Hayssen is a flexible packaging machinery brand whose packaging solutions are used extensively throughout industries such as food and food service, industrial and automotive, medical and pharmaceutical, and pet and animal food and care, to name just a few. Hayssen flexible packaging solutions range from single machines to full packaging lines in either vertical form fill seal or horizontal flow wrapping.
The Hayssen brand began in 1910, when its founder, Herman Hayssen, invented and patented the first automatic bread wrapping machine in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The first machines were manufactured in Mr. Hayssen's garage with the help of just one mechanic.
Hayssen was a privately-held and family-owned company from 1910 until 1966, when it became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bemis Company, a principal manufacturer of packaging materials and specialty coated and graphics products headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In May, 1997 Hayssen was acquired by Barry-Wehmiller and is now a brand of BW Flexible Systems.