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Ouest-France, the largest regional newspaper publisher in France, has purchased two new packaging lines from Buhrs in Zaandam. These Buhrs 3000 systems are used for packaging newspapers in paper wraps. “With this investment, Ouest-France is the first newspaper company to package its products in paper and not foil for shipping," says Buhrs managing director Dick Verheij. "Ouest-France is one of the first companies in France to follow this new environmental measure and thus send a signal to other shippers."

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Eric Kalter has joined Buhrs as a service manager. Eric heads the team of the Techical Service & Parts business unit and is committed with his team to further improve the service level and to take customer satisfaction to an higher level. This applies to the contacts from the helpdesk in Zaandam and also to the service and maintenance work on location at customers all over the world where Buhrs systems are operational.

BD myShopi, market leader in door-to-door communication in Belgium, recently moved into a new warehouse in Bornem. In this new central logistics hub of 16,000 square meters Buhrs has installed five new packaging lines. Every week these Buhrs 6000 systems pack advertising brochures and leaflets, which are distributed over 4.5 million mailboxes throughout Belgium. The new Buhrs machines can wrap the retail brochures in both paper or foil. ‘Here in Belgium we see a clear trend towards the preference for packaging in paper wrap’, said CEO Raf Lambrix.

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GT (Greta Thunberg) proof packaging is new standard in France. It stands for packaging in TUV certified Biowrap plastic or in paper. France, being the biggest market in Europe for publication wrapping, has moved away from using normal PE or PP. Publishers are choosing between Biowrap or paper, also newspapers are going that direction. We have to realize that this is a big commitment from their side in direction of a more sustainable world, both wrapping materials are far more expensive than standard PE, depending on size, print and thickness this varies between 3 to 5 times the original cost.

More information: Dick Verheij | +31 6 39 77 56 53

Symeta – a Belgian provider of solutions in effective business communication – switched a few year ago their production for Colruyt to a targeted 4-page booklet for each individual customer. It brought the supermarket cost savings and a steady growth in sales by providing consumers a shopping list based on their shopping behaviour via their loyalty card. In this prestigious project Buhrs installed three Buhrs 3000 paperwrapping lines, equipped with 10 selective feeders each and controlled by the Buhrs Data Controller (BDC).

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In the Noordhollands Dagblad an article was published that answers the question for personalised packaged brochures. More than 100,000 households that compile their own brochure package via Kiesjefolder.nl receive their brochures on a weekly basis. The packages are tailor-made at Nic Oud on a specially equipped Buhrs production line for poly packaging.


Buhrs is a permanent exhibitor – since 1962 – at Drupa. Also we will attend on this event which takes place 20 to 30, April 2021, together with Blackware our partner in tracking solutions. We will combine the Drupa show with an Open House event in Zaandam in The Netherlands. The distance between Zaandam and Düsseldorf is only 2,5 hours by car and for visitors from outside Europe a good opportunity to start or end their trip to Drupa 2021 at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, only 20 kilometres from our Open House away.

From now on all Buhrs Paper wrappers can be equipped with the Buhrs5000 XL unwinder. The need for more paper wrapping has made us decide to make the Buhrs5000 unwinder available on all our paper wrapping systems.

The Buhrs5000 XL unwinder has the following advantages:

  • Reel diameter upto 50 inch
  • Ability to run Paper and Poly
  • Integrated perforation assembly for easy tear open perforation.

The Buhrs5000 XL unwinder also respects the latest safety and ergonomic market requirements

A lot is happening at Buhrs. The activities are becoming more extensive. The knowledge of packaging - gained in Print & Mail - is applied to Food & Beverage and Pharma & Medical packaging solutions. Last but not least, a new website with the most recent information about Buhrs! The new website consists of seperate menus, all dedicated to their own business area. Special thanks to Danto and PZC for the design and content.

Buhrs was featured on the Dutch television for a business broadcast RTL-Z named: ‘How it’s done’. This programme gives a good picture of the Buhrs facilities and shows how Buhrs together with customers develops and produces packaging solutions.


Good times are back at Buhrs. “We have an order backlog till mid-2020.”, says managing director Dick Verheij. The activities of Roboxis Packaging, the producer of Palsys palletisers, has been relocated to Zaandam. These systems have been further developed and enhanced with our packaging experience. This has resulted in the first system in production at a large brewery in the Netherlands.

Buhrs DPS is a revolutionary system for the automatic depalletizing of pallets with flat packaging. The starting points for the development of this new system were high net output, maximum automation, reduction of human touch points and the efficient separation of the various discharge flows to minimize the transport movements around the machine.