W&H woven PP subsidiary BSW expands sales and production


BSW Machinery, the Vienna-based subsidiary of Windmöller & Hölscher, reported strong orders in 2015, especially in some countries where business climate had been affected by political crisis before, it says. It also had a 20% growth, compared to 2014. The company is also building another expansion at its production facility in the Czech Republic.

New products have their share of the increased order numbers, it says, giving an example of four and six-colour printing machine servoTex. It expects production in 2016 will be doubled compared to 2014. Also, BSW produced more sub-assemblies for the W&H converTex PP sack bottomer. As W&H continues its growth path at its Lengerich, Germany, headquarters this strategy will be reinforced in 2016 with additional production load coming to BSW.

To meet this challenge, a two-fold strategy is being employed by the management. One direction is improved sales per sq m and the other is additional assembly space. More personnel and mezzanine constructions are being added to boost the productivity per sq m. Storage areas are being converted to assembly space. To support this second part of the strategy, production work on a new logistic centre has already been started with completion expected this year.

BSW stands for the woven PP sack business within the W&H group and complements the other business areas in flexible packaging made of paper and film. Dr Jürgen Vutz, W&H CEO, says, “BSW is serving customers and technologies which overlap with the other W&H offerings. Therefore BSW is an essential part of our strategy to be the number one partner for our customers in flexible packaging.”


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