Rose Forgrove Flow Wrapper Video PlaylistRose Forgrove has been an innovator in flow wrapping technology since 1967. HayssenSandiacre is continuing the legacy of the Rose Forgrove brand with a HFFS product line capable of packaging just about any product you can imagine. Check out the new video playlist to see the wide range of packaging applications, including muffins, croissants, celery, tomatoes and bar soap.

Food processors and contract packagers can see live demos of the latest Rose Forgrove equipment at Pack Expo in Chicago (November) and imPACKED in Simionato, Italy (October).


Reedley Office Featured on ABC-FresnoAs many in the industry can attest, the demand for skilled workers in American manufacturing is growing. The Thiele Technologies office in Reedley, Calif. was recently featured on the ABC affiliate in Fresno recently for the unique way they are combating the skills-gap problem that many companies are experiencing.

Despite heavy recruitment efforts, Thiele has experienced difficulty in finding the skilled workers that are needed to fill positions.

“For our technical positions, you definitely need either years of experience or [relevant] education,” Human Resources Manager Yolanda Escamilla said.

To combat the problem, Thiele has continued to develop its own workforce. Working with local colleges at multiple locations, Thiele  has developed a Co-Op program, which offers students a six-month paid internship. Humberto Duran, a mechanical engineer in Reedley, said he would not have known about Thiele’s opportunities if not for the program.

“I actually thought I would have to go out of the area to find a manufacturing job,” he said.

For employment opportunities at Thiele Technologies, please visit their careers page, here. For information on the Co-Op Program, please click on the link above.


imPACKED Packaging Event is October 2014 in Padova, Italy

imPACKED Packaging Event is October 2014 in Padova, Italy

Italy’s largest in-house packaging machinery event will be held 13-17 October, 2014 at Simionato’s world headquarters in Padova, Italy. Conservative estimates show over 1 billion packages are produced each day on Simionato and HayssenSandiacre equipment worldwide.

Visitors can explore the latest in VFFS packaging machines, including Simionato’s Logic system with infeed conveyor, multihead weigher, gantry, VFFS bag maker and outfeed conveyor. Various Rose Forgrove flow wrapper models and Novus continuous motion with doy/quad capabilities will also be demonstrated throughout the event.

Many sponsors have joined the event and will be exhibiting the entire week, including ITALPROJECT casepacking and palletising, RIAS handling and coding systems, MOVINOX industrial automation and technologies for food industries, and MD BAG forming sets.

Take this opportunity to see a wide selection of Simionato and HayssenSandiacre machinery along with many other co-exhibitors equipment in action.

  • RCW high-speed scale with Logic System
  • Fragile system
  • Frozen food high-speed complete system
  • Novus VFFS packaging machine
  • Rose Forgrove Flow Wrappers
  • Hayssensandiacre’s Unique Remanufactured Equipment Programme – equipment rebuilt and upgraded by the manufacturer “as new” and with a full warranty.

Food Processors and Distributors can register for free online at or call Elisa Stival at +39 049 900 6 511


Simionato has equipped Betaco with 34 vertical machines in the last 10 years.

Betaco Company in Nabatyeh, Lebanon and known as Frou-Frou, is a widely appreciated brand in the snacks and bakery market. Their product ranges from natural potato chips, extruded snacks to mini croissants. Betaco, in a short time, holds a solid market position in the snacks sectors in Lebanon with an exalted annual growth. Today, with much success, Betaco is entering other countries in the Middle East.

The founder, Mr. Hussein Said believes that the company’s expansion is based on proper investments. He says “my ideal production line needed to have high-quality equipment and Simionato confirmed it.” The collaboration with Simionato started in 2004. In a 10-year span, Simionato has supplied 34 vertical machines to Betaco’s operations.

The full systems  include customized conveying and vibrating systems, high speed mutlihead weighers and vertical form fill and seal packing machines. The lines have  the capabilities to produce small weight pillow bags with remarkable precision. “The vertical lines supplied to Betaco consisting of two Logic 22 baggers under one RCW 8+8B21 multihead scale, is the ideal solution for a highly-efficient complete vertical packaging system within a small footprint” explains Kamel Hamade, Simionato Sales Area Manager.


Fox’s Biscuits, one of the UK’s leading biscuit manufacturers, located in Batley in the UK, has recently purchased a new Rose Forgrove Merlin HSE flow wrapper from HayssenSandiacre.

