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Partnership marks Barry-Wehmiller’s first acquisition in Asia

BW Papersystems, a Barry-Wehmiller company and capital equipment supplier for the paper industry, has acquired Dongguan K&H Machinery Co. Ltd. The transaction closed on May 31, 2018.

2018 06 11 090315K&H manufactures complete corrugators to create corrugated sheets; some of its well-known products include the N.C. Slitter Scorer and the Positive Pressure Singlefacer. With operations in Dongguan, China, and Taiwan, K&H has sold products in Asia, Central and South America, and Europe for the past 30 years.

For decades, BW Papersystems and K&H have often worked together on solution-driven projects for customers throughout China. Now, the two companies will join efforts to better serve the industry and increase their global market presence. BW Papersystems is pleased to welcome 145 team members to the company as a result of this collaboration.

“We have partnered with K&H for a long time,” said Neal McConnellogue, President of BW Papersystems. “By merging the two companies, BW Papersystems will step into our broader vision and open ourselves to new customer opportunities.”

Added Eddie Mun, newly appointed Managing Director of K&H in Dongguan: “K&H equipment, combined with the technology of our MarquipWardUnited brand, will meet the increasing demand for automation in Asia.”

“I look forward to continuing K&H’s and BW Papersystems’ progress in the global corrugated market,” said Wu Kuan Hsiung, President and Board Chairman of K&H, who will continue to consult on innovation and business matters, as the K&H and MarquipWardUnited product lines merge equipment and technology.

Tim Sullivan, Barry-Wehmiller Group President, Paper and Converting, noted: “With this being Barry-Wehmiller’s first acquisition in Asia, we are fortunate and honored to be partnering with K&H and Mr. Wu, and are excited by the opportunity to accelerate our growth.”

K&H is BW Papersystems’ 11th acquisition focusing on capital equipment in the paper industries, and is Barry-Wehmiller’s 105th acquisition.

“Reflecting on this historic partnership, I am thrilled about the opportunity to combine the talents and gifts of our teams in a new way,” said Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller Chairman and CEO. “This acquisition provides us not only with a great opportunity to expand our presence in the market but also to grow our people-centric culture with our new team members.”

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    BW Papersystems, part of Barry-Wehmiller, combines extremely strong brands, innovative technologies and long-standing global experience in the corrugating and finishing, sheeting and packaging, and stationery, book-binding and security-documents industries. BW Papersystems brings together 11 brands—BW Bielomatik (BWB), BWP Zerand, Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, K&H Machinery Co. Ltd., Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited (MWU), SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik (WPB) and Wrapmatic—that synthesize manufacturing in the paper process industries. We offer market-leading technology for full corrugators in a variety of configurations, rugged rotary die cutters and flexo folder gluers, as well as starch-mixing systems. Customers rely on us for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials. In addition, BW Papersystems’ portfolio includes stationery, passport production and specialized paper-converting applications, as well as book-on-demand binding lines, digital print finishing and RFID processing technology. For more, go to www.bwpapersystems.com

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BW Papersystems, the world’s largest manufacturer of paper and board sheeting machinery have created a new product group focusing on Sheeters for pre, and post press inline operation.

Inline Sheeters fall into 2 major groups:

Pre-Press. To cut sheets from a reel and delivery directly into a Sheet Fed Offset Press.

Post-Press. To install at the end of Digital, Flexo or Gravure web press.

Talking firstly about Pre-Press, BW Bielomatik based in Nurtingen Germany, has produced Pre-Press Sheeters for over 20 years with more than 400 operating today. For the first time an Inline Sheeter suitable for large format Offset presses has been developed.

The LFS 165 Sheeter can sheet reels up to 1650 mm wide with a range of 40-350 gsm. During recent tests the machine switched form 120 gsm paper to 40 gsm paper with no manual adjustment and no reduction in the 300 m/min speed.

The LFS 165 is not just a wider version of existing machinery. It has far greater automation to match the fast order change features of modern press and the ability to run a wider range of materials at 15000 sheets per hour.

The LFS 165 is available to all press manufacturers and to printers with existing large format presses.

Pre-Press Sheeter users have explained that they enjoy many benefits including those listed below.

