BHS-Sonthofen consolidates process technology expertise within company

AVA and Filtration Technology division merged to create BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology.

BHS-Sonthofen has brought together its collective process expertise in filtration, mixing, drying, grabulation, sterilisation and reaction in the newly created Process Technology division. Starting this year, AVA and the Filtration Technology division have been operating jointly under the BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology name from the headquarters in Sonthofen, Germany and a site in Herrsching.

Their activities are targeted primarily at the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

With its acquisition of AVA in 2018, BHS-Sonthofen expanded its range of solutions and consulting services in and around mixing, drying, granulation, sterilisation and reaction. BHS has consolidated its process expertise and portfolio of filtration technology and related products in the newly established BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology. This marks the final step in the process of integrating AVA into the group.

Dennis Kemmann, CEO of BHS-Sonthofen, commented: “Each of the business units serves specific industries. We work in partnership with customers primarily from the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, but also from the food production and other sectors, to develop process technology solutions.”

BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology provides system solutions as well as individual machines and components. The focus is on processing engineering acquired in a large number of different projects. One of its core businesses involves testing customer materials. BHS has expanded its testing capacity in market like the US in an effort to serve their customers from where they are.

Detlef Steidl, former senior sales director at Filtration Technology; and Volker Spies, former managing director at AVA; have been named to serve as the managing directors at BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology. The duo will continue efforts to develop innovative processes, and expand the global presence of the company in the core regions of Europe, Asia, and North America.

BHS offers a range of technology which it can draw on to provide the solution for the customer’s specific application. Its portfolio includes mixers for homogenisation of materials and solutions for mechanical solid-liquid separation, drying and reaction.