L.B. Bohle Maschinen + Verfahren GmbH has taken advantage of the 2014 business year to prepare itself for the future with investments of several millions. The newly built Technology Center at the Ennigerloh headquarters was inaugurated in March 2015. "Together with customers, partners and scientists, we can now draw on an ideal development platform to achieve a breakthrough in continuous production and push forward its practical application," said Lorenz Bohle. Moreover, the owner of the company has rejuvenated the management team at the beginning of the year. Sales Manager Tim Remmert was promoted to the management board. Dr. Hubertus Rehbaum (Research & Development) and Thorsten Wesselmann (Technical Operation) will be more closely involved in the management.
Leading position defended
"We have defended our leading position in the 2014 business year and made further investments in innovations," said Lorenz Bohle. The gradual development of lean production in Plant 3 has made further progress. Therefore we have achieved further optimization of the production processes within a very short period of time. Faster delivery is leveraged as a competitive edge in the sales offensive. "We are striving to achieve double-digit growth in the current business year and have already generated a large proportion of the envisaged order intake," commented Lorenz Bohle with optimism. The contacts established at ACHEMA are to provide further impetus.
Platform for knowledge transfer
At the Bohle Technology Center, customers, scientists and cooperation partners can draw on an ideal platform for the advancement of continuous production processes. In the high-tech building with impressive architecture, solutions for direct compression, wet granulation and dry compacting are presented. "Permanent measuring, monitoring and control of the production throughout the entire process is decisive for the customers," explained Lorenz Bohle. According to Lorenz Bohle, there still is vast potential in the development of innovative continuous production processes.
The owner of the company has also set the course for future growth through personnel changes. "Our long-standing Sales Manager Tim Remmert joined the management board in early 2015 and is going to assume additional responsibility for strategic tasks," explained Lorenz Bohle. Moreover, the Manager Scientific Operations, Dr. Hubertus Rehbaum, was promoted to the management team as Assistant Managing Director. Thorsten Wesselmann has taken on the position of Head of Technical Operation.
Focus on growth
The financial situation of L.B. Bohle Maschinen + Verfahren GmbH remained sound in 2014. "We have maintained our equity ratio of about 50 percent," Lorenz Bohle reported. Investments are financed through ongoing business activities. "With a sales offensive, the rejuvenated management team and potential cooperation partners, we are optimally prepared for 2015," said Lorenz Bohle.