History

2016

W+D in Neuwied and Löhne, as well as in the US and Malaysia, become members of the Barry-Wehmiller Group. The W+D 410 Easy Enveloper is presented as a new generation of envelope machines.

2015

Presentation of W+D Quality Services - W+D as THE service partner for its customers.

2014

Fusion of the parent company Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH, Neuwied and the W+D Direct Marketing Solutions GmbH to Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH.

2013

Launch of the handkerchief line W+D FLOWTOS and presentation of the FLOW-wrap technology.

2012

W+D introduces the 1st totally integrated mail output solution "TIMOS" at drupa 2012 in Düsseldorf.

2011

Winkler+Dünnebier AG changes its legal status to Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH.

2010

Acquisition of Buhrs ITM GmbH in Löhne, a company that manufactured automatic envelope inserting systems.

Subsequent merger with the parent company in Neuwied to form Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH with two German sites.  

2007

Founding of the subsidiary W+D Asia Pacific in Puchong/Malaysia.

2005

W+D opens on April a new representative office in Shanghai, China. This means the positioning of the enterprise into the growth market of China - the base of still more intensive customer contacts in Asia.

2004

Concentration on tissue machines and personal care units in the hygiene sector. Körber AG becomes the majority shareholder of Winkler+Dünnebier AG.

1999

First 4-lane handkerchief machine that produces 8,000 pieces/min.

1998

Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH is converted to a publicly traded corporation. Winkler+Dünnebier acquires the packaging equipment manufacturer MEC Maschinenbau GmbH and integrates it into the Winkler+Dünnebier AG corporation.

1997

In accordance with the family succession planning process, a financial investor acquires the company together with its management.

1986

First machine introduced that produces 1,000 envelopes/min.

1976

The new business field „Hygiene“ includes machines for the manufacture of sanitary articles such as paper towels, facial tissue, napkins, sanitary towels, etc.

1973

Founding of the US branch in Overland Park, Kansas.

1954

Launch of a fully integrated sheet envelope machine; first own production of printing presses.

1938

Introduction of the first roller envelope machine.

1913

In the beginning there was an idea. With the invention of the rotation principle for envelope machines and its patent application, Alfred Winkler and Max Dünnebier found Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH.