History

More than one hundred years of engineering experience

2018

Acquisition of BICMA Hygiene Technologie GmbH

2017

Integration of F.L. Smithe and Halm Industries into W+D

2016

Introduction of the W+D 410 Easy Enveloper, a new generation of envelope machines, at drupa. 

Acquisition of W+D by the Barry-Wehmiller Group

2015

Introduction of the W+D Quality Services division 2013 Market launch of the W+D FLOWTOS – the fastest 2-lane tissue production system

2010

Acquisition of inserting machine manufacturer Buhrs ITM GmbH in Löhne, Germany

2007

Founding of the subsidiary W+D Asia-Pacific in Puchong, Malaysia

1999

W+D develops the first 4-lane tissue machine with 8,000 units/min

1986

W+D develops the first envelope machine with a production capacity of 1,000 envelopes/min

1976

Development of the “Hygiene” business field with machines for hygiene and tissue product production

1973

Founding of the subsidiary in Overland Park, Kansas

1954

Market launch of the first fully integrated blank-fed envelope machine; first own printing machine production

1938

Market launch of the first reel-fed envelope machine

1917

Relocation of the company to its current site on Sohler Weg in Neuwied, Germany

1913

Alfred Winkler and Max Dünnebier found Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH with the invention and patenting of the rotation principle for envelope machines