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 more than 470 employees, international subsidiaries and representations in more than 70 countries.

Our portfolio

We assist you in solving process engineering challenges

FILTRATION

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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

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MIXING & CRUSHING

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

RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENT

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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

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DRYING & REACTION

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

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

bauma CHINA 2020

24.11.-27.11.2020 | Shanghai (China)
Hall E7, booth 538

ICBR 2020

16.09.-18.09.2020 | Salzburg (Austria)
Stand 25

IE Expo China 2020

13.08.-15.08.2020 | Shanghai (China)
Hall E4, booth B05

Pollutec 2020

01.12.-04.12.2020 | Lyon (France)

E-Waste Expo 2020

18.11.-19.11.2020 | Frankfurt/Main (Germany)

Recycling Gorinchem 2020

17.11.-19.11.2020 | Gorinchem (Netherlands)

ACHEMA 2021

14.06.-18.06.2021 | Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Hall 5, Booth C34

Hillhead 2021

22.06.-24.06.2021 | Hillhead Quarry Buxton (UK)
Booth B36

Intermat Paris 2021

19.04.-24.04.2021 | Paris (France)

bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2020

23.02.-26.02.2021 | Gurgaon/New Delhi (India)

News

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.

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.