Fox’s Biscuits, who are part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, a food manufacturer with 47 sites based throughout Europe, have been working in partnership with HayssenSandiacre on their Caffè project to assist with a new product launch. Their recently purchased Merlin HSE is currently packing Thins and Snaps in trays, through a hand-fed line.

Fox’s Biscuits is an existing Rose Forgrove customer, with over 5 flow wrappers on site in Batley, Leeds.

Chris Rogers, Project Engineer at Fox’s Biscuits in Batley, explained why they opted for the Merlin HSE flow wrapper, “Partnering with Rose Forgrove for this project could not have gone more smoothly. The installation was carried out professionally, efficiently and on time. HayssenSandiacre promised us a machine on a short lead time. This was essential to enable us to meet consumer demand and the launch of our new product.”

According to Chris Rogers, having the opportunity to utilise HayssenSandiacre’s well-equipped technology centre was a key factor in deciding on pack specification. “HayssenSandiacre assisted with all initial products and packaging trials, ensuring a high seal integrity.”

Fox’s Biscuits Merlin HSE is producing packs at a throughput of approximately 70 packs per minute.


PHILLIPS, Wis., USA – June 2, 2014 – MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a Barry-Wehmiller company, has completed the acquisition of the operations of Körber AG’s Papersystems companies: E.C.H. Will GmbH, Pemco Inc. and Kugler-Womako GmbH.  The companies become part of the newly-formed BW Papersystems, now the leading global supplier of sheeting and sheet packaging machinery, with solutions for the widest range of applications for the paper converting, manufacturing and packaging industries.

BW Papersystems employs nearly 1,500 team members worldwide and is expected to generate revenue in excess of $370 million in FY 2014.  “With almost $100M in revenue, 250,000 sq. feet of additional capacity and over 340 new associates, the acquisition of the Körber Papersystems businesses opens up a whole new beginning for our organization,” said Tim Sullivan, Barry-Wehmiller Group President.  “We look forward to the exciting opportunities our new platform creates for our customers, suppliers and all of our team members worldwide.  We are thrilled to partner with the great people from E.C.H. Will, Pemco and Kugler-Womako and we welcome them with open arms into the Barry-Wehmiller family.”

As the frontrunner in technology for cut-size, folio-size and digital-size sheeting and sheet packaging, BW Papersystems offers innovative solutions for the most complex mill to the smallest converter. In addition, the new platform assumes the market leading position in the production of machines for the manufacture of passports and adds machines for stationery manufacturers and bookbinders to its portfolio.  Additionally, MarquipWardUnited’s corrugating and finishing lines are part of the comprehensive BW Papersystems product offerings. “

As part of the integration, E.C.H. Will and Pemco have been rebranded as Will-Pemco, to optimize coordination and the synergy that exists between the two businesses.  The combined Will-Pemco entity assures seamless delivery and enhanced service levels.

BW Papersystems now incorporates five of the strongest brands in the industry: Will-Pemco, MarquipWardUnited, SHM, Wrapmatic and Kugler Womako.  Market leading technology is available for folio, cut size and digital sheeting and packaging, plus stationery, passport production and specialized paper converting applications.  For the corrugating industry, customers can continue to rely on the well-known brands MarquipWardUnited, Curioni and VortX.  With manufacturing plants in USA and Europe, parts and service centers in the USA, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore and Shanghai plus the largest global team of aftermarket parts and field service professionals in the industry, both new and existing customers will benefit from more comprehensive support and service.

Steve Brimble, VP Global Sheeter Sales at BW Papersystems, is excited about the company’s future, saying: “When we put all these brands onto one page for the first time, everyone immediately recognized the strength of the combined companies and the benefit for our customers. We see a great opportunity in both the technologies and solutions on offer now and in the potential for future product and service development. There is clearly hard work ahead of us, but the amazing people in this new group are excited to create something truly exceptional by working together with the spirit of truly human leadership, the bedrock of Barry-Wehmiller Group.”

About BW Papersystems

As one of the largest global suppliers of advanced corrugating, sheeting and finishing machinery, BW Papersystems has achieved international success through a combination of technical innovation and superb reliability. With more than a century of experience, BW Papersystems has become a leading manufacturer of high-speed equipment—including sheeters, splicers, slitter/scorers, direct drive knives, rotary die cutters and flexo folder gluers—for the folded carton, corrugated box and paper converting industries worldwide.