  • Higher speed and more reliable feeding when printing lightweight paper, plastic film or materials with high static charge
  • Lower price. (reels cost less than sheets)
  • Reduced inventory, as many sheet sizes can be cut from 1 roll
  • Elimination of double handling by removing the need to use a pile turner
  • Reduced paper store area as rolls can be stacked higher than pallets of sheets
  • Ability to source from a wider range of mills as a few roll sizes can cover all sheet sizes required.

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Moving onto to Post-Press.

At Drupa 2016 there was an increase of web fed, digital and analogue printing presses producing sheet based products. The manufacturers of these presses commented that there were few Sheeters specifically designed for inline operation and none that could allow them to maximise the performance of their equipment, particularly fast size changes.

After 12 months of market consultations with OEM,s and printers, BW Papersystems will offer 2 families of sheeters in 106 cm and 165 cm widths. These models will have a flexible platform to cater for digital and analogue inline applications, inline /offline combination and offline configurations.

These Sheeters will handle a material range of 60-400 gsm with speeds from 80-350 m/min

All machines will have automatic size change, a non-contact sheet transport system and automatic sheet rejection. Optional features will include:

  • Automatic sample sheet collection
  • Non-stop pallet change
  • Web trimming and centre slitting
  • Smart register mark technology for sheet identification and routing

For the first time a range of sheeters designed specifically for inline operation and the flexibility of modern presses is available to Press Manufacturers and Printers.

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    BW Papersystems, part of Barry-Wehmiller, combines extremely strong brands, innovative technologies and long-standing global experience in the corrugating and finishing, sheeting and packaging, and stationery, book-binding and security-documents industries.

    BW Papersystems brings together 10 brands - BW Bielomatik, BWP Zerand, Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited, SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik and Wrapmatic - that synthesize manufacturing in the paper process industries.

    We offer market-leading technology for full corrugators in a variety of configurations, rugged rotary die cutters and flexo folder gluers, as well as starch-mixing systems. Customers rely on us for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials.

    In addition, BW Papersystems’ portfolio includes stationery, passport production and specialized paper-converting applications, as well as book-on-demand binding lines, digital print finishing and RFID processing technology. For more, go to bwpapersystems.com.

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    For information regarding Pre-Press or Post Press please contact Steve Brimble, VP Strategic OEM Accounts, at steve.brimble@bwpapersystems.com

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BW Papersystems, a Barry-Wehmiller company and capital equipment supplier for the paper industry, has acquired North American Cerutti Corp.’s Zerand division, from Officine Meccaniche Giovanni Cerutti S.p.A. The transaction closed on September 15, 2017, and is Barry-Wehmiller’s 94th acquisition. Fredericks Michael & Co. acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cerutti.

Zerand, based in New Berlin, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer of high-speed platen and rotary die-cutting machinery for the print and converting industry. By adding Zerand into BW Papersystems, both manufacturers will strengthen their positions in the industry and expand their product offerings. Zerand, which will be called BWP Zerand, will remain in New Berlin, and the team will work cooperatively with three other BW Papersystems facilities and team members in Wisconsin, as well as with other team members at locations internationally.

BW Papersystems has acquired Zerand, which will continue to be based in New Berlin, Wisconsin.BW Papersystems has acquired Zerand, which will continue to be based in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

Zerand is a market leader for die-cutting lines in the folding-carton industry. The Zerand brand was established in 1962, but the company’s engineering expertise and tradition of customer support extend back to 1939. The company created the world’s first generation of web- fed die-cutters. Today, over 1,000 installations around the world attest to Zerand’s global leadership in web systems and solutions for the paperboard-converting industry. The company has been part of Gruppo Cerutti, a primary supplier of printing and converting solutions, since 1998.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Zerand to BW Papersystems. The acquisition of the Zerand business provides an exciting opportunity to build broader, more diverse product lines for the folding-carton industry,” said Neal McConnellogue, President of BW Papersystems. “We are grateful to add 70 new team members, whose knowledge, talent and legacy will benefit BW Papersystems.”

BW Papersystems, with its new Zerand team members, now employs more than 1,700 team members worldwide.

“Joining forces offers Zerand’s and BW Papersystems’ teams, and our customers, a network of sales and service support that is stronger than ever. It’s a win-win situation, and we look forward to our new partnership,” said Luigi Pessarelli, Zerand’s Vice President.

