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A decade of excellence and innovation


A decade of excellence and innovation

Contributor: Dorota Zoldosova, Head of Marketing and Communications, Sulzer Chemtech Ltd.

Sulzer celebrates 10th anniversary in Allschwil

Sulzer Chemtech’s center of excellence in Allschwil, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland, was established in 2009 following the acquisition and integration of Kühni. Since then, the facility has grown into an expert hub for the delivery of state-of-the-art process plants. Sulzer, the leader in separation and mixing technology, celebrated this success by holding a 10th anniversary event this May.

SulzerDuring the celebrations, Philipp Süess, Senior Vice President of Separation Technology, Region Europe, Russia, Africa at Sulzer Chemtech and Miguel Peña, Head of Process Plants and Site Manager at the Allschwil site for Sulzer, explored the past, present and future of Sulzer’s center of excellence in Allschwil and the company’s capabilities in process plant creation.

Both speakers emphasized how, over the last ten years, Sulzer’s process technology center in Allschwil has grown to support and strengthen the company’s leading role in separation and mixing technology. The facility is now a provider of complete turnkey plants, offering valuable support to a broad range of process industries worldwide. In addition, Sulzer is now able to support process plant development projects with local points of contact in the U.S.A., India, China and South East Asia.


Philipp Süess, Senior Vice President of Separation Technology, Region Europe, Russia, Africa at Sulzer Chemtech.

“It has been ten very fruitful years since Sulzer’s acquisition of Kühni, during which we have been continuously improving the excellence of our products and services, encouraging partnerships between Sulzer centers worldwide, rewarding innovation and maintaining a leadership role in the processing technology sector.” Highlighted Philipp Süess.

“In this time, the facility has continued to grow and expand, creating new jobs,” explained Miguel Peña. The center currently employs nearly 80 permanent workers whilst hosting Sulzer’s employees from other locations and centers worldwide. With the introduction of an employee exchange program, Sulzer has been supporting the development of its staff, which can share and learn new skills and competencies. Philip Süess added: “This program has been particularly successful and is proven by the positive feedback we are receiving.


Miguel Peña, Head of Process Plants and Site Manager at the Allschwil site for Sulzer.

“This project is one of the reasons why the staff at Allschwil are extremely delighted to celebrate the center turning ten. Sulzer values its team and recognizes their importance as a key asset. The drive, ambition, knowledge and expertise of Sulzer’s employees truly helped to make Allschwil a center of excellence.”

Miguel Peña concluded: “I immediately recognized the huge potential of the Process Plant unit when I joined Sulzer and I believe the entire staff is moving in the right direction to fully unleash their capabilities. The future is certainly bright for our center of excellence in Allschwil.”

About Sulzer:

Sulzer’s core strengths are flow control and applicators. We specialize in pumping solutions and services for rotating equipment, as well as separation, mixing and application technology.

The Chemtech division is represented in all important industrial countries and sets standards in the field of mass transfer and static mixing with its advanced and innovative solutions. The product offering ranges from process components to complete separation process plants. The customer support covers engineering services for separation and reaction technology and tower field services to perform tray and packing installation, tower maintenance, welding, and plant turnaround projects. Our customers benefit from a network of over 180 production and service sites around the world. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2018, we achieved sales of CHF 3.4 billion with around 15’500 employees. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN).

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