All aboard! Next stop: the future!

PCMC (Paper Converting Machine Company Italia S.p.A.), international leader in the design and manufacture of paper converting machines headquartered in Diecimo (Lucca) and part of the US multinational Barry-Wehmiller, is inaugurating its new facilities in Fornaci di Barga.

The business activities of a company with a history that began back in 1919, when PCMC - today strong of a turnover that exceeds 50 million euro - culminates today in this new production site, symbol of innovation and of the company’s potential for growth in the future. The premises will allow check-outs of 4 converting lines simultaneously, for a production capacity of 36 lines per year, together with a space for the administration, production and sales departments. And the official inauguration of the new plant is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12th with a very special event that merges the tradition of the the past with the technology of the future. An event dedicated to the about 1000 people working in the company and their families, customers, guests coming from the world over, with a special focus on the young generations part of the PCMC family. Almost 100 years of history keeping not profits, not the product, but people and their talents at the center of everything.

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Spurred by the corporate motto “People Care Moves our Company”, the event is centered on the talents protagonists of PCMC’s development throughout the years.

Together with the ribbon cutting ceremony, another inauguration will take place: the street dedicated to William Austin Chapman, founder of Barry-Wehmiller, which will bear his name.

And to celebrate the event and mark the company’s roots in tradition, participants will be taken to Fornaci di Barga on a steam train! A time machine that, like the history of PCMC, goes back a long way and is headed straight into the future.

About PCMC
Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has been specializing for over 90 years in the design and manufacture of converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and flexographic printing industries. Its tissue converting product line includes laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment to produce multi-ply bathroom tissue and household towels, table napkins, and away-from-home rolled products. The nonwovens converting line produces a variety of consumer products, including wet wipe disposable cloths.

In addition, the company is a major manufacturer of multi-substrate flexographic presses, providing numerous printing options for the flexible packaging industry. The offer includes also machine rebuild and upgrade packages to improve the performance of existing equipment. PCMC is headquartered in Green Bay, Wi (USA), while its operations for Europe, Asia and Latin America are coordinated by PCMC Italia Spa, which is headquartered in Lucca, Tuscany - the veritable heart of the global Tissue business. PCMC is part of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., based in St. Louis (Missouri), a world-leading supplier of packaging, corrugating, and paper converting technology, as well as engineering consulting services across a broad spectrum of industries, employing more than five thousand associates around the globe.

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