Dr. Cerutti, Chairman and CEO of Gruppo Cerutti, commented: “I am certain that Barry-Wehmiller will further grow the Zerand business that Gruppo Cerutti has been able to strengthen significantly over the past 20 years, both technically and commercially. Business relations between Barry-Wehmiller and Cerutti are excellent and could allow for future development of joint projects for the benefit of their shared customers.”

“We are delighted to share Barry-Wehmiller’s caring culture and welcome the Zerand team members who, thanks to Gruppo Cerutti’s leadership, bring significant product expertise and industry knowledge into BW Papersystems,” said Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller Chairman and CEO. “We look forward to working together to create long-term value for all of our stakeholders, and we are thankful to Dr. Cerutti for entrusting us with the Zerand team members, who will benefit from Barry-Wehmiller’s unique, people-centric culture, financial strength and unwavering commitment to purpose-driven growth.”

BW Papersystems, part of Barry-Wehmiller, combines extremely strong brands, innovative technologies and long-standing global experience in the corrugating and finishing, sheeting and packaging, and stationery, book-binding and security-documents industries. BW Papersystems brings together 10 brands—BW Bielomatik (BWB), BWP Zerand, Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited (MWU), SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik (WPB) and Wrapmatic—that synthesize manufacturing in the paper process industries. We offer market-leading technology for full corrugators in a variety of configurations, rugged rotary die cutters and flexo folder gluers, as well as starch-mixing systems. Customers rely on us for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials. In addition, BW Papersystems’ portfolio includes stationery, passport production and specialized paper-converting applications, as well as book-on-demand binding lines, digital print finishing and RFID processing technology. For more, go to www.bwpapersystems.com

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French paper converter will also highly improve cut and stack quality

HexaSolutions, a paper and board converter based in Château-Thierry, Champagne province, in the heart of France, refer to themselves as firefighters. Firefighters for their customers: offset printers. No matter if they urgently need a specific paper grammage or a certain sheet size or if they want to use their existing rolls but in a smaller width, HexaSolutions is dedicated to serving their customers, offering customized solutions in superior quality.

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For providing such around-the-clock services, the company heavily relies on its equipment. Having started their business 5 years ago, HexaSolutions sees a permanent growth especially in their folio sheeting business. With the rising demand for high quality stacks, with grammages ranging from 100 g/m2 in paper up to 400 g/m2 in board, their existing sheeting equipment no longer meets the high requirements in cut quality.

By investing now, in a new eCon synchro knife folio sheeter from BW Papersystems’ brand MarquipWardUnited, HexaSolutions will be able to provide their customers with press ready stacks with superior cut and stack quality and the quick delivery they need.

"The cut quality and the wide spectrum of production capacities of the eCon sheeter were really the key factors of this investment," said Christophe Kopp, Managing Director of HexaSolutions. "As a converter, we should provide the best stack quality and the best delivery time for our customers based around Paris, so we were convinced to make the right choice with BW Papersystems equipment." His new eCon folio sheeter has a 1650 mm working width, is equipped with 4 unwinds and features the industry leading MarquipWardUnited knife technology with a maximum knife load of 1000 g/m² for flexibly converting a wide range of products. This new sheeter ideally supports HexaSolutions’ mission to be their customers’ firefighters.

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But HexaSolutions does not only want to improve its product quality with the addition of a new synchro knife sheeter from BW Papersystems, they also expect to double their production output from 5,000 tons to 10,000 tons per year. Their ambitious goal: HexaSolutions wants to become the Number 1 paper and board converter for Paris, the capital city of France, and its suburbs. "Our eCon sheeter will be the most modern sheeter installed in a paper converting plant in France, and so with this new investment our target is to establish ourselves as a premium folio sheet supplier," concludes Kopp.

HexaSolutions’ decision for an eCon sheeter from BW Papersystems and MarquipWardUnited continues its global success story. Since its launch in September 2014, the eCon has been sold more than 40 times. The sheeter in France marks the 7th installation in Europe, with more installations to come in the next months.

ABOUT BW PAPERSYSTEMS
BW Papersystems incorporates nine of the strongest brands in the industry: BW Bielomatik, Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited, SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik and Wrapmatic. Market leading technology is available for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials, plus stationery, passport production, RFID processing, Book-on-Demand finishing and specialized paper converting applications.  For the corrugating industry, we offer full corrugators, rotary die cutters, flexo folder gluers and starch mixing systems. www.bwpapersystems.com 

ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER
Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2-plus billion organization with 11,000-plus team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family  To learn more, go to www.barrywehmiller.com

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New folio sheeter now produces press ready stacks without pile turning

Printed Specialties increases production with a new eCon folio sheeter from BW Papersystems. Printed Specialties produces printing and paperboard packaging for the retail, electronics, and food, health and beauty industries. They are a family-owned folding carton business that provides high-value, multiple color retail packaging. Printed Specialties has two facilities in Carrollton, GA, USA and have been there since 1982. One facility converts large rolls to sheets, and the other manufactures the final product.

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Recently, Printed Specialties purchased a new eCon folio sheeter from BW Papersystems to replace an aging, outdated machine that was not meeting their current production needs. The eCon sheeter is a machine champion for an affordable price. It’s a dual rotary sheeter, with world-leading knife technology that provides 1,000 gsm capacity, on machine blade sharpening, low power consumption and best speed curve. Printed Specialties needed a machine that was easy to maintain and produced press ready stacks without pile turning.

During discussions about the machine, representatives realized their two companies shared like-minded values. BW Papersystems strives to build a better world through business, and Printed Specialties strives for customer satisfaction through quality, security, speed to market, and cost leadership. Together they share an expectation of quality, and superior service.

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“BW Papersystems exceeded our expectations for delivery, installation, training and start up. The eCon sheeter is top-notch in terms of design, performance and ease of operations,” said Greg Smith, president of Printed Specialties. Max Rawson, sales leader for BW Papersystems said, “It was a pleasure to work with the team at Printed Specialties, they are dedicated to serving their customers, and I know the eCon sheeter will provide the quick delivery they need.”

ABOUT BW PAPERSYSTEMS

BW Papersystems incorporates nine of the strongest brands in the industry: BW Bielomatik, Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited, SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik and Wrapmatic. Market leading technology is available for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials, plus stationery, passport production, RFID processing, Book-on-Demand finishing and specialized paper converting applications.  For the corrugating industry, we offer full corrugators, rotary die cutters, flexo folder gluers and starch mixing systems. bwpapersystems.com

ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2-plus billion organization with 11,000-plus team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to www.barrywehmiller.com

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Robert Williams of Freedom Corrugated surpasses 8,300+ consecutive successful splices

An impressive new world record of 8,386 consecutive, successful splices has been set by Robert Williams of Freedom Corrugated, a BW Papersystems’ customer, in Hazleton, PA. Williams has successfully made every splice he’s attempted since February 5, 2015, and his record is growing daily as he continues to tally up more successful splices. 

2016 11 21 102101“It was a complete team effort,” Williams said, when asked about the secret of his success. “There was a lot of support from maintenance and great communication up and down the corrugator.”

Representatives from BW Papersystems, part of the Barry-Wehmiller family, and Freedom Corrugated celebrated the new record with Williams and presented him with a MarquipWardUnited Century Club, World Champion Splicer Operator Belt.

The record was set in coordination with the MarquipWardUnited Century Club Program in which operators are recognized for achieving 100, 500 and 1,000 consecutive splices without a miss. Enrollment in the program requires a training session with MarquipWardUnited Splicer Trainer John Podmolik, who audits the machines, materials and practices before providing detailed instructions on getting the best out of a MarquipWardUnited machine.  

Williams’ world record tops the list of many successful previous world record-holders, including Mike Storm (4,885) and Juan Carlo Cerdas (4,082) from New England Sheets. Before Cerdas, the record was held by Tony Jimenez of Independence Corrugated with 3,741 splices without a miss.  Who will be the next to break the world record?

