Winkler+Dünnebier AG Acquires Business Operations of Buhrs ITM GmbH

NEUWIED, GERMANY—Oct. 5, 2010—Effective Oct. 2, 2010, Winkler+Dünnebier AG (W+D) has acquired the business operations of Buhrs ITM GmbH, Löhne, Germany. Buhrs ITM has been the world’s fourth largest provider of highly efficient and flexible system solutions for automated envelope insertion.

Going forward, W+D will offer the entire existing product range and services under the name “W+D Direct Marketing Solutions GmbH” from its location in Löhne, Germany. It is planned to complement the company’s current product portfolio with exciting new developments in the area of advanced inserting solutions for direct mail.

With the acquisition of Buhrs ITM GmbH, W+D is strategically strengthening its position as a leading supplier of envelope, direct mail and direct marketing production systems and solutions.

About Buhrs
Buhrs is the leading worldwide provider of mailing and fulfillment solutions. Buhrs develops, manufactures, sells and services systems for poly and paper wrapping, envelope inserting and fulfillment. The company prepares media products such as magazines, newspapers, computer output, direct mailing products, books, videos, compact discs and credit cards for distribution. Buhrs is partner to postal organizations, publishers, printers, binders, mailing houses, letter shops, banks, service bureaus, insurance companies, fulfillment companies and many other companies ranging from medium-sized to leading businesses. With over 4,500 systems installed worldwide and four new installations per week, Buhrs is well established and has a proud reputation for quality and reliability.

For sales and technical support of Buhrs ITM inserting solutions in North America please call (763) 557-9100 and ask for: Michael Aumann, President, Buhrs America; or Bow Smith, Service Manager Buhrs ITM Solutions, Buhrs America.

About Winkler+Dünnebier AG
Winkler+Dünnebier (W+D) is the world’s leading technology and system solution partner for machines and production systems for the manufacture, inserting and packaging of envelopes, as well as for tissue fold and hygiene products. In addition, W+D offers transport and palletizing systems for the paper, tissue and food industries via its subsidiary W+D-Langhammer. Thanks to its innovative and tailor-made system solutions and services, W+D focuses on the entire internal value chain of its customers. The company, which was founded in 1913, has manufacturing facilities in Germany, the USA, China and Malaysia, and also operates a global sales and service network. Winkler+Dünnebier is part of Körber PaperLink, an international supplier of system solutions for the paper and tissue converting industries. For more information, go to

Source: Company press release.

  • http://Dr.HendrikvanGeet Dr. Hendrik van Geet

    We are very happy to see that Buhrs ITM is saved and special by W+D. We thought that Kern was the partner but with W+D we see an other potential as this will give them the financial backing they need to develop as one of the larger suppliers of mail systems around the globe as they already produce one of the best products. We as one of the larger global suppliers of used mailing equipment have seen that the Buhrs ITM machines keep their value very well, which is a sign that the machines are well built and popular with the users. We , as Mailsystems Asia and Mailssytems LLC wish all parties involved a great future. If they do well we do well.

    Dr. Hendrik (Dick) van Geet