BW Papersystems Sponsors SPA 104th Conference
Manufacturing in Europe for Europe
With the bringing together of brands including Marquip, Ward Machinery United Containers and VortX, Barry-Wehmiller consolidated its corrugated industry companies under the name of BW Papersystems. BW Papersystems operates manufacturing facilities in the USA, Europe and Asia. BW Papersystems produces the majority of its flexo folder gluers and rotary die-cutters in Baltimore, USA.
Over the last few years, the company has significantly grown its customer based in the EMEA region, in part due to the growing need for e-commerce boxes, and due to growth of overall demand for corrugated. With this growth came the need for a significantly enhanced offering to EMEA customers, not just in terms of service and after-sales support, but also reducing lead times for the supply of new equipment. BW Papersystems has a modern facility in Hamburg, Germany with the highest technology standards where they have been assembling cut-size and folio sheeters, so this was a logical site from which they could roll out corrugated flexo converting equipment focused on the European market.
The Hamburg site is 8,900 sqm and currently has over 160 team members to service BWP customers. The BWP Hamburg site will be a centre of excellence for Finishing equipment for the corrugated industry in addition to manufacturing Sheeters.
With a dedicated European leadership team, BW Papersystems is able to offer all its contracts and services in local language, which is positive for their customers. The new leadership team includes Peter Lapins – Sr. VP of Operations EMEA, Mark Taylor – Director of Sales EMEA, Johannes Klottka – Value Stream Leader EMEA Finishing, Olaf Dreger – Value Stream Leader EMEA Corrugating, Martin McTigue - Director of Product Management EMEA and Marco Angeli – Finishing Equipment Sales Leader:
To enhance the expansion of manufacturing in Europe, BW Papersystems will hold a greater stock of spare parts for the machinery being supplied to customers in the EMEA territory; parts for all BWP machinery will be distributed by the company’s Frankfurt warehouse, with specific parts for machines made in Hamburg being held at the Hamburg facility as well.
With flexo converting machines having been installed at numerous facilities in the EMEA over the last few years, the focus of assembly and production in Hamburg will be on lines such as the 6.18 MiniPro Flexo Folder Gluer, Rotary Die Cutters and the Vacuum Overhead Stackers. With the building of machinery in Europe comes a true metric offering for customers in EMEA.
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