications.