BW Papersystems

Our Company

MWU  BWPapersytems

Business Overview

MarquipWardUnited A BW Papersystems Company, designs and manufactures corrugating, finishing sheeting and sheet packaging machinery for the corrugated box, paper converting and packaging industries. MarquipWardUnited is headquartered in Phillips, Wisconsin, USA, and has manufacturing plants in:

  • Phillips, Wisconsin, USA
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Milan, Italy
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Stuttgart, Germany

For our customers' convenience, we also have sales offices located in Frankfurt, Singapore, Shanghai and Sao Paulo, as well as parts warehouses throughout the world.

History: Foundation of Innovation

  • 1898 - The F.X. Hooper Company of Glen Arm, Maryland was founded. This company eventually became the United Container Machinery Company in 1986
  • 1962 - Ward Machinery was founded by William F. Ward, Sr., wo invented the world's first Rotary Die Cutter
  • 1968 - Marquip, Inc. was founded as a manufacturer of custom-designed automated machinery for building materials industry; Under the leadership of founder Carl Marschke and his business partner, Richard Thomas, the company refocused to providing machinery for the corrugated paperboard industry
  • 2000 - Barry-Wehmiller acquired Marquip, Inc.
  • 2002 - Barry-Wehmiller acquired Ward Machinery Company which then merged with Marquip to form MarquipWard
  • 2002 - Barry-Wehmiller completed the acquisition of United Container Machinery; the addition of United's wet end and finishing products to MarquipWard's dry end products enabled the merged company to provide a full corrugator and finishing machinery
  • 2007 - VortX United, Inc., a manufacturer of high-shear starch mixing systems, was acquired and integrated with MarquipWardUnited
  • 2008 - Apollo Sheeters Ltd. of Bedford, England, was acquired and integrated with MarquipWardUnited; Apollo manufacturers sheeters for paper and board
  • 2011 - MarquipWardUnited acquired Officine Curioni S.p.A. of Milan, Italy, a provider of finishing machinery since 1925
  • 2014 - MarquipWardUnited established BW Papersystems through the acquisition of Will-Pemco (Established from E.C.H. Will GmbH and Pemco, Inc.) and Kugler-Womako, GmbH.
  • 2015 - Barry-Wehmiller completed the acquisition of Bielomatik's paper processing group.

The Future: Continued Innovation

MarquipWardUnited has forged a legacy of innovations transforming the way the corrugating, finishing, sheeter and sheet packaging industries operate by creating a lasting commitment to support the customer and develop a long-standing relationship.  

By focusing on continuous improvement, MarquipWardUnited is proud to provide our customers solutions that strive to increase performance, reliability, and productivity of their operations.