Technical building services, foodstuffs and refrigeration: just three examples of the new fields that BUHLMANN GROUP has been developing since the 1st of August. Among other things, we will be focussing on the foodstuffs industry, technical building services, and compressed air and firefighting systems.
“We also aim to incorporate other fields in order to establish an even broader base”, explains Arno Hofmann. He is the managing director of the new subsidiary company and, together with his team, appreciates the prevailing conditions at the BUHLMANN GROUP: “We are in a very good starting position thanks to the existing infrastructure and departments such as logistics and IT, as well as the range of products and our large warehouse capacity. Of course, the new automated small parts storage system plays an important role in guaranteeing fast and flexible delivery. Cooperation with our surface coating partner Surfection, located in the immediate neighbourhood, enables us to offer additional benefits, which we also aim to utilise.”
Arno Hofmann also sees great opportunities in the market with existing customer potential: “Here, we are not concentrating on our customers´” product pipelines, but rather on their technical building services”, he explains, adding: “In addition, BUHLMANN Industrie Technik offers materials for dealing with water and wastewater, as well as for compressed air and firefighting piping.” They are available in carbon or stainless steel as well as in boiler tube grades.
Uncharted territory for BUHLMANN
“We also intend to win customers from previously non-BUHLMANN sectors and similarly consider their needs”, says Arno Hofmann. This includes, for example, the foodstuffs industry and here, among others, the beverages industry. “For example, we can not only supply a dairy with the materials required for building services but also for its supply and disposal lines”, he explains. “In the long term, we aim to be positioned in such a way that we can create a range of synergies for our customers and order different products to meet different needs right from within our group”, outlined Arno Hofmann, explaining one of BUHLMANN Industrie Technik´s goals.
The remaining goals are clearly defined: “We intend to become one of the most important players in our field, just as BUHLMANN is already in other industries”, explains Arno Hofmann, adding: “However, to achieve this we first have to make our presence felt and prove ourselves in the market.” He is an ideal player for achieving this – after all, Arno Hofmann is no stranger to the industry: “Whether industry, civil engineering, domestic services and building services engineering, foodstuffs production or various other market segments – I have worked in all these fields, and introducd and successfully distributed new products on the German market”, he explains.