Machine Solutions recently announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of BW-TEC AG. The acquisition brings together two industry-leading providers for the medical device industry. BW-TEC, headquartered in Höri, Switzerland, designs and manufactures a range of equipment, including balloon-forming, laser-welding, necking, testing and coating machines, and related accessories.
The acquisition of BW-TEC continues the expansion of technologies offered by Machine Solutions and its industry-leading brands, including MSI, Steeger USA, Vante, PlasticWeld Systems, Crescent Design, Beahm Designs, and SEBRA. The BW-TEC team will continue to grow and develop best-in-class equipment in Switzerland, with additional sales and service support from the Machine Solutions global team. In direct alignment with the company’s long-term strategy, this acquisition provides Machine Solutions’ customers with a single source for diverse equipment and services to meet development, production, and testing validation needs.
“Machine Solutions is extremely excited to welcome BW-TEC into the family,” said Machine Solutions president Brian Strini. “This is a huge win for our customers who will now have access to BW-TEC resources in the Americas and expanded capabilities for Machine Solutions products in Europe. The combination of our product catalogs, capabilities, and locations offers our customers a complete line of catheter manufacturing equipment and services in their geographic locations.”
“Both companies place a high value on customer service and continuous equipment improvement,” said BW-TEC managing director Josia Pantli. “Through the newly formed partnership, we can extend our service throughout the world. We are now able to offer a product line from one source, which has always been requested by our customers. It is a perfect match, and we are excited for our customers.”
BW-TEC is Machine Solutions’ seventh acquisition since joining the BW Forsyth Partners family of companies in 2012 and its third in 2020.
Machine Solutions is the provider of advanced equipment and services to the medical device industry. The unified brands of MSI, Steeger USA, Vante, PlasticWeld Systems, Crescent Design, Beahm Designs, BW-TEC, and SEBRA provide a breadth of products to support customer needs and growth. Machine Solutions has been instrumental in automating manual processes in catheter and stent manufacturing operations and the broader medical device industry. Machine Solutions is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partners, a Barry-Wehmiller company.
BW Forsyth Partners is the investment arm of multibillion-dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller. Established in 2009, BW Forsyth Partners blends Barry-Wehmiller’s legacy of value creation and people-centric culture development with keen investing experience to help companies realize their true potential. With a focus limited to areas known well, BW Forsyth Partners seeks to partner with leadership teams to acquire small- to middle-market companies in the capital and component equipment and professional services sectors.