Sustainable development, sustainable employment, sustainable products and sustainable customer relationships.
With us, everything has been designed to last, including our innovative product portfolio. We also focus on making our products environmentally compatible with sustainably produced components, water-based paints, and reusable packaging.
It is no coincidence that a service life of over 30 years is not uncommon for our products. Nor is it unusual that the son takes over the maintenance of a vacuum pump today that was built by his father decades ago.
In corporate management, too, we think in generations, not in financial quarters.
Busch is at home in the Black Forest. And in over 40 countries worldwide.
The local DNA is firmly embedded in our corporate culture. We are global, but we act locally as a social authority and innovation driver in our regions.
We have made it our mission to support our many local communities worldwide. We do so in the form of both financial and physical help. This goes beyond business.
In South Africa and India, for example, we are sponsoring the education of bright young children. We also provide the latest vacuum pump technology to universities to assist with research and encourage learning.
We support both the Red Cross and the fire brigade. We donate to local charities that are doing great work in their neighborhoods. We sponsor local sports clubs.
We see our responsibility not only in taking care of the planet, but also in sustaining and growing the local communities that inhabit it.
Everyone talks about diversity. What many people only pay lip service to, we put into practice.
It is no easy task, but we accept the challenge. Since our founding more than fifty years ago, we have focused on equal opportunities, individual biographies, and personal abilities.
This is where we draw our strength and where our creative approaches to solutions come from. Although women make up more than half of the world’s population, they are not yet reaching their full potential. However, diversity is much more than a gender issue. It is an issue of ethnic and social background, sexual orientation, ability and disability, and even neurodiversity. Inclusion is essential for real teambuilding, motivation and robust decision-making. At Busch, interdisciplinary is not just a buzzword in job advertisements. Different nationalities, religions, and genders work together extremely productively, supported and protected by our open corporate culture. For us, it’s the individual who counts. We encourage and challenge every employee. We see ourselves not just as a family business, but as one big, global family, with all its facets, worldviews, and skills. The company’s third employee was deaf, there has been a woman at the head of our Spanish sales company since the 1980s, and we have local teams in all our sales companies. Like in a real family, we stand up for each other. And we develop the best solutions for our customers. Not despite our diversity, but because of it.
Energy-efficient, long-lasting products are good. But energy-efficient, long-lasting products that have been produced sustainably are even better.
This is why our innovations are always designed and produced with their impact on the environment taken into account.
Each new product generation often saves up to 20% more energy compared to the previous one. It goes without saying that they are also quieter, more robust, and more user-friendly.
Reducing waste and the consumption of raw materials is standard practice for us. Today, Busch obtains a lot of its electricity from renewable sources like wind or our own solar panels.
Austria, Denmark, and Spain, to name a few, are already gaining 100% of their energy from sustainable sources. In addition, our air conditioning systems are programmed according to the time of day and local climate, and even use the waste heat from our machines to heat our offices and production halls in order to emit less CO2.
The future is green. And our vacuum solutions help our customers to become even greener.
Our products are key components for essential sustainable industrial processes and assist our partners worldwide to execute their own ecological transformation and reduce their energy consumption.
One way is frequency-controlled vacuum pumps that automatically adapt to demand and thus require significantly less energy.
Intelligent heat recovery concepts for heating offices with waste heat from vacuum pumps are another.
We help our customers to produce sustainable fuel, give plastic bottles a second life, or strengthen the blades of wind turbines.
We develop the technology of the future. For example, with our hydrogen recirculation blower, we are making a strong contribution to the emission-free mobility of the future. And our globally available on-site service ensures that no vacuum pumps are sent around the world for repairs, no matter how big.
We do all of this so that less harmful greenhouse gas enters the environment.
Our company history began with a sustainable idea. Dr Karl and Ayhan Busch had the vision of a world without hunger, with healthy, non-perishable foodstuffs for all people and no food waste.
To achieve this, they developed the first vacuum pump for vacuum packaging of food. Because under vacuum, food can be preserved longer and stays fresh and nutritious. The rest is history.
Today, just by taking a look at grocery stores around the world, you can see that their sustainable idea has prevailed. As the market leader, we have been refining vacuum packaging technology and we have held the largest share in this sector ever since.
We contribute to providing healthier food to more people. Feeding the world is one of the big challenges of our time. And we are doing our part.
An R5 oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pump from Busch Vacuum Solutions has been in service since 1987 in the production area of bakery and cake shop Feinbäckerei Ruch. It is still in use twelve hours a day for flour conveying at the bakery in Rosdorf, in the German upland region of Harz.
Sami and Kaya Busch, along with 30 employees from Busch Vacuum Solutions, took part in this year’s STADTRADELN (city cycling) in Maulburg. From July 01 to 21, they cycled 11,783 kilometers and saved 1.908 tons of CO2 by using a bicycle instead of a car to get to work, for exercise, or on vacation. This has resulted in the company taking second place in the community.
