22. May 2019 | Economy

W&H: new products in its anniversary year

Windmöller & Hölscher, German manufacturer of systems for the manufacture and processing of flexible packaging, has concluded 2018 with sales of around 895 million euros. The number of employees increased from 2,950 to 3,100 in the worldwide group.

In addition to internationality, the company cites new products on the future topics of digitalization and sustainability as growth drivers. In 2018, the company reportedly invested 8% of its sales in research and development. For 2019, the group's 150th anniversary, further innovations are announced.

International presence and expansion

With an export rate of over 90%, the group's international positioning is said to be another important success factor. In recent months, the machinery manufacturer has expanded its international presence with six new sales and service locations, e.g. in Poland and Asia. At its headquarters in Germany, W&H invested in the construction of a 10,000 square meter technology center for machines for the production of flexible packaging.

The highlight of the anniversary year will be the K 2019 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. Here, W&H reportedly will present new machine generations, digital products and innovative solutions for sustainable packaging.

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edited by Christiane Lingrön

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