In-depth process and customer knowledge are the common denominators linking the two divisions of BTG Group - Duroblade and Instruments. For over 85 years, we’ve devoted ourselves to developing innovative, cost-effective ways of improving the productivity of the pulp and paper industry, its processes and its profitability. We continue to pioneer advanced technologies, including Duroblade metering and doctoring blades, IPI Durorod size press and metering rods, rod beds, couplings and headbox sheets. We also offer a full range of sophisticated process sensors and analyzers based on the latest advances in process analysis, such as consistency and brightness transmitters, and charge and retention analyzers. A range of highly accurate and reliable lab instruments completes our portfolio. BTG`s commitment to finding innovative solutions to new market challenges has made us the standard-setter in advanced papermaking systems worldwide.

Company details

Z.I. Village , Eclépens , 1312 Switzerland

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Who we are

BTG is a multinational provider of highly specialized process solutions for the global pulp and paper industry. Every day our people help customers achieve sustainable gains in business performance through our application know-how and industry-leading technologies. This includes world-leading rods and beds for film-metering size presses; high-performance ceramic and cermet coating blades; high-performance tissue creping doctors and doctor holders, specialty doctor blades and pulp and paper process control sensors and laboratory instruments. All of these technologies are supported with expert services and application support. Several of our technologies are also widely applied in other industrial applications.

The BTG Group is an operating unit of Spectris plc (SXS), www.spectris.com, a UK company based in Egham, UK.

Our Mission

BTG is committed to helping clients achieve significant, sustainable gains in business performance.
We accomplish this through our world-class professionals, market-leading technologies, industry expertise and a passion for results.

Our Vision

To consistently provide economic gains for our clients beyond the acquisition cost of our products and services.

Our origins began in 1921 when Dr. Torsten Källe founded the Källe Regulator Company in Säffle, Sweden. Over the course of the next several decades, the company invented, developed and applied a broad range of pulp consistency and processing transmitters. In the 1960s, we became the global leader for pulp consistency and processing control and changed names to Eur-Control. In 1985 Eur-Control and AB Inventing (coater manufacturer) – both part of the Bonnier Group – merged and became BTG (Bonnier Technology Group).

Meanwhile, in the early 1980s, research and development commenced on the use of ceramic high-performance coating blades and in 1983, BTG received the first patent for these blades. By the mid-80s, ceramic coating blades were regularly applied across all regions of the world, and metallic technologies and tissue creping blades followed in 1990.

In 2001, BTG acquired Mütek of Herrsching, Germany, which complements the company with a broad portfolio of in-line and laboratory sensors and analyzers. In 2006, BTG acquired IPI LLC (formerly Integrated Products), based in De Pere, WI, USA to provide additional metering technologies for coating color and film-metering size presses.

Today, the BTG Group is headquartered in Eclépens, Switzerland. It operates four manufacturing sites, three research centers and several regional application centers and employs more than 460 professionals across the globe. True to our heritage, we have remained a highly specialized and agile technology provider contributing to the success of thousands of pulp and papermaking operations and other industrial processes all over the world.

At BTG we have an unwavering commitment to our Values in all that we do:

  • Absolute Integrity – We always act with honesty and transparency. Decisions are fact-based and data-driven. We keep our promises and commitments and always do the right thing!
  • Empowerment – We strive to create a trusting and entrepreneurial culture where people can take the initiative and succeed. In return, everyone accepts ownership and accountability.     
  • Customer-focused – We create value for all stakeholders by driving economic impact for our customers. This is our mission and why we exist.  
  • Restless innovation – We continuously improve our “means” for delivering economic impact to our customers – people, products, services, processes, know-how. We always challenge the status quo.   
  • High performance – We have a reputation for consistent performance to the highest of standards, both internally and with customers.  We act with urgency without compromising quality, safety, the environment or our integrity.

At BTG, ethics is a key pillar of our strategy. We aspire to perform with the highest ethical standards:

The ethical standards we expect are set out in our Code of Business, which we communicate to all employees as well as our partners.

Read more about the company's values and Code of Business Ethics by downloading our Code of Business Ethics handbook.

BTG is an operating unit of Spectris, www.spectris.com, a UK company based in Egham, UK.

BTG has implemented rigorous process controls on all exports for the purpose of:

  • Preventing exports of dual-use products, i.e. products (documentation, information) for both civilian and military applications, which can be used for the development, production and deployment of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Preventing exports of military products (documentation, information) to countries whose behavior is a threat to international peace and security.
  • Complying with United States (US), European Union (EU), Swiss and various international organizations’ export restrictions (sanctions and embargoes) vis-à-vis specific countries with a view to changing the behavior of these countries.

We assume responsibility for investigating whether specific product exports, technologies or technical assistance are subject to export control regulations. Many nations and regions, including Switzerland, the European Union, and the United States have laws to control the export of strategic products, technology and software.

It is BTG’s express policy to fully comply with all applicable export controls, which are summarized in the BTG Export Controls Compliance Manual. Any BTG employee who knowingly violates such controls or this compliance policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

An active contributor to a better environment

BTG is committed to creating business growth by adding value for its customers while minimizing its environmental impact. Our products monitor and control processes, mainly in the Pulp and Paper industry, helping customers to improve efficiency and minimize their impact on the environment by reducing consumption of raw materials and decreasing waste and energy use. In turn, BTG actively seeks to minimize its impact on the environment by designing products that are more energy-efficient and that avoid the use of harmful substances.

Environment

Many BTG products and technologies have positive environmental benefits by providing customers with the ability to reduce energy consumption or waste or to control emissions. Our products can also help customers to meet environmental legislation.

Health and Safety

BTG is committed to providing a working environment which is injury-free and without risk. We uphold the highest standards in safety and loss prevention including employee training, protective equipment, and job- and process observation audits.

Human Rights

We believe in the fundamental rights of all people and are committed to adopting internationally recognized human rights standards wherever we operate. BTG’s human rights policy is consistent with the Principles of Human Rights, as set out in the International Labor Organization’s Core Conventions, and includes policies on equal opportunities, non-discrimination, harassment, pay and forced labor.