Busch USA’s commitment to community involvement and environmental stewardship was on full display Saturday, June 3, as a team of fourteen employees and some enthusiastic children joined countless other volunteers for Clean the Bay Day. The volunteers worked together to help restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay by removing litter and debris from its rivers, streams, and surrounding areas.
It has been taking place in Norway for 100 years: the legendary Holmenkollstafetten sports event. This year, 14 employees of Busch Vacuum Solutions participated in the world’s largest relay race. In addition, our branch donated 10,000 Norwegian kroner (around 850 Euro) to an organization that promotes mental health in the Scandinavian country.
The Busch Vacuum Solutions production facility in Chevenez, Switzerland, is the company’s largest plant. This makes it all the more important to pay attention to sustainability at this location in particular. For this reason, far-reaching energy-saving and sustainability measures will be implemented on site by 2024.
Plastic waste blows into the waters and pollutes the world’s oceans. Animals die from it or eat tiny plastic particles, and plastic eventually enters the human food chain. A customer of our American colleagues produces fiber for the textile industry from plastic bottles that have been carelessly thrown into the environment.
Busch Vacuum Solutions has planned a set of climate protection measures at its headquarters in Maulburg for 2023 that will make the company even more sustainable in the future. One pillar of the concept is photovoltaics. A solar power system has now been installed on the roof of the new systems building hall.
At the end of the tournament, things got exciting once again when the teams from SC Freibad and our company faced off in the final. But of course, it wasn’t about who brought home the trophy. The highlight was that the charity tournament raised around 3,500 Euro for the kindergarten “Unterm Regenbogen” (under the rainbow) near our headquarters in Maulburg.
The trucks are so fully loaded with rescue and recovery materials and goods that there is hardly any space left for the helpers’ luggage. But the volunteers from the THW (Federal Agency for Technical Relief) Schopfheim, Germany, must also be personally well equipped for their assignments, often lasting for days. They have a transport trailer at their disposal. Busch Vacuum Solutions has now funded the structure and tarpaulin of the vehicle so that the helpers’ luggage can be transported dry and safely to the deployment location in the future.
She calls it a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity": Stella Nyirenda came from Malawi to South Africa with her family in November 2013 because her parents were looking for a better education for their highly gifted daughter. Stella has been benefiting from an "Ayhan and Dr Karl Busch Scholarship" for the past two years.
Australia is well known for its wide diversity, home to 25 million people, 30% of which are immigrants, either fleeing turmoil from their home country, or looking to move to Australia in hope of a better life. Sydney has the 8th largest immigrant population among world metropolitan areas, and Melbourne has the 10th largest. Melbourne alone is home to 200 different nationalities, 233 languages and dialects, and 113 different religions.
Fulfilling a wish that would otherwise remain unfulfilled This is the aim of “direct help better future” with its Christmas campaign “Better Christmas”, to which our company has donated. The local organization supports sick or socially disadvantaged children and teenagers who live near our headquarters in the districts of Lörrach and Freiburg.
The project is intended to strengthen primary school pupils by defending themselves against sexualized violence, if necessary, or to confide in someone. The project was initiated by the Lörrach Women’s Counseling Center near our headquarters and has been supported by our company since 2019.
A school in an underprivileged area of Johannesburg, children from less privileged families, classes that were far too large, and hardly any equipment: All these were bad conditions for a successful start in life for the students of Denver Primary School in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Education creates understanding. Education solves problems. Education is one way to create a better world for yourself and others. Busch Vacuum Solutions firmly believes in education for all. It is the reason why the Ayhan and Dr Karl Busch Scholarship in Africa was introduced.
They are emulating their role models and training for their future in motorsport at the same time: the young motor sportsmen and women who compete against each other in the Danish Citroën DS3 Cup not only find ideal conditions in this racing series. They are also already being supported by sponsors. Like Nicolai Jonas by Busch Denmark.
The company Climeworks has been awarded with the Innovation Award by Busch Vacuum Solutions for its advanced use of vacuum technology. Climeworks is the first company to use Direct Air Capture technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In this way, the company is actively making an important contribution to reducing global warming. In these unique plants, MINK claw vacuum technology from Busch is used to filter CO₂.
People on the run, destroyed cities, damaged hospitals and hardly any possibilities to care for the injured: The German Red Cross (DRK) has launched an emergency aid project to respond as quickly as possible to the devastating situation in Ukraine.
The 2020 Busch Innovation in Vacuum Award has been presented to the Norwegian company Quantafuel ASA. By employing Busch's DOLPHIN liquid ring vacuum pumps, Quantafuel has developed technology that is contributing to solving the global waste problem by upgrading plastic waste into valuable products.