On November 1, 2012, GOC Consulting GmbH, headquartered in the Swiss municipality of Derendingen, officially became the sales and service partner of manroland web systems for Switzerland, Vorarlberg (Austria), and Baden-Württemberg (Germany). GOC advises and supports web offset customers with all matters and decisions involving equipment, pressroom products, service, retrofits, and upgrades, as well as technical issues related to processes and applications.
Two well-known industry experts are the driving force behind “GOC”: Piet von Gunten (57) and Gianluca Orsatti (41). Piet von Gunten started his career in 1981 as a printing instructor at Maschinen AG in Kirchberg, Switzerland. After 17 years as a service manager and member of the board, he became the Managing Director of manroland Swiss AG in Kirchberg in 2005.
With a solid technical background in offset printing, Gianluca Orsatti was a department head at a newspaper company in Lugano, Switzerland for nine years and went on to work as a printing instructor for an Italian printing press dealer. Later, he transferred to the field service division of a Swiss trading company before joining manroland Swiss as Product Manager for Application Engineering.
Peter Kuisle, Member of the Executive Board at manroland web systems, stated: “With Piet von Gunten and Gianluca Orsatti we know our customers are in the best of hands and receiving top-notch advising and support. Our Swiss customers have already relied on these contacts for a long time. I am convinced that web offset businesses in Vorarlberg and Baden-Württemberg will also value the expertise and work of GOC.”
Piet von Gunten, CEO of GOC Consulting GmbH, went on to explain: “We are the contact for all web offset printers in our designated area, not only for manroland users. We will continue our close collaboration with manroland web systems in Augsburg. We look forward to this new chapter in our business partnership and to exciting projects with new customers. The high-performing, technologically first-rate products and services of manroland give our customers the best foundation for success in their work.”