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Buhler acquires pelleting die manufacturer Tijdhof

The Buhler Technology Group acquired the company Tijdhof Persmatrijzen, headquarters in Oldenzaal, Netherlands, effective from the end of April 2011. This manufacturer of dies and rollers for feed pellet mills will be integrated in the Feed & Biomass business unit. The acquisition allows Buhler to strengthen its Customer Service and to enlargen its customer base.

Tijdhof Persmatrijzen, which was set up 30 years ago, specializes in the manufacture of high-grade pelleting dies and rollers, which it supplies to the animal feed and biomass industries worldwide. The family-owned company, which boasts cutting-edge production equipment and operates its own vacuum hardening shop, will be integrated in Feed & Biomass business units of Buhler (Grain Processing division). The management and the roughly 20 employees will be retained in the company, which will be continued under the Buhler Tijdhof product brand.

The acquisition now allows Buhler to supply its customers with all the wear and spare parts of a pellet mill from its own single in-house source, including consulting services. This once again moves Buhler a step closer to its customers and unlocks additional new markets. To date, the pelleting dies were pur-chased from outside sources.

In the production of animal feeds or wood pellets, the material is forced through the holes of a die. The quality of the die has a crucial impact on its service life so that customers attach the utmost importance to its manufacturing quality and precision.

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