BHS-Sonthofen Group

BHS-Sonthofen is an owner-operated group of companies specialized in machinery and plant engineering. The Group is headquartered in Sonthofen, Germany. In keeping with our mission “Transforming Materials into Value,” we offer innovative process solutions, technologies and consultancy services in the Process Technology, Building Material Machinery and Recycling Technology divisions.  Having our experts focus on filtration, drying, reacting, mixing, shredding and recycling in the area of mechanical, thermal and chemical process technology is the basis for our success. Our company has a global presence with 600 employees, four production facilities and nine subsidiaries. We realize innovative and efficient solutions for customers in a variety of industry sectors around the world.


In the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, we are experts for filtration, drying, mixing and reacting – drawing on our in-depth know-how, we determine the most suitable process solution for you.


We have been pioneers of mixing and crushing technology for the production of building materials since over than a century. Our processes define industry standards.


We are the leading provider of technology for metal recovery and recycling specialist for processing industrial waste. We create long-term added value for our customers using our process expertise, innovative process solutions and broad technology portfolio.


Garrett Bergquist takes over as new President and General Manager at US site in Charlotte

July 9, 2024
BHS-Sonthofen announces the appointment of Garrett Bergquist as new President and General Manager of BHS-Sonthofen Inc. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, BHS-Sonthofen Inc. is the wholly owned subsidiary of BHS. Garrett Bergquist brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the engineering and filtration industries.

A little prick that saves lives: joint blood donation campaign in Sonthofen

July 8, 2024
On July 8, 2024, BHS-Sonthofen, Voith and SWW Oberallgäu Wohnungsbau GmbH organized a joint blood drive on the Voith premises in Sonthofen. Around 100 employees and their relatives responded to the call from the participating companies and the Bavarian Red Cross (BRK). The donors thus made an important contribution to the safe supply of blood.

IFAT 2024: BHS focuses on metal recovery and battery recycling

March 5, 2024
BHS-Sonthofen will be focusing on metal recovery from metal-containing waste materials such as electric and electronic scrap (WEEE), incinerator bottom ash (IBA) and automotive shredder residue (ASR) at this year’s IFAT (Booth B4-351/450). A second focus topic is the efficient and safe recycling of lithium-ion batteries.

Rapax wins "Good Design Award 2023"

January 22, 2024
At the end of December, BHS-Sonthofen won the internationally renowned "Good Design Award" in the "Industrial" category for the RAPAX. The intelligent design of the high-performance pre-shredder, which was developed in collaboration with the industrial design company DT Design Tech, impressed the jury. The Good Design Award is considered the world's oldest design prize.

Sustainable energy for BHS in Slovakia: ERDF subsidizes photovoltaic system

January 8, 2024
BHS-Sonthofen (Slovakia) s.r.o. receives indirect subsidies from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for a large photovoltaic system. The photovoltaic system has been in operation since December 2023 and will reach its full capacity of 270 kilowatts (kW) at the end of January.

BHS-Sonthofen receives order for BASF battery recycling plant

September 1, 2023
BHS-Sonthofen is supplying BASF with a plant for the mechanical reprocessing of lithium-ion batteries into black mass. This marks the third large-scale plant for BHS, with the first one having operated successfully for over a year. As a result, customers can benefit from the combined experience and know-how of BHS, providing them with increased investment security.

BHS-Sonthofen Welcomes the Impressive Endress+Hauser Show Truck

July 10, 2023
BHS-Sonthofen employees had a unique opportunity to learn about the latest process engineering components in detail on 10 July 2023. Endress+Hauser’s impressive show truck stopped at the Sonthofen factory premises, and their application consultants were on hand to answer questions.

BHS-Sonthofen Supports Local Fire Department with €10,000 Donation

March 7, 2023
BHS-Sonthofen supports the Sonthofen Fire Department with a donation of €10,000 for the purchase of new equipment. With the two wastewater pumps already acquired, the fire department is now equipped with modern technology to provide rapid and effective assistance in the event of flooded basements, weirs or other flood damage.

Over 1,000 years of employee service celebrated

December 1, 2022
BHS-Sonthofen now had reason to celebrate: 52 employees at the German sites in Sonthofen, Herrsching am Ammersee and Babenhausen will look back on a total of more than 1,000 years of operation in 2022 - more than twice as many as the company can count with its 400-year history.

AOK Soccer Camp 2022 - Kicking like the pros

August 24, 2022
... was the motto for around 180 young soccer players at the second AOK soccer camp of FC Oberstdorf. From August 2-4 and 9-11, ball-loving children and young people met at Oberstdorf's Oybele Stadium for joint training. The camp was made possible by the active support of regional sponsors, including BHS-Sonthofen.

BHS-Sonthofen supports local fire department with a €10,000 donation

December 21, 2021
Mechanical engineering company BHS-Sonthofen supports the Sonthofen fire department with a donation towards a new wastewater pump.

BHS-Sonthofen wins medium-sized business award “BAVARIA’S BEST 50”

October 7, 2021
Every year, the “BAVARIA’S BEST 50” award honors owner-managed companies in Bavaria that have achieved above-average employee and sales growth in the previous five years. Dennis Kemmann, Managing Director of BHS-Sonthofen, accepted the award in person from the Bavarian State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Roland Weigert, at the Munich Residence.

About BHS-Sonthofen

We assist you in solving complex technical challenges with our machines and systems.

Global support team

From its headquarters in Southern Germany, the BHS Group maintains eight locations around the world.