BICMA rises to PPE challenge during 25th anniversary year


Posted July 23, 2020


MAYEN, Germany – BICMA Hygiene Technologie GmbH, which has been part of the Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) Group since 2018, is celebrating its 25th anniversary during this exceptional year.


The engineering company, based in Mayen-Koblenz and specializing in baby and adult nappies, feminine hygiene and pads, etc., has earned an excellent reputation in these sectors worldwide over the past decades – but it is not resting on its laurels. In this jubilee year in particular, the highly innovative workforce – with the support of W+D as a strong partner – has expanded the product portfolio twice over.


"We are delighted to support a consistent and, at the same time, innovative company like BICMA in the development of the new Volcano Kid pants machine for baby pull-up pants,” said Frank Eichhorn, managing director of W+D and BICMA. “Moreover, the coronavirus crisis and the acute lack of face masks prompted us to rise to this new challenge together: Within just a few weeks, we designed a completely new high-speed machine, the Auxilium FM, capable of producing high volumes of up to a million face masks a day – made in Germany."


In these challenging times, BICMA has created a completely new business segment, helping to satisfy the demand for protective masks at home and in Europe.


"In this way, we are also making our contribution to help society by ensuring that the situation that prevailed at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic will never happen again. In that, we in the Western world, develop and produce machines for the manufacture of surgical masks and no longer have to depend on individual production countries and complete shortages, as was the case in March and April," Eichhorn said.


The demand for these production systems is currently high, which benefits the Mayen site. BICMA is already working on further innovative solutions and is therefore well positioned for the future.


Source: Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D)

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