Busch is a family owned company and continues to be managed by members of the Busch Family. We are one of the largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps and overpressure blowers in the world with our product range providing solutions for a wide variety of applications and industry sectors.
Busch GVT Limited is one out of 6 manufacturing plants within the Busch group, with the main production site at headquarters in Maulburg, Germany. Further production plants are based in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Korea and the USA.
In 2006 the Busch group acquired Graham Vacuum Technology Ltd, then based in Congleton, Cheshire, which was rebranded Busch GVT Ltd. This move was part of the company's strategy to grow capabilities in liquid ring vacuum pump technology and since then Busch customers around the globe have access to a wider range of products in the portfolio.
Six years later, in 2012 Busch GVT Limited moved to new premises spread across 3,500m2 in Crewe, Cheshire. The investment, part of a multi-million pound global expansion strategy, has enabled the Busch Group to fulfil the growing demands for its products in the UK as well as internationally.
The premises, built on a 3.2 acre site, have been modified to be extremely efficient to operate. All production tools and equipment have been selected to reduce the energy consumption, improve performance characteristics and time-saving qualities. All work-flow practices have been reviewed which has led to providing employees with the most time-efficient and easiest way to carry out their jobs. For customers, the investment in new equipment will also lead to further improvements in the already high standards of product quality.
The Busch Group made the conscious decision of keeping this manufacturing plant in the UK when a move to a different country would have been possible as well. However it was very important to the Busch Family to stay in the UK to support the local businesses as they believe in the excellence of British engineering.
Building the new facility has also meant the creation of additional jobs. In moving to Crewe, the company has been particularly fortunate in being able to attract some first-class technicians and engineers.
As part of a global family, we endeavour to adopt a family approach within Busch GVT Limited. We place great importance on maintaining a positive spirit within the company from coffee mornings with the general manager for all staff and team building days, through to an active social calendar. We have a strong apprentice and graduate programme and aim to develop our own people to ensure they have the opportunity to flourish and succeed within our organisation. Many of our apprentices have gone on to work in other areas of the business, such as external sales. In addition, providing ongoing quality training for all our employees is at the heart of our continuous improvement philosophy.
In our Crewe facility we adopt LEAN working practices to ensure we are always seeking ways of eradicating waste in our processes and daily activities, which will lead to us being more efficient and in turn, adding value for our customers.
At Busch GVT Limited we are also very active in the local community with sponsorships of local sporting events and regular contributions to local charities which underlines the family and social approach of our organisation. We want to grow our business, but we also care about people, the environment and our community at the same time. Please read more about our social commitment - Sponsorship.