Bühler Motor

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Bühler Motor Group
Group
Industry Drive technology
Founded 25 June 1925
Headquarters Nuremberg, Germany
Key people
Peter Muhr, President & CEO
Products DC/BLDC motors, gear motors and pumps
Revenue approx. 255 million (2015)
Number of employees
approx. 1700 (2015)
Website www.buehlermotor.com

Bühler Motor with headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany develops and manufactures demanding custom-made, and reliable drive solutions with DC/BLDC motors and gear motors and pumps.

With approximately 1700 employees at ten locations in Europe, the USA and Asia [1] the Bühler Motor Group is one of the leading manufacturer of the branch. The company's strategic markets include the automotive industry (e.g. the drivetrain area, engine and passenger compartments, interior),[2] the healthcare equipment market,[3] the aviation industry (aircraft seat adjustment systems)[4] and industrial solutions in the field of building automation, agriculture, transportation and pumps etc.[5]

Bühler Motor is certified for its quality management system under ISO/TS 16949:2009 and for its environmental management system under DIN EN ISO 14001:2004. The Nuremberg and Monheim locations are also certified for its medical management system under EN ISO13485:2003/AC:2009 since 2014.[6]

History[7][edit]

The Company was founded 1855 as a clock manufacturer by brothers Adolf and Karl Heinrich Bühler in Triberg/Black Forest. The company was purchased (MBO) by the great-grandfather of the current partner, Josef Furtwängler (1862-1926) and was renamed in “Gebrüder Bühler Nachfolger Furtwängler”.

The production of drive technology moved to Nuremberg under the trade name “Gebrüder Bühler Nachfolger GmbH”. The first Bühler motor, so-called “brass motor” was produced in 1955. Construction of a new subsidiary plant in Monheim, Bavaria in 1960. In 1969 the first automotive applications were produced for Delco Electronics, USA. In 1974 “Buehler Products Inc” was founded in Kinston, North Carolina, USA. In 1983 headquarters USA, development center and second USA production site was opened in Cary, North Carolina, USA. In 1994 a new production site “Bühler Motor s.r.o.” was opened in Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic; expansions of the plant in 1998 and 2001.

The Headquarters and all subsidiaries were renamed 1998 in “Bühler Motor”. In the same year the subsidiary “Buehler Motor Ltd.” in Hong Kong was founded with production facilities in Huizhou in China. In 2002 the production plant in Chihuahua, Mexico was founded. In 2003 the North American production moved from Kinston, North Carolina, USA to Chihuahua, Mexico. In 2006 “Buehler Motor Zhuhai Ltd.” in the PR China was founded and constructed. In 2009 setup of the North American Tech Center (NATC) in Morrisville, North Carolina, USA. In 2012 a sales office in Shanghai in the PR China was opened. A representative office in Yokohama, Japan was founded in 2015.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bühler Motor Figures and Facts". www.buehlermotor.de. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Automotive Solutions". www.buehlermotor.de. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Healthcare Solutions". www.buehlermotor.de. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Aviation". www.buehlermotor.de. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  5. ^ "Industrial Solutions". www.buehlermotor.de. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Zertifizierte Qualität". www.buehlermotor.de. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Geschichte". www.buehlermotor.de. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  8. ^ "Bühler Motor with new Representative Office in Japan". www.buehlermotor.de. Retrieved 2016-01-28. 

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