ABOUT BW PAPERSYSTEMS
BW Papersystems, part of Barry-Wehmiller, combines extremely strong brands, innovative technologies and long-standing global experience in the corrugating and finishing, sheeting and packaging, and stationery, book-binding and security-documents industries. BW Papersystems brings together nine brands—BW Bielomatik (BWB), Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited (MWU), SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik (WPB) and Wrapmatic—that synthesize manufacturing in the paper process industries. We offer market-leading technology for full corrugators in a variety of configurations, rugged rotary die cutters and flexo folder gluers, as well as starch-mixing systems. Customers rely on us for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials. In addition, BW Papersystems’ portfolio includes stationery, passport production and specialized paper-converting applications, as well as book-on-demand binding lines, digital print finishing and RFID processing technology. For more, go to www.bwpapersystems.com
ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER
Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric  leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2-plus billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. For more information, go to www.barrywehmiller.com and visit our CEO Bob Chapman’s blog at www.trulyhumanleadership.com.
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Ideal for folding carton plants, small printers, paper merchants and converters

BW Papersystems and its brand MarquipWardUnited recently launched the newest addition to the broad range of sheeters available from BW Papersystems: the Hawk sheeter.

The Hawk, the bigger brother of the successfully exhibited eCon sheeter, (recently at drupa 2016) is a standardized dual rotary sheeter at a fixed working width of 1,650 mm (65 inches). This medium range sheeter is designed to meet the needs of folding carton plants, small printers, paper merchants and paper and board converters as well as small and regional paper and board mills.

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Available in two or four web configuration, with different manual and auto splicing unwind solutions and a single cut reject system, the Hawk allows for efficient in-house sheeting of both paper and board grades.

“In-house sheeting with the Hawk sheeter, instead of buying stacks of sheets, allows our customers to reduce inventory, eliminate pile turning, lower material cost and increase press performance,” says Patrick Walczak, VP Global Sales White Paper. “Plus, it increases size flexibility, as customers can cut different sizes on the Hawk sheeter, and finally allows for smaller order sizes which clearly is a huge advantage towards their customers.”

Not to forget the cut quality and accuracy: with its high-quality twin synchronous knife, an advanced speed curve and an air assisted heavy duty stacker, the stacks that leave the Hawk are press ready and of superior quality. With its early track record of two machines already installed, a third about to ship and a couple more still to be built, the Hawk definitely follows the footsteps of its successful little brother eCon.

With selected options, like automatic tension control, automatic high-speed splicing or digital slitter settings, this sheeter can be configured for different requirements. And although offering an attractive price level for a quick ROI, the Hawk makes no compromise on reliability and diagnostics – knowing that the breakdown of a sheeter can quickly shut down production at printing and folding carton plants. Like all new machines from BW Papersystems, also this sheeter has the backing of the global BW Papersystems spares and service network.

ABOUT BW PAPERSYSTEMS

BW Papersystems incorporates nine of the strongest brands in the industry: BW Bielomatik, Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited, SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik and Wrapmatic. Market leading technology is available for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials, plus stationery, passport production, RFID processing, Book-on-Demand finishing and specialized paper converting applications.  For the corrugating industry, we offer full corrugators, rotary die cutters, flexo folder gluers and starch mixing systems. bwpapersystems.com

ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2.4 billion organization with 11,000 team members united by a common belief:  to use the power of business to build a better world. To see how, go to barry-wehmiller.com.

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At drupa 2016, visitors to BW Papersystems’s booth 10D20 will not only see live demonstrations of an eCon folio sheeter and a Wrapmatic GREC folio size ream wrapper, but also will be able to find out about the group’s extensive machinery range for stationery products like exercise books, note pads and spiral or wire bound products.

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The greatly enhanced stationery product range of BW Papersystems, after the addition of the paper processing product division of Bielomatik, now includes three brands: BW Bielomatik, Kugler-Womako and WillPemcoBielomatik.

Dedicated kiosks on the booth of 458 sqm will inform about the variety of available solutions. Part of the portfolio, for example, are now high-productive, fully automatic exercise book machines for medium to high output of max. 36,000 exercise books/hour. The lines are Z-shaped for a compact layout that allows for easy access to deep pile and stitching unit and can be operated with 1 or two webs. Entry-level machines for small to medium output of max. 18,000 exercise books/hour complete the portfolio.

Semi and fully automatic machines for the production of steel and PVC spiral as well as double wire note pads offer extraordinary product quality, flexibility and additionally convince with high production output for medium and large runs. The modular concept and the economic design fulfills basically every production requirement. Stand-alone or inline double wire forming machines are available as well. A newly developed, double wire binding machine from the brand Kugler-Womako, the ProFlex, is ideal for cost-efficient, entry-level binding of notepads.

