The agreement enables customers to purchase high-value technologies for filtration and drying from BHS, and benefit from bundled process expertise and after-sales service from a single source.
With the partnership, BHS is significantly increasing its focus on Southern Europe.
“Of course, the market is highly competitive,” says Martin Specht, Area Sales Manager at BHS-Sonthofen, who is responsible for Italy. “But it also offers huge potential. With our new partner Soitra, we have found the right experts to help Italian companies in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and food and feed industries to improve and increase their production. Soitra is an experienced and well-established supplier of filtration and drying technology in the respective industry segments.”
The first joint project is already underway. “This project certainly marks a first milestone. We are very much looking forward to meeting interested market players in the coming weeks and months to promote and offer our technology and consulting services for filtration and drying applications,” says Specht.
Based in Milan, Soitra is a family-owned company founded in 1956. Soitra supplies both single machines and components from BHS-Sonthofen as well as complete process lines including after-sales services and maintenance. The Italian company also conducts laboratory tests and runs pilot systems to investigate potential technological solutions.
“With our expertise across many process steps, we can provide our customers with comprehensive support in the implementation of process engineering systems. We want to continuously develop our portfolio, for example for the chemical industry, and thus continue our growth,” says Gianpiero Raffa, managing director of Soitra. “We are therefore excited to introduce BHS technology to Italian manufacturers.”