Barry-Wehmiller acquired Bielomatik paper processing group
9 October 2015
Barry-Wehmiller Cos., Inc. acquired the Bielomatik paper processing product line from Bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. KG, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
Bielomatik operations will be integrated within BW Papersystems, a global supplier to the paper and board sheeting, paper converting, and corrugating industries. With this newest addition, Barry-Wehmiller’s revenues will approach $2.4 billion as it expands worldwide.
Bielomatik’s paper processing product line includes machinery for sheeting, book production, spiral binding and ream wrapping as well as finishing equipment for digital printing.
"The acquisition of the Bielomatik paper processing line business provides BW Papersystems with an exciting opportunity to build an even stronger, sustainable global sheeter, packaging, and stationery business,” said Neal McConnellogue, president of BW Papersystems. “We are grateful to add 150 new team members whose knowledge, talent and proven legacy will benefit BW Papersystems.”
BW Papersystems is a combination of four companies: MarquipWardUnited, the newly named WillPemcoBielomatik (formed of Will-Pemco and the newly acquired Bielomatik paper division), Kugler-Womako and Curioni, plus the wellknown brands of SHM and Wrapmatic.
Bielomatik is globally known for its paper processing equipment to sheet and wrap folio and cut-size material from small to large formats and from fine paper to board. The range includes complete solutions for exercise books and writing pads in schools and business around the world.