Büttner partners with Swiss Combi to expand capabilities and services

Two-storey belt dryer from Swiss Combi in Germany (Image: Büttner)

Supplier of dryer systems Büttner Energie- und Trocknungstechnik, also a subsidiary of Siempelkamp Group, has announced a collaboration with W Kunz dryTec, also known as Swiss Combi, on sales, process engineering, automation, assembly, and commissioning in the dryer segment.

While Büttner manufactures drum dryers, tube bundle dryers and flash tube dryers, Swiss Combi develops and supplies belt dryers for the biomass and the particleboard industry.

Markus Kunz, managing director of Swiss Combi, said about the collaboration: “Büttner and Swiss Combi, two leading suppliers of drying solutions, combine their competences in the wood-based panel industry and will jointly offer belt dryers.

“In this partnership, Büttner benefits from Swiss Combi’s experience in belt dryer technology with more than 200 realised belt dryers in various industries worldwide.

“Swiss Combi profits by the broad customer network that Büttner and the Siempelkamp Group have at their disposal. In addition, the alliance allows us to offer customised solutions of energy systems combined with belt dryers and filter systems that will be cleaner by reducing emissions, and more efficient by utilising waste heat, for the benefit of our customers.”

Andreas Klug, managing director of Büttner, agreed: “Through the cooperation with Mr Kunz and his team, both we at Büttner and Swiss Combi are in a position to jointly offer complete drying solutions in belt dryers and the related process heat generation.

“This integrated solution from one source has been appreciated by our customers for quite some time and they increasingly decide in favor of a drum or flash tube dryer including an energy system from Büttner.”

Carsten Otto, head of Sales at Büttner, added: “Büttner has already presented the extended product range including the belt dryer at LIGNA 2023 in Hanover, which enables us to advise the customers fully independent of the system and offer tailor-made solutions.

“No matter, whether it is ‘just’ a dryer or whether we are planning the entire plant, first and foremost we take into account our customer’s wishes, as well as his raw materials as well as the available media, energy flows and fuels.

“Based on this, we develop the economical and efficient package consisting of energy generation, residual heat utilisation, drying equipment and, if necessary, environmental technology. With Swiss Combi, we have a competent partner at our side.”

On the Büttner’s side, Jörg Melin was named product manager for the belt dryers.