Hudson-Sharp is set to become part of Paper Converting Machine Company’s (PCMC) portfolio of capabilities for the printing and converting industries. 

The manufacturer of bag converting equipment is currently part of BW Flexible Systems, the flexible packaging machinery division of BW Packaging Systems, Barry-Wehmiller’s packaging equipment platform.

As of 1 October it will become a part of PCMC and Barry-Wehmiller’s converting equipment platform. 

‘Over the last several years, PCMC has continually expanded its services in the flexographic printing industry, while developing new, exciting innovations,’ said the company’s US President Stan Blakney. ‘The dynamic combination of Hudson-Sharp bag converting and PCMC’s flexographic print capabilities will take our services and ability to meet customer needs to the next level.’

Rich Faber, who currently serves as operations leader for Hudson-Sharp’s Green Bay location will become operations leader for all of PCMC. Craig Compton, currently PCMC’s vice president of lean initiatives, will become vice president, printing and bag converting, assuming commercial leadership of the Hudson-Sharp and PCMC print business.

Hudson-Sharp’s Brussels location will now become the European center for the broader printing and bag converting line.