Adds Taiwanese corrugator manufacturer to MWU portfolio
BW Papersystems has acquired corrugator manufacturer, Dongguan K&H Machinery Co. Ltd. The transaction closed on 31st May, 2018. With operations in Dongguan, China, and Taiwan, K&H has sold products in Asia, Central and South America and Europe for the past 30 years.
For decades, BW Papersystems and K&H have often worked together on solution-driven projects for customers throughout China. Now, the two companies will join efforts to better serve the industry and increase their global market presence.
“We have partnered with K&H for a long time,” said Neal McConnellogue, President of BW Papersystems. “By merging the two companies, BW Papersystems will step into our broader vision and open ourselves to new customer opportunities.”
Eddie Mun, newly appointed Managing Director of K&H in Dongguan, added, “K&H equipment, combined with the technology of our MarquipWardUnited brand, will meet the increasing demand for automation in Asia.”
“I look forward to continuing K&H’s and BW Papersystems’ progress in the global corrugated market,” said Wu Kuan Hsiung, President and Board Chairman of K&H, who will continue to consult on innovation and business matters, as the K&H and MarquipWardUnited product lines merge equipment and technology.
Tim Sullivan, Barry-Wehmiller Group President, Paper and Converting, noted, “With this being Barry-Wehmiller’s first acquisition in Asia, we are fortunate and honored to be partnering with K&H and Mr Wu and are excited by the opportunity to accelerate our growth.”
L to R: Wu Kuan Hsiung, President of K&H Machinery and Eddie Mun, Managing Director of K&H Machinery.