MarquipWardUnited is proud to announce that our 12600 SV Flexo Folder Gluer Finishing machine has set multiple production records over the course of the past year.

Our friends at Pratt Industries have been raving about the 12600 SV FFG since it was installed in their Statesville, NC plant in 2007.  But in the last year production has truly climbed to new heights. The 12600 SV FFG has set not one, not two, but three monthly production records in the span of six months, culminating with a whopping 13,201 boxes per hour monthly average!

MarquipWardUnited wishes to congratulate the entire production team at Pratt Statesville and we’re honored to be part of their tremendous success!

To learn more about the SV Flexo Folder Gluer, click here.

AMS Baeshen Tea - Modernisation of Packaging Facility in Saudi Arabia

AMS Baeshen Tea - Modernisation of Packaging Facility in Saudi Arabia

AMS Baeshen Tea is currently using upgraded HayssenSandiacre vertical packaging machines to pack their loose leaf tea. AMS Baeshen Tea based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia purchased two control system upgrades last year from HayssenSandiacre, as part of their factory modernisation.

AMS Baeshen Tea has been a customer of HayssenSandiacre for over two decades, having  purchased their first machine in 1993. They have been using HayssenSandiacre TG250LD intermittent machines to pack their tea and decided to reinvest in the machines due to their reliability.

HayssenSandiacre was able to fully upgrade the control system to Allen Bradley Control Logix replacing all the motors, drives, pneumatics and electrics, as well as the PLC. In addition to this, all the machines were fully serviced.

Shaun Gough, General Manager at AMS Baeshen commented that HayssenSandiacre’s ability to refurbish the machines to the highest level within a 5 day window, whilst the machines were still in the production line, was a major reason to have the machines upgraded. “The finished machines were as good as new with all new control parts having a full warranty. This saved AMS Baeshen having to invest in new equipment. The efficiency of the packing lines has greatly increased and we are extremely pleased with the work carried out and the professional approach taken by HayssenSandiacre.”

HayssenSandiacre offers A/B/ Siemens control system upgrades to all of range of machines in the field. Please contact their  Customer Services for more information.

WalkersNonSuch Purchases Rose Forgrove for Wrapping Toffee Sweets

WalkersNonSuch Purchases Rose Forgrove for Wrapping Toffee Sweets

Existing customer, Walkers NonSuch has purchased their second  Rose Forgrove  flow wrapper in the space of a few months at HayssenSandiacre’s in-house packaging event.  Walkers NonSuch, a family-owned business based in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK, produces an assortment of toffee sweets and bars, sold in over 35 countries worldwide.

Prior to imPACKED 2013, Walkers NonSuch purchased a Rose Forgrove Merlin HSE flow wrapper to replace an existing mechanical Merlin and thereby increase their production rates. Walkers NonSuch was so impressed with the efficiency of the Merlin and the quality of the packs produced, that they attended the imPACKED 2013 show, with the intention of purchasing the Merlin exhibition machine.

Ed Walker, Director of Production at Walkers NonSuch, explained his decision to purchase another flow wrapper, “We have been customers of HayssenSandiacre for many years now, so when we decided to update our packaging machinery it was an obvious choice to buy the Merlin. The Merlin is an extremely reliable flow wrapper and has always produced high quality packs. When we were offered the latest Merlin HSE on a short lead time from the show, we did not hesitate to take up the offer.”

The next imPACKED event will be held Oct 13-17, 2014 in Venice, Italy at Simionato’s World Headquarters.


Quest Graphics recently installed the first eCon sheeter at their Saint Louis facility. Quest is a high quality, large format printing company that specializes in Litho Label and Top Sheet for packaging applications. The eCon adds capabilities to their printing line.

The eCon features the industry leading MarquipWardUnited knife technology with features such as, on machine grinding, low power consumption, and 1000gsm capacity. At 1650mm (65”) width and a maximum speed of 300m/min, the eCon offers fantastic value for Quest Graphics with straightforward paper or board sheeting needs. The eCon is designed to work and priced to sell.

Delivering over 40 years of excellence, Quest Graphics has long established themselves as an invaluable resource for printers, publishers, designers and packagers, worldwide. Quest offers consistent quality, reliability and outstanding customer service. Please visit

For additional information, please contact Lucas Kok – Sheeter sales executive – Western USA & Canada, (608) 255-4220.

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