Plant upgrades and retrofits

New centrifugal control systems for a successful campaign
In Russia, beet sugar plants are tested to the limits during the campaign. Technical system failures must be avoided at all cost during these three or…

Immediate 24/7 support during the sugar beet campaign

Even in an emergency, customers can rely on BMA

In an emergency, customers can reach BMA 24/7 on +49 531 804 666. The breakdown of a machine, interrupting production, can result in huge financial…

Online training courses for the sugar industry

BMA Academy goes online with webinars
In the sugar industry, knowledge transfer is the key to greater efficiency. The Academy is now offering its training solutions online as well. This…

A new digital newsletter for the sugar industry

BMA is further expanding its range of digital services with webinars, online presentations and a monthly newsletter.
The corona crisis presents a challenge for corporate communications, too. But digital communication is bringing people worldwide closer together,…

BMA agents' conference: a new format for dialogue

Our international Sales team gets together online
As a global company, BMA relies on the support of its international teams. To foster close collaboration, the whole Sales team normally meets once a…

Digital services for the sugar industry

Development of hardware is a giant leap forward for BMA towards a networked sugar factory
BMA has been working on its digitalisation strategy smart4sugar for a digitally networked sugar factory since 2018. The aim is to make machine and…

Successful commissioning of California sugar refinery

Live support at the construction site thanks to remote solution
At the end of last year, BMA successfully commissioned a mini sugar refinery at San Diego, California, for California Sugar Equipment LLC (Zucarmex…

Live operating data anytime, anywhere – with smart.monitoring from BMA

BMA supplies E1810 centrifugals to sugar factories in Ukraine
Over the past ten years, BMA has successfully commissioned more than 200 centrifugals in Ukraine. At the Podillya Foods Company and the…

Dafeng Yinmore Sugar reaches full capacity

International cooperation is key to success in the construction of China’s most cutting-edge sugar factory
China’s population of more than 1.4 billion consumed 16.2 million tonnes of sugar in 2020. The country’s urbanisation has changed the younger…

Good ideas, good protection: BMA patents for the sugar industry

Optimised BMA processes improve performance and protect the environment 
In the last 150 years, BMA has developed and launched a whole range of processes and products. Patents play an important role in this respect, as they…

BMA supplies E1810 centrifugals to sugar factories in Turkey

The benefits: less energy use and higher output.
Kayseri Şeker Fabrikası A.Ş., one of Turkey’s largest sugar producers, has been a BMA business partner since 1955. Now a new chapter has been added to…

BMA develops new user interface for centrifugals

Consistent visuals in E and K series for more user friendliness
Programs and apps are becoming ever more intuitive and user friendly – also the centrifugal software from BMA. With our new graphical user interface…

BMA Webshop

Online ordering of spare parts and components
“I’d like to access the spare parts catalogues and order parts online, even outside BMA’s opening hours” used to be one of the most frequent requests…

A facelift that is more than skin deep

BMA boosts efficiency of its OVC cooling crystalliser
How do you keep successful machinery and equipment attractive? The approach is well known from the automotive industry: minor changes are made to a…

The gamification approach: learning by playing

How can the gamification approach be used to encourage “learning by playing”? How can digital content be designed in such a way as to communicate…

Message from the board

2020 marks the start of a new chapter for our “Info” publication.

smart.monitoring: agility meets tradition

BMA is evolving to become a digital service provider

Embracing innovation

Canal Sugar, a project for the largest beet sugar factory in the world, breaks all records. And BMA plays a key role in it: we are supplying the…

Sugar dryer and VKT for ACS

Several years ago, the American Crystal Sugar Company (ACS) started to systematically modernise their Drayton, North Dakota factory. In 2019, it was…

From laboratory to industrial production

In January 2019, the Finnish company Fazer announced that they would be building a plant to produce the sugar substitute xylitol. That is the context…

Plenty of benefits

A new chapter in a successful collaboration: because of the COSUMAR Group’s positive experiences with equipment from BMA, such as our vertical…

Two kisses left and right

It is by now a good tradition: every year’s BMA Info introduces a member of the BMA team who has an unusual hobby. For this issue, we have spoken to…

Small but special

The Galion sugar factory on the Caribbean island of Martinique is both a major cultural site and an economic asset. BMA has been involved in the…

A small refinery with a big effect

BMA regularly implements refinery projects worldwide. Now we have completed a brand new mini refinery for Sucro Canada in Hamilton, Canada.

