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Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation of Lincoln, R.I., is distinguished by a heritage of industrial innovation. Founded in 1869, its parent company, Windmoeller & Hoelscher of Lengerich, Germany, first established an international presence by automating the production of paper bags. Since then, the company’s product range has grown extensively.
The Rhode Island-based unit, incorporated in 1977, has become a major supplier of advanced flexographic and gravure printing presses, blown and cast film extrusion systems, multiwall bag making machines, as well as form, fill, seal (FFS) equipment for the flexible packaging industry in North America. W&H’s engineering excellence and advanced concepts have made them the leader in their markets.
W&H holds more than 1,500 patents worldwide, including extrusion developments, such as oscillating haul-off technology, internal bubble cooling, and automatic die control. The company is well known for many industry “firsts,” including the introduction of the first CI press, the Olympia 1275 in 1954, and the for 1997 launch of the Novoflex, the industry’s first gearless, direct drive, infinitely variable flexo press, as well as Easycol, the first color matching system.
In addition to the world’s comprehensive machinery range for the flexible packaging industry, W&H also offers the strongest service and spare parts program that is available 24/7/365, utilizing a comprehensive multi-million dollar warehouse to deliver the vast majority of parts right from our stock. Additionally, W&H’s 43,000 square foot Technology Center in Germany offers the most advanced training and testing labs for printing, extrusion and packaging machinery.
Customer satisfaction is our driving force with a primary emphasis on productivity and profitability for our customers.
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