Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Invests in Russia
BW Packaging Systems — the packaging machinery arm of Barry-Wehmiller, a $3 billion global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology — recently augmented its investment in the Russian packaging market by establishing Moscow-based sales, parts and field service teams to better serve both new and existing Russian customers.
The packaging equipment platform has brought together eight Russian packaging industry veterans, each with almost two decades of experience. Together, they are solely focused on the Russian market, with an office in Moscow that has dedicated customer service support and field service technicians, along with spare parts and aftermarket inventory. In July 2019, the team launched its own website, www.bwpackagingsystems.com/ru, which provides detailed information on BW Packaging Systems Russia.
BW Packaging Systems is a $700-plus million business with more than 3,000 team members in nine countries and 37 locations around the world. It represents the collective capabilities of several Barry-Wehmiller companies, including BW Flexible Systems, Pneumatic Scale Angelus and Synerlink, all of which currently operate in Russia and now are supported by the new office, as well as Accraply and BW Integrated Systems. Through BW Packaging Systems, customers can find more than just a single machine; they can leverage the combined primary packaging, labeling and end-of-line packaging solutions of each of the Barry-Wehmiller packaging companies.
Well-established in Russia, BW Flexible Systems is a global manufacturer of packaging systems that fill and bag thousands of food and non-food products. BW Flexible Systems offers machines for flexible packaging with technologies ranging from form-fill-seal, bag filling and sealing, and flow-wrapping, to bag palletizing and stretch-wrapping. These systems support many markets, including bakery, cheese, produce, processed meats, frozen foods and more.
“The flexible packaging and rigid filling solutions that BW Packaging Systems offers for the Russian market are unparalleled in quality and efficiency,” said Arkady Melititsky, general director, BW Packaging Systems Russia. “With this dedicated location and team, we will ensure our customers have access to this technology and the unmatched service that accompanies it.”