Mission accomplished, deadline met

Our project with the East Asia Sugar Group is a fine example of BMA’s business success in China – and of the smooth collaboration between the German…

More performance, less complexity

Nordzucker have closed the production of refined sugar at Arlöv and moved it to Örtofta, expanding and upgrading their sugar house at the new southern…

Interview in Egypt

First VKT commissioned in Mexico

Mexico is known as an innovator among sugar producing countries in Latin America. Its sugar industry takes an interest in new technologies and in ways…

Always at the cutting edge

For over 160 years, BMA has been the first point of contact for all matters relating to the industrial production and refining of sugar. During this…

Experience and teamwork

Experience is always a good thing. You can build on it in new projects, and it will help you achieve good results. This is what happened with the OOO…

A systematic approach to energy saving

Consumption down, efficiency up: our energy management efforts are paying off
ISO 50001 is the name of the standard for establishing a rigorous and comprehensive energy management system at BMA. Its implementation is having many…

Levers are out, touchscreens are in

How the interface design of our centrifugals has evolved
In the last 150 years, BMA has developed and launched a range of different centrifugal types. With each new model, we have drawn on research and…

Connected & smart

BMA upgrades Nigerian cane sugar factory
BMA has been doing business in Nigeria for about 40 years. As an engineering partner, we played a major role in building the country’s first cane…

Innovation through automation

Robot-based production line in Braunschweig now running
In our Braunschweig workshops, a robotic system that forms part of a new production line at BMA’s main site has recently taken over the manual welding…

A new course

Reorientation of BMA America now complete
In 2018, BMA management undertook a fundamental review and evaluation of BMA America’s commercial, organisational, operational, and financial…

More capacity to meet higher demand

BMA involved in upgrade of Kaset Phol plant
BMA is in charge of a major part of this project: the new refinery at the Kaset Phol cane sugar factory site, located between the cities of Khon Kaen…

Anytime, anywhere

A new platform for the BMA Group’s quality strategy
The intranet-based BMA Enterprise Quality Management links all employees of the BMA Group. In the office, at a customer site, or on the road – they…

A high standard

Our engineering team unites experts from many fields
First-class planning of new plants and smooth commissioning procedures, reducing energy consumption and increasing output for existing plants: BMA’s…

On course for success

BMA Russia steps up production of plants
BMA Russia has been consistently expanding the manufacture of technical equipment. As a result, far more locally produced top-range technology from…

The right choice makes a difference

Throughput, material & more: with centrifugals from BMA, all options are available
Buying a new centrifugal is an investment decision that requires careful consideration, not just in times when budgets are tight. Which is why the…

Ready in time for the new campaign

BMA supplies fluidised-bed steam dryer to Ukraine
The Ukrainian PAO Salivonkovsky Sugar Factory had set itself a number of goals: upgrade its drying plant for beet pulp, integrate a new fluidised-bed…

Crossing the globe

India, Brisbane, Braunschweig: Dr Omkar Thaval is now at home at BMA
Dr Omkar Thaval works as a Senior Technologist in Engineering at BMA AG in Braunschweig. In this interview, he talks about his unusual career path,…

Message from the board

Dear readers,

We are all familiar with it, from our own life and from those around us: growing up, leaving home, maybe starting a family, and…

Home and dry!

