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02/14/2019

W&H appoints Dr. Falco Paepenmüller as Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Falco Paepenmüller will assume the position of Chief Technology Officer at Windmöller & Hölscher as of 01.04.2019. His successor as Head of the Extrusion Business Unit will be Dr. Torsten Schmitz.

Changes at W&H, the specialist for the flexible packaging market: Effective April 1, 2019, Dr. Falco Paepenmüller will become Chief Technology Officer (CTO), a newly-created position, of the machinery manufacturer’s Management Board. Paepenmüller assumes responsibility for the three business units: Extrusion, Printing and Converting. Chief Financial Officer, Theodor Determann, transferred from W&H to Germany-based E-Mobility specialist e.GO Mobile at the beginning of the year. The position of...

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02/14/2019

NOVOFLEX II Flexographic Press to Premiere at W&H Open House

Machinery manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher is hosting “Experience the Future of Flexo” featuring the newest technological developments in flexographic printing at its renovated Printing Technology Center in Lengerich, Germany on March 27th & 28th. Highlighting the Open House will be the world premiere of the NOVOFLEX II flexographic press, which will demonstrate challenging jobs at top speeds. The MIRAFLEX II product range, the market’s top selling flexographic press with more than 600 machines running worldwide, is being expanded with the introduction of a compact single port machine. Additional topics include: n a new technology that delivers high performance press-ready plates in less than an hour presented by KODAK Flexcel Solutions as well as a direct comparison of the classic CMYK color separation to multi-color separation. Rounding out the event, the Information and Diagnostics Center will introduce visitors to new services using data glasses.

“Shorter job lengths, demanding images, and consistently high-quality print done profitably – demands such as these from flexo printers are increasing. At ‘Experience the Future of Flexo’, W&H will present solutions for these challenges with new machinery, time saving processes and new technology,” explained Markus Bauschulte, Technical Sales Director of the Printing and Finishing Unit at W&H.

Visitors to the Open House will experience the premiere of the NOVOFLEX II, the newest flexographic...

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01/11/2019

W&H Express Manufacturing produces Spare Parts in Record Time

In the event of (imminent) machine downtime, machine spare parts are often required in record time. Windmöller & Hölscher has 90 percent of all required original spare parts directly available from stock. But there are also rare consumables or old machine parts that are not stored. The W&H express production closes this gap: Simple to medium complex machine components that have been manufactured to customer specifications (drawing parts), can be rebuilt and delivered in less than 24 hours.

"Our express service for spare parts works in a similar way to an emergency room: the most important thing is to stabilize the patient, i.e. the machine, and keep it alive. This is how we prevent production shutdowns. We get very positive feedback from our customers for the fast immediate help," says Jörg Dellbrügge, Head of W&H Service Logistics. The conventional delivery time for rare consumables that are not stored in stock is two weeks or longer. W&H's express spare parts, on the other hand,...

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