Filmtruder 1975

and History

Specialists in thermal process technologies since 1950s

and History

Specialists in thermal process technologies since 1950s

Quality manufacturing since 1919

For many years Buss-SMS-Canzler GmbH has been a world leader in thin film evaporation, drying and high viscosity technology. The company Buss-SMS-Canzler can be traced back to Samesreuther & Co. GmbH founded in 1919, which from the 1950s onwards has specialised 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 took over the business divisions Thermal Separation Technology and Membrane Technology from Canzler GmbH, Düren. In order to demonstrate to the public the positive integration, the name of the company was changed into Buss-SMS-Canzler GmbH.

Today, SMS combines the knowledge and skills of Samesreuther-Müller-Schuss and Luwa as well as Canzler and Buss. The result for our customers is the outstanding quality and the unusually long working life of our plants and equipment.


The founders of Buss-SMS-Canzler

A- Buss
Albert Buss

1865 - 1915

Albert Buss & Co., Basel, 1892

R- Samesreuther-1
Richard Samesreuther

1880 - 1946

OHG Samesreuther & Co., Butzbach, 1919

B- Müller-1-1
Bertram Müller

1901 - 1959

Arndt & Bertram Müller GmbH, Siegen, 1924

E- W- Schuss-1
Eberhard Wilhelm Schuss

1839 - 1892

Gebrüder Schuss, Siegen, 1875

K. P. Schuss
Karl Philipp Schuss

1849 - 1907

Gebrüder Schuss, Siegen, 1875

C- Canzler
Carl Canzler

1858 - 1919

Carl Canzler, Düren 1890