BWIR Announces Strategic Alliance with PTC


ST. LOUIS — February 27, 2012 — Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) has announced the signing of a nationwide partnership agreement with PTC of Needham, Mass., to become an Enterprise Solutions Provider offering PTC Windchill ® PLM product, maintenance, E-learning training products and integration services. The Windchill software suite enables collaborative content and process management -- from design to supplier sourcing and production -- over the internet. BWIR and its parent, Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., have a distinguished record with a wide range of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. This milestone serves to cement BWIR’s relationship with PTC through a formal agreement.  

 "In today’s challenging economic environment, more and more companies are looking to streamline their engineering processes to increase productivity and decrease lead time," stated Jim Webb, BWIR Senior Partner and Vice President of Global Engineering and PLM Solutions - Americas. "Our expertise in the implementation of enterprise solutions and Windchill PLM systems worldwide, combined with the robust products and services from PTC, provides a formidable value proposition to the marketplace."

BWIR has more than a decade of experience offering tool-agnostic product lifecycle management (PLM) implementation. The addition of products and services from PTC complements this offering by improving BWIR’s ability to meet the needs of customers that demand higher-end PLM functionality due to an increased need for engineering design collaboration, or multi-site and global operations.

"We look forward to working closely with BWIR to expand our ability to offer PTC products and services to manufacturers around the globe," commented John Condon, Vice President, Americas Channel Sales, PTC. "Our aim is to offer customers a broader range of resources. BWIR specializes in the integration of the industry’s most advanced IT and enterprise solutions; this alliance supports the diverse technology and process optimization needs of our engineering and manufacturing customers."

About Barry-Wehmiller International Resources

Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) is a global provider of business and technology solutions to the mid-market manufacturing domain. With headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., and global delivery operations strategically located to meet customer needs throughout the U.S., Europe, Southeast Asia and South America, BWIR offers world-class engineering services and enterprise consulting solutions that enable its clients to achieve a competitive edge in their marketplace.


Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc.  is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology solutions in packaging, corrugating and paper converting across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller’s balanced approach to the market is made possible through nine interactive divisions: Accraply, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling and label converting and finishing systems; Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc., a premier supplier of manufacturing automation, facility design, and other engineering consulting services; Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR), a global provider of business and technology solutions to the mid-market manufacturing domain; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of automated can end and product handling equipment, advanced conveyance technology, palletizers, depalletizers, and process equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing high-performance converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens, package printing, and envelope manufacturing industries; PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, centrifugation, orienter and wet case detectors; and Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading producer of placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, case packing, robotic, premade bag and pouch, and palletizing equipment.  

In fiscal year 2011, Barry-Wehmiller leveraged a strategic combination of organic and acquisition growth to achieve revenues surpassing $1.2 billion. Barry-Wehmiller now employs more than 5,600 team members in over 65 locations worldwide.



PTC and Windchill are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.



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