Bratney Companies and F.H. Schule Mühlenbau (member of the Kahl Group) have signed a strategic partnership agreement, which specifies joint distributorship, sales and promotional efforts for new and existing milling plants in the United States. This agreement allows both companies to combine their expertise, resources and experiences in grain milling applications to achieve their shared philosophy of customer satisfaction.

“The new partnership between Bratney Companies and F.H. Schule Mühlenbau, combines two experienced companies that allow our products to have excellent local sales and service support,” says Bernd Kruse, managing director of F.H. Schule Mühlenbau. “Together we will provide innovative solutions, quality equipment, and value to our customers.”

Founded in 1892, F.H., Schule Mühlenbau is a well-known equipment manufacturer within the rice and oat industries—also in modern processing machines for other cereals, legumes, teas, spices, oilseed, as well as hydrothermal treatments such as parboiling and bulgur processing. Located in Reinbek, Germany, F.H. Schule Mühlenbau holds several patents, including most recently the oat drum cutter, which is said to have the highest capacity of any unit on the market.

“This new alliance provides a tremendous opportunity to combine F.H. Schule Mühlenbau’s revolutionary technology with Bratney’s industry-leading engineering, construction and service technicians,” says Peter Bratney, president of Bratney Companies. “This further reinforces Bratney’s reputation as a market leader in new and innovative solutions. This partnership will bring great value to our customers in the United States.”

Founded in 1964, Bratney began as a supplier to the Midwest seed and grain markets. Today, Bratney provides engineering, design and equipment to the seed, feed, grain and food industries throughout the U.S.