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 technical solutions and consulting services for mechanical and thermal process technology. Our experts focusing on filtration, drying, mixing, shredding, and recycling form the basis for our success. Our company has a global presence with 500 employees, three production facilities, and nine subsidiaries. With the Process Technology, Building Material Machinery, and Recycling & Environment divisions, we realize innovative and efficient solutions for customers in a variety of industry sectors around the world.

PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

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.

BUILDING MATERIALS MACHINERY

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.

RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENT

We are the leading provider of technology for metal recovery and a specialist in the treatment of hazardous waste. Owing to our extensive know-how, innovative processes and plants, we provide comprehensive recycling solutions.

News

BHS-Sonthofen delivers two indexing belt filters for the production of plastics

04. March 2021
BHS-Sonthofen has delivered to the U.S. a system comprising two indexing belt filters for use in the manufacture of intermediates for a particularly tear-resistant plastic. To meet the high-quality requirements for the industry, BHS designed a cascade reflux wash for treating the filter cake, which ensures reduced water consumption for the necessary retention time. Before delivery, extensive lab and pilot testing was conducted in BHS’s American test center.

BHS-Sonthofen consolidates process technology expertise within company

28. January 2021
BHS-Sonthofen is bringing together its collective process expertise in filtration, mixing, drying, granulation, sterilization and reaction in the newly created Process Technology division. As of 1 January 2021, AVA GmbH & Co. KG and the Filtration Technology division have been operating jointly under the BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology GmbH & Co. KG name with headquarters in Sonthofen and a site in Herrsching. Their activities are targeted primarily at the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

New gas-tight process implemented in Scandinavia for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries

02. November 2020
Various hazards are associated with the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. In various research projects, BHS-Sonthofen has developed a new, innovative process that is being used for the first time in Scandinavia: A completely gas-tight process reliably prevents fires and the escape of toxic gases.

BHS-Sonthofen’s mixing technology used to modernize the Afsluitdijk in the Netherlands

01. September 2020
The Netherlands is protected from flooding by a 32 km long dam: the Afsluitsdijk. This impressive structure – the total area of which is around 700,000 square meters – is in the process of being completely modernized and expanded. For this purpose, innovative concrete blocks from Holcim Coastal B.V. are being used. To ensure the blocks are of an equally high quality, they opted for strong partners in terms of mixing technology and plant engineering: BHS-Sonthofen and Loke BV. BHS is delivering the mixer for the expansion of the production facility in Alphen aan den Rijn, where the concrete for the project is to be mixed. Loke BV took over the construction of the plant.

Indian company uses BHS Biogrinder to process rice straw

26. August 2020
At its biogas plant near Chandigarh in the state of Punjab, the Indian company Source Facility uses a BHS Biogrinder to process paddy straw, coconut shells and other organic waste materials. The Biogrinder works for multiple feed materials and allows for an efficient biogas production process.

BHS-Sonthofen launches a new version of the Biogrinder on the market

15. July 2020
BHS-Sonthofen has launched a new, completely redesigned version of the successful Biogrinder on the market. The Biogrinder is used in biomass processing, where it ensures that biogas is generated efficiently and production is accelerated. The machine is now fitted with a disk rotor and stainless-steel components, making it stand out thanks to its improved durability and flexibility.

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.

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