W&H achieves sales of EUR 895 million and starts the anniversary year with new products
Machine builder Windmöller & Hölscher concludes 2018 with sales of around 895 million euros. The specialist for the flexible packaging market is continuing its course of growth of the recent years. 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 invested eight percent of its sales in research and development. In 2019, W&H celebrates its 150th anniversary and announces further innovations.
"All business units Extrusion, Printing, Converting and Service contributed to the record sales of the W&H Group of 895 million euros. With an export rate of over 90%, our international positioning is another important success factor for W&H," explains CEO Dr. Jürgen Vutz.
Strengthening of international presence and the headquarters
In recent months, the machine builder has expanded its international presence with 6 new sales and service locations, e.g. in Poland and Asia. At its headquarters...
Small, compact, fast - the new MIRAFLEX II Single-Port
The new compact MIRAFLEX II Single-Port flexographic printing press from Windmöller & Hölscher is ideal for smaller production spaces. With its face-to-face winder configuration, there is only one central loading and unloading area for the winder. The resulting shorter operator and web paths ensure faster job changes and less waste. A further advantage is that the Single-Port can also be upgraded quickly and easily with an inline flexo or gravure application at a later date.
The MIRAFLEX II product family has grown with the new compact MIRAFLEX II Single-Port. The face-to-face winder configuration of the Single-Port version measures 14 meters in length and is roughly 4 meters shorter than the Dual-Port design: "In contrast to the Dual-Port, we now have central loading and unloading for two winders. This significantly reduces the overall roll processing time and saves our customers time because both winders can be operated simultaneously by just one operator," says...
Economical production of the most demanding print jobs in package printing
W&H introduces a new flexo printing press for package printing: The NOVOFLEX II promises maximum productivity through high performance and fast job changes. With a speed of up to 800 m/min, the NOVOFLEX II belongs to the top performance segment. What makes it so special is that even the most difficult images and jobs can be printed in top quality at high speeds. Fast job changes and minimized maintenance and cleaning increase the efficiency of the system.
"The NOVOFLEX II prints even critical, potentially bounce-inducing jobs, such as those with non-staggered plates with hard edges, at high production speeds. And that without increasing the amount of material needed or using special sticky tapes," explains Markus Bauschulte, Technical Sales Director Business Unit Printing and Finishing at W&H. At “The Future of Flexo” Open House at W&H in March, the company presented two jobs with high line count graphics and particularly hard printing plate...