The scope of our contract for construction of the new Egyptian Al Nouran sugar factory for Al Sharkiya Sugar Manufacturing (ASSM) is such that we have…

A vision becomes reality

Hulunbuir Shengtong Sugar Technology Co. Ltd. has been planning to expand its beet sugar business in Hulunbuir, the northernmost region of Inner…

To the top

What started a few years ago with a contract for basic engineering has become reality: in December 2018, Dafeng Yinmore Sugar’s new refinery started…

Success in a new market

In many countries, our molasses-massecuite mingler (MMM) technology is well-established. Now, it has conquered a new market: Latin America.

Five is better than four

We have been working hard in Latin America to be considered more than just a manufacturer of centrifugals. Since the beginning of the decade, BMA has…

Overcoming all challenges

In December 2017, the Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in Wahpeton, North Dakota, decided to buy a new falling-film evaporator for the first effect of…

A moderate temperature in all seasons

The American Crystal Sugar Company is welcoming a new drum dryer and cooler. This will help operators at the Drayton sugar factory in North Dakota…

1 plus 1 equals 3

Increasing capacity with only a small investment – is that really possible? Adding a fluidised-bed cooler to your drying system opens up a range of…

A first in down under

Bundaberg in the Australian state of Queensland is home to BMA’s first falling-film evaporator (FFE) on the continent: the first effect of an…

A good principle

Operation of the new juice purification station at the Znamenskiy sugar factory in Russia is based on the pre-carbonatation principle. What makes this…

In full swing

About three years ago, BIA (Biomass Industries Associates), who specialise in EPCM contracts in the MENA region, awarded BMA several major orders for…

An investment with a big impact

Some years ago, we prepared an energy and upgrade study for the SUTA sugar factory owned by the COSUMAR Group, in close collaboration with SUTA’s own…

Full capacity

A new plant with new capabilities: BMA has delivered a cossette mixer (6.7 diameter x 8.5 m) to Tereos Dobrovice. It replaces an old mixer (5.6…

From their own resources

With around 190 million people, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country. BMA assists Nigerian sugar producers in their task of making Nigeria…

Connected, smart, innovative: digital solutions from BMA

Digital technologies are changing the way we work. They offer a range of opportunities for increasing ­output, also in sugar production.

Let’s talk about it

In industry, politics and the media, at meetings, confe­rences and trade fairs, there’s no way now of ignoring digitalisation and the Internet of…

The future starts now!

Information is a valuable resource. To stay well ahead of the competition, data have to be available and analysed promptly. How can that be done? With…

smart.sequencing

Double action

One process step in sewage treatment plants involves adding flocculants to sewage sludge after biological treatment, for dehydration of the sludge…

Faster, higher, stronger

Passion for Progress is the guiding principle for all BMA employees. We collect ideas and gain experiences, make suggestions for improvement, and…

Automatically better

Operating conditions in cane sugar factories are changing everywhere the world – to such an extent that a fundamental review of the production concept…

Sweet as sugar

The food industry is always on the lookout for new ideas and concepts for enhancing the nutritional value of foodstuffs. One major contribution comes…

The action is here!

High-quality products, short lead times, high efficiency and flexibility – all of these characterise manufacturing today. Plus, of course, on-time…

A giant leap ahead

Back in 2011, just after it was set up, BMA Russia was only a service centre that employed six engineers. Today, it is the largest engineering firm in…

Spotlight on innovations

What’s the first country that comes to mind when we talk about sugar? Brazil, of course. The prominent position of the Brazilian sugar industry is…

A team with a special talent

For our centrifugal experts in After-Sales, regular meetings are a long-established tradition. Now BMA’s on-site assembly staff in the project…

A passion that unites

BMA has a network of subsidiary companies and sales offices that spans the globe. People from over 25 nations work at BMA’s main site in Braunschweig…

A powerful team!

