Contact us on +022 2419 3000 or

A.T.E. partners with W+D BICMA for hygiene technologies

Feb 03, 2021
A.T.E. partners with W+D BICMA for hygiene technologies

The ongoing pandemic has brought renewed focus on the medical and hygiene segment in textiles. To help the Indian textile industry meet the rising demand for medical and hygiene textiles, A.T.E. has tied-up with one of the world’s leading hygiene textile machine manufacturers – W+D BICMA Hygiene Technologie GmbH, Germany.


W+D BICMA supplies machines for manufacturing baby diapers, feminine care products, adult diapers, bladder control pads for incontinence, bed underpads, meatpads, pet pads and other specialised products such as surgical face masks and FFP2/N95 masks. Its portfolio comprises of compact high-speed multi-functional machines for high-capacity production and economical medium-speed machines for start-up businesses.  Besides complete machines, W+D BICMA is a specialist in upgrading existing machines with new features to enhance machine efficiency and product design. W+D BICMA has successful installations at some of the world’s most well-known brands.


During the pandemic, W+D BICMA designed a new high-speed machine in a short span of time which has the capability to produce 1 million face masks per day, called the Auxilium FM. BICMA also offers a high-speed machine that produces FFP2/N95 face masks.

A.T.E. is a trusted partner for the Indian textile industry for more than eight decades. This tie-up with W+D BICMA will help the Indian textile industry in a big way to expand its product offerings and ensure its due share in the growing medical and hygiene textile market.


Since its foundation in 1995, BICMA has established itself as an internationally recognised engineering company for the hygiene industry. In 2018, BICMA was taken over by Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D), which is also active in the hygiene solutions area. Both companies belong to the American Barry-Wehmiller Group, a leading global supplier of production technologies and solutions.

Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) offers a wide range of highly efficient, integrated system solutions for the mail and postal industry, as well as for the tissue and hygiene industry. With more than 100 years of industry-shaping innovations, W+D has core competence in the converting and processing of thin and in-homogeneous materials—such as paper, tissue and nonwovens — at high speeds and tight tolerances.


Barry-Wehmiller is a broad-based global provider of engineering, consulting and manufacturing technology solutions for the packaging, corrugated board and paper converting industries. Combining an employee-oriented leadership style with operational strategies and sustainable growth has made Barry-Wehmiller a USD 3 billion company whose more than 11,000 employees share a common vision: Building a Better World through Business.