“Our autoprint innovations for commercial and newspaper printing, the revolutionary operating concept, and the pressupdate portfolio have very obviously impressed customers all over the world. Our wide range of established and new products has also played a significant role,” is how Peter Kuisle, Member of the Executive Board at manroland web systems, summarizes the company’s success at drupa 2012 in Düsseldorf.
Kuisle goes on to say: “Our expectations have been met in full, the response of customers and their trust in manroland web systems is extremely high. For this we thank all our staff and services providers who have worked hard for our success at drupa 2012.” Numerous large customers signed contracts, among them Axel Springer, Kraft-Schlötels, and the Times of India, thus endorsing their further cooperation with manroland web systems. And so the company proved conclusively at drupa that it will remain the high-performance business partner for the printing and media industry. The Augsburg printing systems specialists have a long project list for the coming months, the order volume from drupa amounts to around 70 million euros.
Large orders for newspaper and commercial web presses placed at drupa
The high performance of the products and high level of project expertise offered by manroland web systems was rewarded by numerous press sales, including the world’s largest commercial web offset printing system, a two web, 80-page LITHOMAN for Kraft-Schlötels. Further orders for commercial web presses prove the attractiveness of High Volume printing such as an 80-page LITHOMAN sold to a customer in Europe. Most visitors were impressed by the concepts precisely configured to meet the customers’ needs. The Indian newspaper market remains one of the most dynamic in the world. Besides a comprehensive pressupdate for the Hindustan Times, manroland web systems booked the largest newspaper press order placed at drupa. The Times of India ordered seven REGIOMAN printing towers and three folders. Great interest was also shown in the radically new operating concept with intuitive touch screen technology, which will first be delivered in Europe with a COLORMAN, XXL. The COLORMAN e:line design, shown live for the first time in Düsseldorf, was also widely admired.
Eager for information about digital production concepts
Following the explanation of decentralized inkjet newspaper printing at the French contract printer Rivet Presse Edition given at the Press Conference, many drupa visitors spontaneously obtained information from manroland web systems. The installation at Rivet Presse Edition comprises two Océ JetStream 4300 inkjet color printing systems and a variable-format newspaper folder from manroland web systems. In cooperation with Océ, another JetStream press for book printing was sold to China. The event held at Océ in Poing near Munich, where a completely digital book printing workflow with manroland folding technology was presented, was very well attended. The digital printing solutions jointly offered by manroland web systems and Océ are practice-oriented, suitable for many business models, and immediately available.
pressupdate: a key competitive factor
The printservices portfolio from manroland web systems is playing an increasingly important role for increasing production efficiency over the entire press life cycle. Whether in India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the USA, or right across Europe, many printers and publishers rely on retrofits and upgrades from the manroland web systems printservices portfolio. A modular retrofit significantly increases the efficiency of newspaper and commercial printers.