BHS-Sonthofen Group

We are an owner-operated group of companies specialized in machinery and plant engineering. The group is headquartered in Sonthofen, Germany. Our experts offer mechanical process technology solutions and consulting services for mechanical and thermal process technology with a focus on filtration, mixing & crushing, recycling, as well as drying and reaction processes. The Group has a global presence, with more than 470 employees and nine subsidiaries.

FILTRATION

We are the experts in caking filtration – drawing on our in-depth know-how, we determine the most suitable separation solution for you.

MIXING & CRUSHING

We have been pioneers of mixing and crushing technology for more than a century. Our processes define industry standards.

RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENT

We are the leading provider of technology for processing metal-bearing composite materials and a specialist for hazardous and organic waste. Owing to our know-how and innovative processes and systems, we provide comprehensive recycling solutions.

DRYING & REACTION

Our subsidiary AVA specializes in individually tailored solutions in the fields of drying, mixing, reacting, evaporating, sterilizing and granulating.

News

New Area Sales Manager in the Recycling & Environment business

06. July 2020
Ulrich Kanzleiter has been new Area Sales Manager in the Recycling & Environment business since 1 June 2020. His focus is on Eastern Europe, Austria and the Benelux countries.

New process from BHS avoids hazards in recycling of lithium-ion batteries

02. July 2020
While the relevance of batteries and accumulators as storage media is increasing significantly, their recycling is linked to challenges. BHS-Sonthofen has developed a safe process for the recycling of batteries and accumulators in several research projects. A continuous gas-tight process from the shredder to the dryer, where the electrolytes evaporate, reliably prevents fires and the escape of toxic gases.

Concrete for Europe’s biggest wind farm

16. June 2020
Mixing concrete for more than 1100 windmills of Europe’s biggest wind farm is no small task. Which is why Tecwill Oy, a Finnish expert for concrete batching plants, puts his trust in a twin-shaft batch mixer from BHS-Sonthofen. The mixer produces four cubic meters of fiber concrete per batch and allows for casting up to three windmill bases per day. Tecwill and his customer particularly praise the mixer for its reliability and the efficiency of the time- and cost-saving mixing principle.

Less wear for economically efficient processing of ASR

19. May 2020
A BHS-Sonthofen rotor impact mill (type RPMX) has been in operation at Jansen Shredder Recycling BV in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, for the fine processing of automotive shredder residues (ASR) for almost a year. Thanks to years of experience in the processing of metal-bearing waste materials, the experts from Sonthofen found the optimal machine for processing abrasive materials. Wear costs at Jansen have significantly decreased since.

The right mix for the new Aberdeen South Harbour

15. May 2020
Dragados UK & Ireland, a construction branch of the Spanish ACS Group, is using mixing technology from BHS-Sonthofen to produce concrete in the £350 million expansion of Aberdeen Harbour in Scotland. A total of approximately 9,000 accropodes are manufactured with the concrete and used as the outer armour for the north and south breakwaters. To this end, Industrias Leblan provided Dragados with a mixing unit including a BHS twin-shaft batch mixer.

Largest mixer in the corporate history of BHS

01. April 2020
After winning an international tender, BHS-Sonthofen was commissioned with constructing the largest mixer in the company’s history. An Indian zinc mine operator required a mixer with a very large filling capacity. The proven Combimix system with overflow was custom-built by BHS-Sonthofen in this extraordinary size and shipped off to India. Ease of maintenance, implementation of all customer requirements and a local service office convinced the Indian customer to opt for BHS-Sonthofen.

Generating fresh value from organic waste

14. January 2020
The Association for Waste Management Kempten (Zweckverband für Abfallwirtschaft Kempten – ZAK) has been using a new biomass treatment plant since May 2019. Technology worth about €2.8 million in total now ensures that foreign matter is optimally removed from organic waste and green waste before fermentation. The plant-based elements have to be effectively decomposed in order to achieve the best result for the latter. That’s why a BHS-Sonthofen Biogrinder is now used to process and shred this material. Its low power consumption and very good shredding results, even for challenging input material, are what make it stand out.

BHS-Sonthofen acquires control technology provider Thoma

07. January 2020
BHS-Sonthofen considerably expanded its portfolio in all things control technology at the turn of the year. Its newly founded subsidiary BHS Control Systems GmbH & Co. KG. acquired Thoma Elektrosteuerungsanlagen GmbH from Babenhausen near Memmingen as part of an asset purchase agreement on 1 January 2020. This will allow BHS-Sonthofen to significantly expand its expertise in the area of control technology. Alongside Thoma’s existing business fields, BHS Control Systems is taking on the tasks of planning and implementing plant control systems for projects undertaken by BHS-Sonthofen and AVA GmbH & Co. KG, the latter of which was acquired in 2018.

BHS-Sonthofen launches new sales company in China

30. October 2019
BHS-Sonthofen is opening a sales company in China on 1 November 2019. The new subsidiary of the German mechanical engineering company will primarily focus on process technology solutions for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries under the company name BHS-Sonthofen Process Solutions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

The finishing touch for concrete sands: Stevin Rock relies on rotor centrifugal crushers from BHS-Sonthofen

25. September 2019
The sand found in the high-strength concrete used to construct Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s prestigious buildings must be pure and the particle shape needs to be cubical. Since the large quantities of natural sand in the region do not boast these properties, mine operator Stevin Rock manufactures the sought-after commodity out of limestone itself in UAE. Two rotor centrifugal crushers of type RSMX from BHS-Sonthofen have been used for the final – and crucial – finishing step since September 2018. The two RSMX crushers with TwinDrive break the particles down into the ideal shape, ensuring a consistently high sand quality

About BHS-Sonthofen

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

Global support team

From its headquarters is southern Germany, the BHS Group maintains eight locations around the world.