We solve your process engineering challenges

Efficiently & across the globe

About BHS-Sonthofen

BHS-Sonthofen helps process engineering companies produce more in a better way: From mixing, crushing, recycling, filtering and drying to reacting – based on our process engineering expertise, we change raw materials so that they create new values for our customers.

Every day, thousands of customers worldwide benefit from our innovative products and services in the fields of mechanical, thermal and chemical process engineering, as well as from our tests and laboratory trial offers and services.

Our international customers come from a wide range of industrial sectors, from the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, through the building materials industry to the recycling and environmental sector. 

We are a globally leading technology company for process engineering solutions with more than 400 years of experience. We will continue to drive innovation and help shape the future of process engineering with 500 employees, international subsidiaries and representations in more than 70 countries.

Our portfolio

We assist you in solving process engineering challenges in various industries.

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.

BHS data & facts

We are a global player in mechanical engineering

Our success story

Our company – The story began in 1607

The origins of BHS-Sonthofen go back to the year 1607. What began as a diocesan iron-smelting works evolved into an internationally leading technology company.

Our sites

We are wherever you are 

Events

International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR) 2021

22.09.-24.09.2021 | Geneva (Switzerland)

Pollutec 2021

12.10.-15.10.2021 | Lyon (France)

SIM LILLE 2021

20.10.-22.10.2021 | Lille (France)
Booth L8

Vakbeurs Recycling (Gorinchem) 2021

16.11.-18.11.2021 | Gorinchem (The Netherlands)

IERC 2022

19.01.-21.01.2022 | Salzburg (Austria)

ACHEMA 2022

04.04.-08.04.2022 | Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Hall 5, Booth C34

bauma 2022

24.10.-30.10.2022 | Munich (Deutschland)

News

BHS-Sonthofen offers control solutions for complete recycling plants

04. May 2021
BHS-Sonthofen now offers turnkey control systems for complete plants in the field of recycling and environment thanks to the newly founded BHS Control Systems GmbH & Co. KG. The customer receives complete solutions tailored to their needs, including recycling, control, and automation technology from a single source. BHS provides assistance in transferring the control system to modern systems.

Waste management company based in southern Germany uses Rotorshredder from BHS-Sonthofen

13. April 2021
Choosing the right shredding solution is important when recycling aluminum and aluminum scrap. That’s why a waste management company located in southern Germany opted for the proven Rotorshredder (RS) from BHS-Sonthofen. This machine not only shreds the feed material, but also optimally breaks up composites, which results in fractions with a high degree of purity.

Automix has been a reliable partner in Belgium for 50 years

10. March 2021
Mixers from BHS-Sonthofen produce high-quality concrete all over the world - this is ensured, among other things, by reliable and long-standing partners who support and advise customers on site. One of these partners is Automix. Automix has been BHS' partner in Belgium for 50 years.

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.

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.

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