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The hygiene sector of the BWCS platform


Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) & Paper Converting Machine Company GmbH (PCMC) are part of global equipment manufacturer Barry-Wehmiller and its BW Converting Solutions (BWCS) platform.

Together, these two companies represent the hygiene sector of the BWCS platform and offer a wide range of high-performance machines and services to the hygiene industry worldwide. The comprehensive product offerings include converting lines for Dry & Wet Wipes, Baby Care, Fem Care, Light Inco, Adult Care, Tissue Handkerchiefs and Face Mask.

Simply feeling good and comfortable is a basic human desire. In everyday life, disposable hygiene products are key to the experience of well-being. We invest all our know-how and resources in developing excellent technology for our customers to manufacture personal care and tissue products of the highest quality and with innovative product features, whilst obtaining economical and efficient production conditions.

Leading positions in
the hygiene sector

Sergio Casella / Division President

CEO of PCMC in Italy since October 1999, Sergio is now taking on the additional role of President for Hygiene Solutions within the platform. The W+D BICMA and PCMC brands supply equipment in the Personal Care, Dry & Wet Wipes and Tissue Fold segments. From diapers to sanitary towels and bed pads to machines for the production of tissues and wet wipes, and with many years of experience in our name, we supply our custo­mers with the best possible solutions for the manufacture of modern, sustainable hygiene products. Thus your success and your customers‘ well-being are of equal importance to us.

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Cristian Giuliani / Director of Hygiene Engineering

After joining Barry-Wehmiller in October 2021, Christian now leads the North American Engineering of the Hygiene Division. With more than 20 years of experience leading engineering and R&D projects in the Personal Care industry his goal is to support the growth and success of our division supplying our customers with the best and most innovative solutions for the manufacture of modern and sustainable hygiene products.

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Berthold Schmitz / Director Engineering & Operations Personal Care

Berthold's career in the hygiene industry began in 1992, and he has been with W+D since the acquisition of BICMA in Mayen, Germany in 2018. BICMA has since merged with W+D and become part of the BW Converting Solutions platform. Since 2019, Berthold has been the Value Stream Hygiene manager at W+D BICMA  . Following the successful move from Mayen to Neuwied, the stage is set for new opportunities and developments. He is committed to a positive, appreciative work environment that focuses on the employee. As a mechanical and industrial engineer with over 30 years of professional experience, he knows better than anyone what is important in designing well-functioning systems.

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Marc Wolpers / Vice President Sales & Market Development

After 25 years in nonwovens machinery sales, he joined W+D in 2020 as Vice President Sales & Market Development for Hygiene Solutions and, since 2022, also for BW Converting Solutions, which includes PCMC's Wipes Converting Technology, where he is responsible for global sales and market development as well as project and product management. Marc‘s vision for the BWCS is to be recognized in the market as very customer focused and to provide clients the best and most efficient process solutions and services they need to succeed.

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