BW Packaging Systems invests in Russia

Aug 05, 2019

BW Packaging Systems, the packaging machinery arm of Barry-Wehmiller, recently augmented its investment in the Russian packaging market by establishing Moscow-based sales, parts and field service teams.

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. During July, the team launched its own website, 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 are currently operating in Russia and now are supported by the new office as well as Accraply and BW Integrated Systems.

According to BW, BW Flexible Systems is well-established in Russia and 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.

Hema, a brand within the Pneumatic Scale Angelus family, is a global designer, manufacturer and supporter of rotary-filling solutions for many markets.

Synerlink is a supplier of fillers for dairy products, and other foods and beverages, with a range of solutions through complete packaging lines, including form-fill-seal lines and fill-seal machines (preformed cups and bottles), combi (bottle fill-seal machines) and end-of-line robotic solutions, such as sleeving, case-loading, overwrapping, picking, crating and palletizing.

In October, the BW Packaging Systems Russia team will showcase the BW Flexible Systems Schib CO50 inverted horizontal flow-wrapper at Agroprodmash, held in Moscow.