Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) acquires envelope printing equipment manufacturer Halm Industries
NEUWIED, Germany — March 31, 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, New York, and Warmond, Netherlands.
“Halm’s new four-color digital inkjet envelope overprinting press D415MJ, 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.” W+D will assume the service for the installed base with the support of the keypoeple in USA and the location Warmond in the Netherlands.
With Halm as its 89th acquisition, Barry-Wehmiller, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), 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.”