Eckhard Horner-Marass, Managing Director of manroland web systems as of September 15, 2012, introduced himself and his business strategy to the Augsburg team at the plant meeting on October 12, 2012. His overall conclusion: “We’re now on the road to success, but we still need to strengthen our position.”
“With adequate development in the fourth quarter, we will be able to meet our expectations for sales and profit and are confident that we will finish 2012 with a positive annual result.” Eckhard Hörner-Marass, the new Managing Director of manroland web systems, began his presentation with good news for the team and shareholders of manroland web systems. In the webfed printing and service sectors, consistent restructuring measures and steady business paid off in the first quarters of 2012 – despite the still-difficult market environment. manroland web systems GmbH is off to a solid start in its first business year. “It is important that we stay the course we’ve set” explains Hörner-Maraß and provides a clear summary of further challenges: “There are still highly demanding tasks ahead of us that will require our full energy, creativity, and intelligence. In tight, saturated markets, only the quickest, most creative, productive, and self-confident companies are ultimately successful. manroland web systems numbers among these select few.” Security is ensured by the long-term commitment to the Augsburg site, which was cemented by the purchase of the company property.
The SME organizational structure, committed employees, the recovery of customer trust, and consistently successful project management are factors that ensure the company’s stable foundation. The company guaranteed an extremely professional, consistent project management with on-time deliveries, short installation times, and punctual commissioning, even in turbulent times. This is why Hörner-Maraß believes that manroland web systems is in a good place: “We can demonstrate that our competent team and first-rate technology have helped us meet our customers’ needs at the highest level. The exceptional commitment of our employees, and needs-based product advancements have also been key factors behind our success in the past months, as well as our focus on profitable business areas. Hörner-Marass is confident in his positive outlook: “Our customers value the unique selling propositions of manroland web systems; this was exceedingly clear during several personal customer visits and talks. We will work to improve our performance even further in all company divisions, with a 100 percent customer focus being our top priority.”