Cooperations Bring Together the Best of Science and Economy
On 1 July 1981, the success story of L.B. Bohle Maschinen + Verfahren GmbH began in Ennigerloh, Westphalia. After 35 years in which the company constantly developed further, the current business year is also marked by great success for the independent, medium-sized machine builder. CEO Lorenz Bohle and his team made the company a machine engineering specialist for pharmaceutical solids production. “The forecast for 2016 is very promising”, states the company founder
Lorenz Bohle. Our extensive machine portfolio for virtually all process steps and our strong position as a coating technology leader allows us to expect further growth for the current year.” Already in 2015, the company generated record sales of EUR 48 million.
The 2016 business year is strongly marked by the demand for coating machines. This year, we succeeded in installing coaters in Europe, North and South America and Asia. In particular the commissioning of four Bohle Film Coaters in India is a great sales success for us,” states Sales Manager Tim Remmert. “The coaters provide us with an excellent reference in the ever-growing Indian pharmaceuticals market,” continues Tim Remmert.
In addition to the sales successes, the further development of the continuous production plant in the Technology Center is an important topic for the current year. Numerous renowned customers already conducted tests with the pilot plant and expressed their enthusiasm about the functionality and the results.
In the past three years, L.B. Bohle spent several million euros on research and development. With this investment, the medium-sized company secures its top position among pharmaceutical suppliers in machine engineering.
In the Technology Center, L.B. Bohle has established cooperations with the Universities of Düsseldorf, Aachen and Rutgers University New Jersey to accelerate the development of processes and products. “These collaborations are a win-win situation for universities and companies,” states Lorenz Bohle. According to Prof. Peter Kleinebudde of Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, “we as researchers can now gain experience with continuous production along the entire process.
Two PhD students regularly come to Ennigerloh to carry out trials. The Technology Center enables us to conduct research on questions regarding continuous production, and we are glad to be part of this fascinating project.”
The machine builder from Ennigerloh also faces numerous interesting topics in the second half of 2016. The market introduction of the new tablet checker KA 280 is just around the corner. Furthermore, all steps for the generation shift in the company’s senior management will be completed by the end of the year.
L.B. Bohle will continue on its successful track in 2017.