Company Profile

Windmöller & Hölscher, established in 1869 in Lengerich, Germany, is a family owned company world leader for machinery and systems for the manufacturing and converting of flexible packaging. The product portfolio includes high-performance machines for film extrusion, printing and converting. As a global company W&H offers its clients everything from a single source: from expert consultation and engineering to the delivery of high quality machines and complete packaging production lines. Approximately 3,500 employees create optimal solutions for the individual production tasks of flexible packaging producers – bringing the corporate philosophy “Passion for innovation“ to life in a journey which spans over 150 years. Machines by Windmöller & Hölscher are in use in over 130 countries and by more than 5,000 customers. In 2022 the Windmöller & Hölscher Group with its headquarters in Lengerich, reached sales of over 1 billion EUR.

In Italy the brand, sometime just called “Windmoller” or ”WH”, is recognized as synonymous of innovation, quality and precision

Printing on flexible packaging

Demands on today’s package printer are tougher than ever. SKU variety and just-in-time ordering translate into shorter runs. Those along with the need for sustainable production can challenge profitability.

W&H has been building printing presses since 1880, bringing technologies to the market that have shaped the industry. These innovations include the first CI flexo press, the first flexo sleeve press, the first robot handling system, the first automatic inking and wash-up system, and the first fully-integrated web inspection system, to name a few.

W&H continues to develop powerful flexographic and gravure printing presses that enable quick set-up and changeovers, less downtime, intuitive handling and energy efficiency. We are Packaging 4.0 ready and Industry 5.0 ready!


“There’s no question that machines and technologies are a subject that’s close to our hearts. But what makes W&H special, in my view, are the people. We measure our success by long-term, trusting relationship. Because it takes trust to shape the future together. Trust in the capabilities and in the interpersonal relationships. This is what we stand for at W&H. Our global team is there for you”

P.Steinbeck – Windmöller & Hölscher




As the inventor of the CI flexo press, W&H stands for innovation and trailblazing technologies in modern flexography. Our CI flexo presses are designed for a wide range of applications offering the highest print quality and output. Our portfolio of MIRAFLEX, NOVOFLEX and VISTAFLEX offers unique solutions for all of our customers needs in flexible packaging printing. The flexo product line can meet the most varied needs of printers and converters, for both short runs and high-volume jobs, where W&H distinguishes itself with a high degree of reliability and stability on a variety of substrates. Key features of W&H flexo presses include advanced color management systems, rapid job changeovers, energy-efficient drying technologies as well as an internally developed and proprietary camera system W&H Vision that allows extremely high precision in register and defect detection, in all the possible applications.

CI Flexo Presses by W&H ( 


Excellent print quality along with cost effective production are what rotogravure presses from W&H stand for. This includes running at maximum speeds with quick make ready times. All of our machinery is focused on interconnectivity, efficiency, productivity and profitability so that your production can run smoothly.

W&H’s rotogravure presses have been designed to take on demanding flexible packaging print jobs and are, of course, compatible with all of our assistance systems, such as the fully-integrated VISION web inspection system, our EASY modules and TURBOCLEAN inking and wash-up system.

Rotogravure Presses by W&H ( 


In addition to its printing machines, W&H offers sophisticated solutions for film extrusion and paper/plastic bag converting lines. W&H’s control/inspection systems ensure adherence to the highest standards of quality. This commitment extends to customer service, with W&H providing comprehensive advice, training, and technical support, ensuring clients maximize the benefits of their packaging solutions. The company views its clients as strategic partners, closely collaborating to develop tailor-made solutions that cater to specific market needs.

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