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Winkler+Dünnebier's Partner BICMA Hygiene Technologie Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

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BICMA Hygiene Technologie, which has been part of the W+D Group since 2018 is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020. The engineering company, based in Mayen-Koblenz, specializing in baby and adult nappies, feminine hygiene and pads, etc., has earned itself an excellent reputation in these sectors worldwide over the past decades but is not resting on its laurels. In this jubilee year in particular, the highly innovative workforce – with the support of W+D as a strong partner – has expanded the product portfolio twice over. 

Frank Eichhorn, managing director of W+D and BICMA, said: "We are delighted to support a consistent and, at the same time, innovative company like BICMA in the development of the new Volcano Kid pants machine for baby pull-up pants. Moreover, the corona crisis and the acute lack of face masks prompted us to rise to this new challenge together: Within just a few weeks, we designed a completely new high-speed machine, the Auxilium FM, capable of producing high volumes of up to a million face masks a day – 'made in Germany'."

In these challenging times, BICMA has created a completely new business segment, helping to satisfy the demand for protective masks at home and in Europe. "In this way, we are also making our contribution to help society by ensuring that the situation that prevailed at the beginning of the Corona pandemic will never happen again. In that, we in the western world, develop and produce machines for the manufacture of surgical masks and no longer have to depend on individual production countries and complete shortages, as was the case in March and April," explained Eichhorn.

Winkler+Dünnebier (W+D) offers a wide range of highly efficient integrated production systems for the envelope and mail industry as well as the tissue and hygiene industry. The core competences of W+D lie in the processing and handling of thin and inhomogeneous materials such as paper, tissue and non-wovens, at high speeds and low tolerances. As a member of the Barry-Wehmiller Group, W+D has manufacturing and production sites in Germany, the USA and Malaysia as well as a global sales and service network.

Since its foundation in 1995, BICMA has established itself as an internationally recognized engineering company for the hygiene industry. The company develops and constructs machines for the manufacture of feminine hygiene products, baby and adult nappies, incontinence pads, pet and bed training pads as well as absorbent pads for food and face masks. In 2018, BICMA was taken over by Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D). Both companies belong to the American Barry-Wehmiller Group, a leading global supplier of production technologies and solutions.


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