BSW Machinery, the Vienna-based subsidiary of Windmöller & Hölscher that makes equipment for woven polypropylene, reported its 2015 sales grew more than 20 percent over 2014 — resulting in W&H Group's approval for another expansion of its factory in the Czech Republic, near the Austrian border and close to Vienna.
BSW benefited from 2015 recoveries in some countries where the business climate had been affected by earlier political crises. As the areas' economies continue to recover, they will require new investments in PP sack production.
New products also have helped BSW increase its business. For example, company officials said, sales of the four- or six-color printing machine, servoTex, are expected to double in 2016, compared to 2014. Also, BSW produced more sub-assemblies for the W&H converTex P sack bottomer.
W&H is based in Lengerich, Germany,.
To meet the growing sales, W&H officials are taking a two-fold strategy. One direction is to improve sales per square meter of space, and the other is to expand assembly space. To boost sales productivity per square meter, the company is adding personnel and mezzanine operations. Also, storage areas are being converted to assembly space.
BSW has started a new logistic center, which should be completed later this year.
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