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Agreement between Bühler and swisca, installed fleet of Bühler high precision scales surpasses 150,000

10 December 20202 min reading
Johannes Wick, CEO Grains & Food at Bühler

Bühler and swisca announced that they have been able to settle their intellectual property dispute out of court. swisca and Bühler have agreed on how to compensate the use of Bühler’s intellectual property and know-how, which enabled the rapid market entry of swisca. The parties have agreed not to disclose the settlement.

Several long-standing Bühler employees terminated their employment contracts with Bühler in February 2018 and founded the company swisca in September 2018. swisca operates in the market as a competitor of Bühler in certain product segments.

Due to the rapid market entry of swisca, a dispute arose between the parties regarding the use of intellectual property and know-how by swisca. The parties had different views on this matter and the facts of the case were subject to legal proceedings.

Bühler and swisca are pleased to announce that they have been able to settle their dispute out of court. swisca and Bühler have agreed on how to compensate the use of Bühler's intellectual property and know-how, which enabled the rapid market entry of swisca. The parties have agreed not to disclose the settlement.

swisca and Bühler look forward to fair competition after the settlement of their dispute and are convinced that this is in the interest of customers.

OVER 150,000 BUHLER SCALES NOW IN OPERATION

In 2020, the installed base of high-quality, high-precision Bühler scales has surpassed 150,000 units operating in the field. Bühler's weighing and dosing solutions build on more than 100 years of knowledge. The company consistently collects and analyzes feedback from this enormous installed base worldwide. It has continuously translated these learnings into improvements for existing products and feeds them into new platforms and product generations such as Tubex Pro.

Bühler's Tubex Pro is displayed at Hannover Messe 2019

Bühler has unique operational experience throughout different weighing and dosing products and all production environments. For a few years now, Bühler is coupling this production knowledge with its latest digital solutions enabled through advanced connectivity and its digital platform, Bühler Insights. This makes weighing solutions crucial for plant improvements, allowing for more yield, more traceability, and better remote support.

"For us, this is only the next step to further enhance the most comprehensive and value driven weighing and dosing products and services in our industry," says Johannes Wick, CEO Bühler Grains & Food.

Find more information on Bühler's weighing and dosing solutions here.

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