Bühler North America Expands Pellet Mill Service Offerings
Company acquires PR&D, provider of pellet mill parts and services
To expand and strengthen its service offerings to the U.S.feed, petfood, grain and oilseed processing markets, Bühler North America announces the acquisition of PR&D, Inc., a leading pellet mill and other equipment service company based in Perham, MN.
PR&D, Inc., based in Perham, MN, is a provider of pellet mill parts and services, including die and roll assembly reconditioning, new dies and roll shells and other equipment parts and services in the North Central U.S. and Central Canadian regions.
The Perham location will become a new service center site in the Bühler Customer Service network. All employees have joined the Bühler team and operations continue unchanged, utilizing the “pick-up, repair and deliver” model.
Future investments are planned to update equipment used to deliver services and the full Bühler supply chain will be leveraged to improve competitiveness both in terms of cost and efficiency.
Customers will also benefit from Bühler’s deep process expertise, as an OEM equipment manufacturer, to deliver improved operational insights, along with the services provided.
“This acquisition is all about honoring our promise and doing whatever it takes to help customers operate more effectively on a day-to-day basis, and, again, demonstrates Bühler’s commitment to North American feed, petfood, grain and oilseed processing customers," says Brian Williams, vice president, marketing and business development for Bühler North America.
“From its conception, PR&D was built on customer service by supplying quality parts and fast, reliable service. By teaming up with Bühler, we will be able to update equipment, expand offerings to include deeper process expertise, allowing us to take our original mission to the next level,” states Jeff Steinke, president, PR&D, Inc.
Both Jeff Steinke and Greg Nelson, vice president, PR&D, have become Bühler team members and continue to lead the Perham location.