MarquipWardUnited Establishes BW Papersystems


PHILLIPS, WI | MarquipWardUnited, a Barry-Wehmiller company, has completed the acquisition of the operations of the Körber AG’s Papersystems companies: E.C.H. Will, ( Pemco, and Kugler-Womako. The companies become part of the newly formed BW Papersystems, a global supplier of sheeting and sheet packaging machinery, with solutions for a wide range of applications for the paper converting, manufacturing and packaging industries.

BW Papersystems employs nearly 1,500 team members worldwide and is expected to generate revenue in excess of $370 million in FY 2014. “With almost $100M in revenue, 250,000 square feet of additional capacity and over 340 new associates, the acquisition of the Körber Papersystems businesses opens up a whole new beginning for our organization,” says Tim Sullivan, Barry-Wehmiller group president. “We look forward to the exciting opportunities our new platform creates for our customers, suppliers, and all of our team members worldwide. We are thrilled to partner with the great people from E.C.H. Will, Pemco, and Kugler-Womako and we welcome them with open arms into the Barry-Wehmiller family.”

Reportedly, BW Papersystems offers innovative solutions for the most complex mill to the smallest converter. MarquipWardUnited’s corrugating and finishing lines are part of the comprehensive BW Papersystems product offerings.

As part of the integration, E.C.H. Will and Pemco have been rebranded as Will-Pemco to optimize coordination and the synergy that exists between the two businesses. The combined Will-Pemco entity is said to assure seamless delivery and enhanced service levels.

Steve Brimble, VP global sheeter sales at BW Papersystems, says, “When we put all these brands onto one page for the first time, everyone immediately recognized the strength of the combined companies and the benefit for our customers. We see a great opportunity in both the technologies and solutions on offer now and in the potential for future product and service development. There is clearly hard work ahead of us, but the amazing people in this new group are excited to create something truly exceptional by working together with the spirit of truly human leadership, the bedrock of Barry-Wehmiller Group.”

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