SMAG and BMA announce merger

The executive boards and shareholders of Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG (SMAG) and BMA Braunschweigische Maschinenbauanstalt AG (BMA) have signed a…

A strategic advantage

BMA MENA, our Tunisian subsidiary, has moved to new offices in the immediate vicinity of the contracting firm BIA (Biomass Industries Associates).

Looking at the world from a hot air balloon

Floating through the air – who hasn’t dreamed about it... Robert Bessel, Senior Manager Health, Safety & Environment at BMA in Braunschweig since May…

Message from the board

Dear readers,
The only constant is change. That is also true for developments in the sugar market. Sugar prices had only just recovered in autumn…

At the heart of sugar refining

In Dafeng, our customer Dafeng Yinmore Sugar’s new refinery has been growing ever taller for over a year now. The factory complex is located just…

Planned to the last detail

Basic engineering, detailed engineering and the piping design for the sugar house: those were our job specifications from the Yunan Yinmore Group in…

From the first concept until the final bolt is in place

In over 160 years, the BMA Group has equipped more than 600 factories – an impressive record! Thanks to our wealth of experience, we can offer complex…

Engineering

The Japanese Mitsui Group has commissioned Guangxi Construction Engineering (GCE), based in Nanning, China, with building a cane sugar factory for its…

Times seven

Due to be commissioned in 2021: the new sugar factory near the Russian town of Kirsanov, immediately next to the old factory site. And what…

An investment for the future

Most drying and cooling processes require large amounts of energy. Which is why cost and energy efficiency are top priorities for dryers from BMA.…

A market of opportunities

Nigeria may be Africa’s most populous country by far, but it is not the continent’s biggest sugar producer. That is about to change.

Growth in popularity

Diffuser technology is on the rise. In cane sugar factories requiring extraction plants with outstanding performance, high availability and low…

More competitive, with greater efficiency

Over the past 30 years, BMA has made a name for itself in Indonesia as a partner for technology and equipment. We have installed more than 200…

A win-win situation

For BMA Brazil, 2017 was again filled with a range of activities relating to centrifugal production.

Working alongside a star

Gold Rush is a popular reality TV series in the United States. The television location was equipped with the help of BMA America, with a trommel…

Rated highly

Central America is another part of the world where continuous cooling crystallisers (OVC) from BMA are rated highly. So what is it that makes our OVCs…

New perspectives

If you want to be at the cutting edge, you have to be flexible. That applies in particular to business fields that move at breakneck speed – such as…

The first of their kind

BMA has been a pioneer in the sugar industry in many ways, such as with the development of extraction towers. In the mid-twentieth century, we were…

Managing data systematically

Storing, managing and sharing data and information: for the efficient organisation of large projects, BMA uses a specially developed document…

Experts for large tasks

BMA has been a leading supplier of equipment to the international sugar industry for more than 160 years. As well as building complex and highly…

Looking after the crystals

Pumps of various types can be found in many places throughout a sugar factory: centrifugal pumps, for instance, move cossette/juice mixtures, and…

A wealth of experience

Since its beginnings, BMA has implemented thousands of projects for customers across the globe, each of them unique. Our technical, financial,…

Availability up, costs down

In the cost analysis of a plant, what counts even in the medium term is not the initial investment but operating costs throughout its service life.…

We make no compromises

A compromise is a solution that is reached by all sides making concessions and accepted by all stakeholders. But we set the highest standards – for…

A special passion

Since its beginnings, BMA has developed many technical innovations. That is reflected in our vision, Passion for Progress. The focus is especially on…

Three letters have a big impact

BMA first defined its company vision in 2005, in a small booklet that has become a big success. It has been reprinted four times, the last time in…

Ready for all challenges

BMA (Nanning) Industries Co., Ltd. are based right in the heartland of the Chinese cane sugar industry, in Nanning. It is the capital of the Guangxi…

Sought-after experts

In many sugar-producing regions, they are the most important industry events of the year: the meetings of sugar technologist associations.

Ready, get set – go!

