Illinois Tool Works / Buehler
Buehler was founded 1936 by Adolph I. Buehler, a Swiss immigrant who saw a need for metallographic sample preparation equipment and optical inspection instruments for the steel and automotive industries in the USA. Starting with a product line consisting of optical inspection instruments, a mounting press and a polisher, seventy years later Buehler is now well established as the world’s leading supplier of materials preparation and analysis instruments, equipment, consumable supplies and application solutions.
Based in Lake Bluff, IL, Buehler has been an active exporter for much of its history and has more than 40 years experience operating in Asia and Europe.
Buehler expanded into Europe in 1963 and in 1979 Buehler products started selling in China. Buehler has continued its international expansion and now operates in 65 countries.