W+D Acquires Envelope Printing Equipment Manufacturer Halm Industries
NEUWIED, Germany — April 5, 2017 — Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D), a Barry-Wehmiller company, is strengthening its position as a long-term technology and service-solutions partner for the envelope and printed mail market with the acquisition of Halm Industries, a leading manufacturer of offset and digital printing presses. Halm has locations in Glen Head, N.Y., and Warmond, Netherlands.
“Halm’s new four-color digital inkjet envelope overprinting press, designed to meet customers’ rapidly growing demand for personalization and short-run envelope overprinting production, will be a perfect complement to W+D’s short-run, highly flexible and easy-to-use line of envelope converting, inserting and printing solutions,” said Frank Eichhorn, Managing Director of W+D. “We are eager to globalize this new product’s very successful North American introduction. Plus, W+D will assume the service for the installed base of all Halm machines, with the support of key team members in the U.S. and in Warmond, Netherlands.”
With Halm as its 89th acquisition, Barry-Wehmiller, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo, grows to more than 11,000 team members in 100-plus locations worldwide. Since 1987 when it began its acquisition strategy, the privately held firm has experienced significant growth, with revenues of $2.5 billion.
“It gives me great pleasure to warmly welcome the team members of Halm to the people-centric culture of W+D and Barry-Wehmiller,” said Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller Chairman and CEO. “We are looking forward to collaborating and creating additional value for customers.”
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