History of the Company
For many years Buss-SMS-Canzler GmbH has been a world leader in thin film evaporation, drying and high viscosity technology. Our expertise is based on technologies developed in-house and technologies acquired from Luwa AG.
As a company Buss-SMS-Canzler can be traced back to Samesreuther & Co. GmbH founded in 1919, which from the 1950's onwards has specialized in thermal process technologies. SMS was the result of a merger between Samesreuther & Co. GmbH, Butzbach and Müller-Schuss GmbH, Siegen in 1964.
In 1972 the Butzbach business was acquired by Luwa AG, Zurich, Switzerland, giving rise to Luwa SMS, which was finally acquired by Buss AG, Pratteln, Switzerland, in 1983, when the company name changed to Buss-SMS GmbH Verfahrenstechnik.
In 1998, Buss-SMS with its headquarters in Butzbach, Germany and a branch office in Pratteln, Switzerland was sold to UPE Europe Holding GmbH, a 100% daughter of Universal Process Equipment, Inc. (UPE), Roosevelt, NJ, USA.
In February 2003 the management of Buss-SMS took over the company from Universal Process Equipment Inc.
In November 2003 Buss-SMS GmbH Verfahrenstechnik takes over the business divisions Thermal Separation Technology and Membrane Technology from Canzler GmbH, Düren. In order to demonstrate the positive integration to the public, the name of the company has been changed into Buss-SMS-Canzler GmbH.
All activities in the field of thermal separation technologies which were merged under the name Buss-SMS-Canzler, rely on over 50 years of experience accumulated by the companies Luwa, SMS, Buss and Canzler.