New Partnership


Partnership expands global manufacturing and service footprint, bringing together complementary balloon-manufacturing equipment providers for the medical device industry
Hoeri, 14. December 2020
Since 1999, BW-TEC AG has developed as a family business into a leading machine manufacturer company in the field for catheter production. Now the time has come for a new chapter: BW-TEC becomes a subsidiary of Machine Solutions, Inc. The new partnership brings together two industry-leading providers for the medical device industry.
The combination of the product catalogs, capabilities and locations of both companies offers our customers a complete line of catheter manufacturing equipment and services in their geographic locations. BW-TEC will continue to grow and develop best-in-class equipment in Switzerland, with additional sales and service support from the Machine Solutions global team.
The BW-TEC culture with its fast, professional, and high-quality customer service remains and will continue to be expanded - Promised!

That Remains
  • direct customer contact with BW-TEC
  • quality and commitment to continuous improvement
  • fast and professional customer service
  • contact persons, management team and Managing Director Josia Pantli
  • BW-TEC company culture and location Switzerland
Added Value
  • complete product range for the manufacture of catheters from a single source
  • expanded service and sales structure in the US, China, India, and Latin America
  • new showrooms and sampling facilities in the US and China
  • new innovations in the production of catheters

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will BW-TEC machines and products continue to be available?
A: Yes, BW-TEC products and services will continue to be available and will be complemented by Machine Solutions products. This will add value for our customers: More solutions and more service.

Q: What changes regarding management, contact persons and contact options?
A: The contact persons and the management team around Josia Pantli will remain the same. The direct contact to BW-TEC for service, sales or development inquiries will remain open in the future. In addition to that, customer in the US, India and Latin America will have personal on the ground in their region for sales and services.

Q: Should we expect a change in quality?
A: BW-TEC machines will continue to meet the highest standards of Swiss quality. The mutual partnership will increase the product quality of both companies.

Q: Can I purchase Machine Solutions products through BW-TEC in the future?
A: Yes, sales and service will be available through BW-TEC soon. Machine Solutions and BW-TEC will inform our customers about the timing of this renewal.

Statements on the New Partnership

“Machine Solutions is extremely excited to welcome BW-TEC into the family,” said Machine Solutions President Brian Strini. “This is a huge win for our customers who will now have access to BW-TEC resources in the Americas and expanded capabilities for Machine Solutions products in Europe. The combination of our product catalogs, capabilities and locations offers our customers a complete line of catheter manufacturing equipment and services in their geographic locations.”

“Through the newly formed partnership, we can extend our service throughout the world. We are now able to offer a product line from one source, which has always been requested by our customers. It is a perfect match, and we are excited about this great opportunity,” said BW-TEC Managing Director Josia Pantli. “We are looking forward to new innovations, continues improvement of the equipment and customer service worldwide.”

BW-TEC AG Contacts
Ruedi Altorfer, Verkauf
Tel: +41 44 863 70 70
United States
Tony Kuta
Tel: (763) 498-3405

India & SE Asia
Vikas Chandra
Tel: +91-09958635633
BW Machinery Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 156-0190-1102
Latin America
Andrew Taborda
Tel: (203) 273-9251

Machine Solutions Inc. is the premier provider of advanced equipment and services to the medical device industry. The unified brands of MSI, Steeger USA, Vante, PlasticWeld Systems, Crescent Design, Beahm Designs, BW-TEC and SEBRA provide a breadth of products to support customer needs and growth. Machine Solutions provides superior customer experiences by focusing on delivering quality and value, and by dedicating resources to its aftermarket team for technical service and process support. Machine Solutions has been instrumental in automating manual processes in catheter and stent manufacturing operations and the broader medical device industry. Machine Solutions is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partners, a Barry-Wehmiller company. For more, go to