Barry-Wehmiller Creates New Divisions

ST. LOUIS, MO | Barry-Wehmiller reports it is creating two new divisions responding to rising demand for its flexible packaging equipment as well as more complete integrated systems. On January 1, the flexible packaging experts from Hayssen Flexible Systems and the bag converting and bag filling divisions of Thiele Technologies came together to form a single team as BW Flexible Systems. Led by Doug McGraw, BW Flexible Systems will specialize in the development, manufacture, and sales of flexible packaging equipment including horizontal and vertical f/f/s solutions, bag converting, and filling-sealing of pre-made bags. The team will also integrate scales and bag palletizers.

At the same time, the BW Container Systems team and the end-of-line teams from Thiele Technologies will merge to become BW Integrated Systems. This new business offers a full range of end-of-line packaging equipment.

“One year ago, we introduced our packaging platform—BW Packaging Systems—to better communicate the collective capabilities of Barry-Wehmiller’s companies” says Carol O’Neill, group president, Packaging. “Leveraging the vast expertise and experience within our packaging companies with more focused teams throughout will better serve our customers.”

The company says BW Packaging Systems provides everything from a single piece of equipment to fully integrated, custom packaging lines and serves a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, personal care and household, container manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, industrial products, and more.

Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller chairman and CEO, says, “Over the last 30 years, Barry-Wehmiller has acquired more than 50 companies in the packaging industry, bringing together a large base of talent and technology. This new alignment will better position our packaging companies for organic growth, provide more opportunities for our team members and take better care of our customers.”

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