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26.03.2018 Record year for W&H

In 2017 Windmöller & Hölscher, Lengerich, Germany – which specialises in manufacture of machinery and converting equipment for the production of flexible packaging - expanded its position as market leader in all three of its product areas: extrusion, printing and conversion. Within this last category belongs W&H’s highly successful range of FFS bagging machines and related sack palletizers.  The family-owned company concluded the 2017 business year with a turnover of around 835 million euros – the highest in the group’s history.
“All of the product areas – extrusion, printing and conversion – together with the service division, developed positively in the past year,” reported CEO, Dr Jürgen Vutz. In addition to the W&H brand and a wide range of worldwide sales companies, the corporate group also includes Garant, the specialist manufacturer of production machines for paper sacks.
Numerous innovations based around the guiding concept of ‘Packaging 4.0’ drive the company’s consistent growth. "To us, Packaging 4.0 means intelligent systems, integrated processes and intuitive operation. We utilise new, digital technologies to make our customers’ production process more efficient and economical – from automated, faster job changes to monitoring and control via smartphone,” explained Vutz.
The company plans further growth for 2018. “This year will be shaped by the preparations for our 150-year company anniversary in 2019,” he went on. Leading up to this anniversary, the company will be investing millions of euros in its Lengerich headquarters to expand its technology centre, making it the largest of its type in the world. 
The board of the W&H Group: managing partner and CEO Dr Jürgen Vutz; managing partner and chief sales officer Peter Steinbeck; and chief financial officer Theodor Determann 

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