BMA likes a challenge – whether it involves running races, playing football matches or towing oversized vehicles. Even in their spare time, BMA…

May we present…

Message from the board

Dear readers,
By the end of 2015, sugar prices had bottomed out and soon after, analysts recorded a clear rise.

So things are looking up. It…

Sugar for the middle Kingdom

Construction of the Dafeng refinery is reaching its final stage
As China continues to grow, its wealth is increasing. The rising demand for sugar is…

Excellent DNA

Available now – the new, extremely compact model of the K3 series: the K3080.
Meet the new addition to our product range of continuous centrifugals,…

State of the art, reliable – successful

BMA supplies equipment to Nippon Beet Sugar Manufacturing
StateAn extraction tower and a countercurrent cossette mixer – these are the items of…

Our path to success

Engineering, procurement, construction: BMA provides complete solutions.
Every order may be unique and specific to one customer, but engineering,…

BMA opens Hong Kong office

Strengthening sales in the SEAP region
Physical proximity to customers and providing personal and technical assistance are the keys to continuing…

Faster, higher, stronger

The Olympic motto “faster, higher, stronger” characterised last summer’s Games in Rio de Janeiro. It also aptly describes the development of BMA’s…

A “tachito” for El Salvador

The advantages of a seeding system from BMA
Since 2014, BMA have been working very closely with Grupo CASSA from El Salvador. Our common goal is to…

A strategy that is proving successful

The Bruckner tank: three reference projects for BMA Russia
Collaboration between the R&D department at our main site in Braunschweig, Germany, and…

From the laboratory to practical application

Why science is of particular importance at BMA
At BMA, we continuously improve our plants and machinery, based on scientific findings from tests,…

Steam power

A special drying system for sewage treatment
It takes up very little space, saves up to 95 percent of energy for drying, works fast and produces no…

The renaissance of juice purification from Braunschweig

Sugar factories and refineries opt for a tried and tested method
BMA has a tradition of developing juice purification systems. Milestones include the…

Teamwork 4.0

Plans for digitalisation and networks in BMA’s workshops
For some time now, Industry 4.0 has been the term you hear whenever the conversation turns…

"The BMA Engineering Network holds a real treasure"

An interview with Carsten Rehbock, Senior Manager Engineering

Self-made

BMA America offers improved service at Greeley
Based in Greeley, Colorado, BMA America has been working on the American continent for several…

The next chapter in a success story

BMA Automation completes process control system for the Agrosnabsakhar factory
BMA have maintained a fruitful partnership with the Agrosnabsakhar…

More efficiency, less effort

Smart Sequencing for centrifugals in a cluster
Better performance and lower operating costs – these goals are becoming ever more important for the…

The force of water

A new addition to our range of manufacturing methods: water jet cutting
From thermal separation to welding and to moulding, and from machining to…

Operating for success

The VKT – a highly efficient process solution
More than 30 years have passed since the first vertical continuous pan (VKT) was commissioned in…

Into a new dimension

Construction of Russia’s largest beet sugar factory is progressing well
Not far from the Russian town of Kirsanov, a beet sugar factory is taking…

The right place to talk

Trade fairs and conferences play an important part for BMA
Even though business is an increasingly digital world, there is nothing like a…

Networking

BMA offers glimpses of the company on the social media
Social media are gaining in importance – also for BMA. Our new company pro les on Facebook,…

OVC for Schweizer Zucker AG in Aarberg

On 29 February 2016, a leap day, Schweizer Zucker AG (SZU) based in Aarberg, Switzerland, placed an order with BMA for supply and installation of a…

For optimum discharge

Upgrades improve centrifugal performance and efficiency
Sugar factories and refineries upgrade their centrifugals to keep them up to date, for better…

Experiences that pay off

BMA supplies key equipment for Al Reef sugar refinery
The sugar industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) is growing: existing…

To the last detail

BMA Brazil: study to increase the extraction output of diffusers
Brazil is the number one sugar producer and exporter in the world. In this major…