Windmöller & Hölscher is expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with new subsidiaries and branches in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Korea, and the Philippines.

The flexible packaging machinery giant’s Asia-Pacific team has expanded beyond 130 people, including more than 65 technicians for technical solutions, maintenance, and spare parts services.

“W&H is investing significantly into the new regional structure to support our customers even better across the entire machine portfolio and life-cycle, and we will grow our footprint in Asia-Pacific to the next level.”

W&H has had a presence in the Asia-Pacific for more than forty years. It opened its Bangkok regional HQ in 1996, then its Hong Kong office in 1998, W&H Australasia in 2008, and W&H Taicang in 2014.

The family-owned company employs almost 3000 people worldwide, with machines used by more than 5000 customers in over 130 countries.

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