Machine Solutions Teams
BW Forsyth Partners Building a Stronger Future
BW Forsyth Partners is a St. Louis based investment firm focused on making long-term investments in middle-market companies operating in the manufacturing and investment sectors. Forsyth’s investment approach offers a balanced blend of private equity fundamentals and significant operational expertise made possible by its strategic relationship with Barry Wehmiller Companies, a diversified capital equipment manufacturer. Because of its unique relationship with an active operating company, BW Forsyth Partners offers many of the value-added resources of a strategic partner, while maintaining the entrepreneurial sprit and autonomy of the Machine Solutions leadership team.
Since becoming the majority shareholder in 2011, Forsyth has provided significant investment in operational improvements and a strategic vision for growth through acquisition. The addition of Vante (2013), SteegerUSA (2014), PlasticWeld Systems (2015) and SEBRA (2017) has created a more stable and vibrant business platform to ensure that Machine Solutions and their team members have platform for continue growth.
Barry Wehmiller Creating a Culture of leadership
Barry-Wehmiller’s ten separate operating companies are a blend of the rich legacies and capabilities of those businesses, offering meaningful work to 12,000+ team members around the world. Through our continued commitment to a shared vision, unrelenting dedication to outstanding products and services, and ardent attention to the people who make our business possible, Barry-Wehmiller has become a thriving $3 billion and growing global industry leader.
Machine Solutions has adopted Barry-Wehmiller’s cultural principles and created a list of Guiding Principles that we strive to meet each day. Open and honest communication, continuous improvement, teamwork, professional development, strong partnerships, wellbeing and balance, innovation and personal growth. Step inside any one of our locations around the globe and you’ll feel it: a culture of care, compassion and human connection. Our commitment to our people-first culture runs deep and has inspired a leadership model that places a priority on improving the lives of the people who make our business possible.