BUEHLER CELEBRATES 80 YEARS IN MATERIALS PREPARATION, TESTING EQUIPMENT
Strong Partner, Reliable Materials Solutions for the 21st Century

Lake Bluff, Illinois… Buehler, a global industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment is celebrating 80 years in the materials preparation and testing equipment business. Buehler, a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), is based in Lake Bluff, Illinois and has worldwide sales distribution in over 100 countries with 45 Buehler Solutions Centers. In 2006, Buehler was acquired by ITW, a multi-billion dollar conglomerate and joined its Test and Measurement group.

Buehler was founded in 1936 by Swiss immigrant, Adolph I. Buehler, who saw a need for metallographic sample preparation equipment and optical inspection instruments for the steel and automotive industries in the Midwest USA. In the 1960s the company expanded to Europe and since 1979 the company has had a presence in China. European headquarters are based in Esslingen, Germany; Asian offices include Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Buehler maintains its legacy of industry partnership and innovation through a committed Research and Development team that engineers products for key industries such as aerospace, automotive, metals and electronics. Recognized brands under the Buehler umbrella include Reicherter, Wolpert, Rockwell and Wilson hardness testers.

According to Meredith Platt, Buehler’s General Manager, “We are excited to celebrate eight decades in the materials solutions industry. Buehler’s success is tied to an unwavering customer commitment. Buehler’s mission is to maintain its global leadership position in the materials preparation and analysis industry by providing our customers with innovative and robust full-lab solutions, reliable service, and access to the knowledge that comes from serving the industry for 80+ years. We look forward to another 80 years being the world’s leading supplier of materials preparation and analysis instruments, equipment, consumable supplies and application solutions.” The company plans to celebrate their milestone throughout 2016 through various company events, at trade shows, or through various promotional campaigns.

Buehler maintains an extensive network of laboratory, sales, distributors and service teams that are available to meet with customers worldwide. For additional information on the Buehler product offering please visit Buehler Products or contact Buehler at marketing@buehler.com.

ABOUT BUEHLER

Buehler is a global industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and testing equipment with related service businesses. The company innovates solutions and offers expert service and support throughout the materials preparation and analysis market. For additional information on the Buehler product offering please visit Buehler Products or contact Buehler at marketing@buehler.com USA 847-295-6500.

ABOUT ITW

In 2006, Buehler was acquired by ITW, a developer and processor of engineered components, industrial systems and consumables. ITW is a global, Fortune 200 company with 51,000 employees across 56 countries. For additional information on ITW please visit www.itw.com.