Canadian Packaging

Hema celebrates 80 years of service and innovation

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Barry-Wehmiller Hema PneumaticScaleAngelus

Company seeks to build on its global success as a filling company as a key component of the Barry-Wehmiller family of companies.

STOW, OH—Since 1936, Hema has been a leader in designing, manufacturing and supporting filling machines for global markets. And as the Quimper, France-based manufacturer celebrates its rich history this year, it looks forward to a bright future of continued innovation and service.

Founded by Henri Marchadour, a mechanic, who led the company for three decades, Hema became known internationally for creativity and ingenuity. Today, its diverse customer base includes filling systems for complex liquid foods like edible oils, canned meats, dressings, pate and more. More than 3,500 Hema machines have been installed in over 100 countries around the world.

In April 2015, Hema joined the Barry-Wehmiller family of companies as part of its PneumaticScaleAngelus division. The strategic blending of technology, installed base, and expertise of the PSA and Hema organizations created a world leader in the manufacturing of filling and capping solutions with annual revenues approaching $200 million.hema

“Becoming part of PneumaticScaleAngelus and the Barry-Wehmiller organization has provided us with greater capability to support customers as an enhanced global packaging solutions partner,” say’s Hema marketing and strategy director Marc Vincent. “It is a natural fit of people, technology and markets served and we are working toward a great future.”


“The entire team at Hema should be very proud of the great tradition of outstanding equipment and services that have been provided to many valued customers for the past 80 years,” says Bill Morgan president, PneumaticScaleAngelus.

“Barry-Wehmiller is proud to be a part of Hema’s next 80 years and beyond,” says Barry-Wehmiller chairman and chief executive officer Bob Chapman. “As we work toward creating value together, we remain steadfast in our promise to create a company that continues to give a secure future and meaningful and fulfilling work for its team members.”

PneumaticScaleAngelus maintains a major market position in the supply of fillers, cappers, can seamers, labelers, centrifuges and change parts for the pharmaceutical, personal care, food, beverage, canning and household products industries worldwide. Its custom-engineered product lines include Mateer and Pneumatic Scale fillers; TC, Pneumatic Scale, and Consolidated cappers; Angelus and Closetech seamers; Burt labelers; Carr and Centritech centrifuges; OnTrack Orienter and Wet Case Detectors; and Zepf change parts and storage solutions.

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2+ billion organization with 11,000-plus team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. Chief executive officer Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to

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