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06.03.2023 BHS-Sonthofen realigns sales activities in Italy

BHS-Sonthofen has announced its partnership with Soitra, an Italian supplier of process and packaging equipment for the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries. The agreement enables customers to purchase high-value technologies for filtration and drying from BHS, and benefit from bundled process expertise and after-sales service from a single source.

In the business area of process technology, BHS-Sonthofen is one of the world’s leading providers for components and systems related to solid-liquid separation, drying, and reacting process steps. Now, the German company is significantly increasing its focus on Southern Europe.

“Of course, the market is highly competitive”, says Martin Specht, Area Sales Manager at BHS-Sonthofen, who is responsible for Italy. “But it also offers huge potential. With our new partner Soitra, we have found the right experts to help Italian companies in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and food and feed industries to improve and increase their production. Soitra is an experienced and well-established supplier of filtration and drying technology in the respective industry segments.”

Soitra S.p.A., based in Milan, is a family-owned company founded in 1956, which has developed through continuous growth into a process specialist for a wide range of industries. "With our expertise across many process steps, we can provide our customers with comprehensive support in the implementation of process engineering systems. We want to continuously develop our portfolio, for example for the chemical industry, and thus continue our growth”, comments Gianpiero Raffa, managing director of Soitra. “We are therefore excited to introduce BHS technology to Italian manufacturers.”

Customers interested in BHS technologies benefit from the engineering expertise at Soitra. The company supplies both single machines and components from BHS-Sonthofen as well as complete process lines including after-sales services and maintenance. Soitra also conducts laboratory tests and runs pilot systems to investigate potential technological solutions.

Both companies have had repeated points of contact in the past. In the last two years, the speed of cooperation increased dramatically. The sales partnership agreement is dated January 1st, 2023, and the first joint project is already underway.

“Soitra is an experienced and well-established supplier of filtration and drying technology in the Italian market”, says Martin Specht, Area Sales Manager at BHS-Sonthofen.


“Soitra offers BHS machines, components and complete processing lines including maintenance and after-sales service”, says Gianpiero Raffa, Managing Director, Soitra.

The BHS rotary pressure filter (type RPF) is a continuously operating filter for pressure filtration. It facilitates gas-tight cake handling in a series of separate process steps. Application scenarios cover a wide range of industries, including industrial chemicals, fine chemicals, the pharmaceutical industry and the food industry.

The BHS horizontal dryer HTC-T is used as a dryer for flame retardants in the chemical industry, and for evaporating high-boiling substances (for example, hydrocarbons) from contaminated environmental industry substances under vacuum conditions.

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