Another kiosk will be dedicated to digital print converting – including an innovative book converting method for digitally printed softcover books, flexible sheeters for digital paper sizes and book-on-demand binding solutions for hardcover books for small order volumes starting already from a single book.

Additionally, visitors can find information about RFID transponder laminating and finishing solutions, including reel-to-reel converting machines for dry and wet inlays and chip modules. A modular machine concept suits entry level to high end production needs.

There is a lot to discover at the booth of BW Papersystems! From May 31 to June 10, live machine demonstrations will take place every day, showing the cut quality and reliability of the eCon folio sheeter as well as the precise wrapping and flexibility of the GREC folio ream wrapper.

BW Papersystems, MarquipWardUnited, WillPemcoBielomatik, Kugler-Womako and BW Bielomatik look forward to welcoming you at drupa 2016 – see you in hall 10, booth D20. We are Paper Converting. We are BW Papersystems

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    ABOUT BW PAPERSYSTEMS

    BW Papersystems incorporates seven of the strongest brands in the industry: MarquipWardUnited, WillPemcoBielomatik, JAG SYNCHRO, SHM, Wrapmatic, Kugler-Womako and BW Bielomatik. Market leading technology is available for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials. In addition, the portfolio includes stationery, passport production and specialized paper converting applications as well as book-on-demand binding lines, digital print finishing and RFID processing technology. For the corrugating and finishing industry, customers rely on the well-known brands MarquipWardUnited, Curioni and VortX for full corrugators, reliable rotary die cutters or flexo folder gluers as well as starch mixing systems.

    ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER

    Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2.4 billion organization with 11,000 team members united by a common belief:  to use the power of business to build a better world. To see how, go to barry-wehmiller.com.

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BW Papersystems and its brands MarquipWardUnited, WillPemcoBielomatik, Kugler-Womako and BW Bielomatik will present its wide range of solutions for stationery and digital print converting as well as for folio sheeting at drupa 2016. The world’s largest printing trade fair, will take place May 31 to June 10, 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Under the motto “We are Paper Converting. We are BW Papersystems.” and on 458 sqm, in hall 10 at booth D20, the companies for the first time will be exhibiting together as a group.

PR 2016 03 02 BW Papersystems at drupa 2016 graphicAfter the merger of MarquipWardUnited, E.C.H. Will, Pemco and Kugler-Womako in 2014 and the following acquisition of the paper processing business of Bielomatik in 2015, BW Papersystems now offers market leading technology for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials, plus stationery, passport production and specialized paper converting applications. For the corrugating industry, full corrugators and finishing equipment such as flexo folder gluers and rotary die cutters are available.

One highlight on BW Papersystems’ booth will be the live demonstration of an eCon sheeter. The eCon folio sheeter, that has been developed using advanced design methodologies, offers high-quality twin synchronous sheeting at a price level never previously available from a leading manufacturer. Since its launch 21 months ago, the eCon sheeter has recorded excellent results with 23 machines sold in North and Latin America and Europe. Its attractive price level assures a quick ROI for printers and folding carton manufacturers while they are able to reduce inventory, eliminate pile turning, lower material cost and increase press performance.

“The eCon sheeter has really found its place in the market, delivering second-to-none cut quality and accuracy as well as ease of operation and maintenance,” says Steve Brimble, Senior VP Worldwide Sheeter Sales. “At printing and folding carton plants, the breakdown of a sheeter can quickly shut down production. The eCon makes no compromise on reliability and remote diagnostics and has the backing of the global BW Papersystems spares and service network. This has been a big factor in most orders.”

Also demonstrated on the stand will be a Wrapmatic GREC automatic folio ream wrapper. This mid-range model offers the perfect flexible solution to paper converters and small mills wishing to produce high-quality wrapped reams – wrapped in traditional poly-coated moisture barrier paper or Kraft paper. Quick size changes make the GREC ideal for handling small orders.

Visitors will also be able to discover the greatly enlarged portfolio for stationery, book binding, digital print and book converting and RFID applications from WillPemcoBielomatik, BW Bielomatik and Kugler-Womako. For the first time, the best technologies from former E.C.H. Will and the paper processing business of Bielomatik as well as from Kugler-Womako are combined. Customers can now select the ideal machinery for entry-level up to highly automated applications. A wide range of high-quality solutions is available for producing exercise books or glued, plastic, wire or even paper bound products. Solutions for the fast growing digital print market include flexible digital size sheeters, book-on-demand binding machines for ultra-low volume book production and an innovative single-sheet book converting line for high volumes. Specialized equipment for the converting of RFID technology as well as passport manufacturing lines complete the impressive technology lineup under one banner: BW Papersystems.

BW Papersystems, MarquipWardUnited, WillPemcoBielomatik, Kugler-Womako and BW Bielomatik look forward to welcoming you at drupa 2016 – see you in hall 10, booth D20. We are Paper Converting. We are BW Papersystems.

ABOUT BW PAPERSYSTEMS

BW Papersystems incorporates five of the strongest brands in the industry: WillPemcoBielomatik, MarquipWardUnited, SHM, Wrapmatic and Kugler-Womako.  Market leading technology is available for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials, plus stationery, passport production and specialized paper converting applications.  For the corrugating industry, customers rely on the well-known brands MarquipWardUnited, Curioni and VortX

ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2.4 billion organization with 11,000 team members united by a common belief:  to use the power of business to build a better world. To see how, go to barry-wehmiller.com.

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2015 03 05 103205Tim Sullivan, Barry‐Wehmiller Group President and ex‐interim President of BW Papersystems is pleased to announce the appointment of Neal McConnellogue as President of BW Papersystems. BW Papersystems is a leading global supplier of sheeting and sheet packaging machinery for the paper converting, manufacturing and packaging industries and the largest division of Barry‐Wehmiller. Companies within the BW Papersystems group include MarquipWardUnited, Will‐Pemco, Curioni and Kugler‐Womako.

“Neal is an extremely talented and experienced executive who has produced strong results in every position he’s held during his nineteen year career with the Barry‐ Wehmiller organization,” said Sullivan. “With his strategic vision, operating skills and leadership experience, BW Papersystems will continue to evolve into a global leader known for its exceptional people, outstanding products and service, and ability to offer enduring value in the marketplace.”

In his new role,  McConnellogue will be responsible for all aspects of the business, including new equipment sales, aftermarket sales, customer service, field service, engineering  and  manufacturing at BW Papersystems’ operations worldwide.  BW
Papersystems employs nearly 1,400 team members and generated in excess of $370 million in revenue in FY 2014.

“I am excited and honored to lead the BW Papersystems team in furthering the company’s growth and success through new levels of innovation, customer experience and value in the marketplace,” McConnellogue commented.

McConnellogue joined Barry‐Wehmiller in 1996 after serving in leadership roles for Conal, his family’s business. Throughout his tenure with the Barry‐Wehmiller organization, he has served in numerous capacities. He began as the Director of Aftermarket for its then Jetstream division. From there he was promoted to Director of Sales for Jetstream before moving to its newly‐acquired Fleetwood division and serving as VP of Sales. There he contributed significantly to the acquisitions of Goldco, Wyard and Ambec and integration of Barry‐Wehmiller’s historic brewery equipment business. When these companies were merged into FleetwoodGoldcoWyard (recently  renamed  BW  Container  Systems), McConnellogue served in a Global  Sales  capacity.  He became Executive VP in 2011 and was named BW Container Systems President in 2013.

“BW Papersystems has experienced significant growth over the past several years as it has expanded its range of products, technologies and markets worldwide,” said Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry‐Wehmiller. “With Neal’s skillful leadership, BW Papersystems will continue to grow as an important platform in the strong balance of industries served by Barry‐Wehmiller.”

ABOUT BW PAPERSYSTEMS
BW Papersystems incorporates five of the strongest brands in the industry: Will‐Pemco, MarquipWardUnited, SHM, Wrapmatic and Kugler Womako.  Market leading technology is available for folio‐size, cut‐size and digital‐size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials, plus stationery, passport production and specialized paper converting applications.  For the corrugating industry, customers rely on the well‐known brands MarquipWardUnited, Curioni and VortX.
ABOUT BARRY‐WEHMILLER
Barry‐Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people‐centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose‐driven growth, Barry‐Wehmiller has become a $2 billion organization with 8,500‐plus team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. To see how, go to www.barry‐wehmiller.com  
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