Leading with the broadest and freshest product portfolio in web offset printing, digital inline finishing, packaging printing, automation and service for the printing industry


manroland web systems GmbH, Augsburg, is part of the Lübeck-based Possehl Group. The strategy of Possehl is founded on continuity and investment security, path-breaking technologies and a strong focus on service. The world market leader in web offset printing and innovator in digital inline finishing and packaging printing also follows these principles. Pioneering technologies, comprehensive service offerings and customer orientation based on strong partnerships, offer a benefit that creates success.

Tailor-made solutions for newspaper, publishing and commercial printing

Web offset presses from Augsburg provide tailor-made solutions for newspaper, publishing, and commercial printing. With its reliable product innovations, manroland web systems creates an optimal production environment for printing houses.

The performance in every press class is impressive: for newspaper and commercial printing, the manufacturer from Augsburg offers solutions for every publisher and printer. No matter if productivity, efficiency, highest quality or high-volume-runs – manroland web systems has the tailor-made solution for every customer and market demand. The automation and workflow management system PECOM-X provides a press control concept that is unique in the market.


Digital Inline Finishing systems for highest flexibility

manroland web systems has dedicated itself to developing Inline Finishing equipment for industrial digital printing. Today, major international customers work with the book block solution FormerLine, the multi-variable folder FoldLine for digital publishing products such as newspapers, brochures or booklets and the software- and workflow solutions WorkflowBridge, MasterQ and Imposer. Digital finishing systems from manroland web systems offer numerous competitive advantages to worldwide customers. Thus, smallest runs can be produced effectively and jobs can even be changed inline – without stopping the press. This offers highest flexibility and saves time and costs.

Unique and comprehensive service offerings

The manroland web systems service is one of the best on the market. WE ADD VALUE. This means holistic support – from consultancy about the ideal use of wear and spare parts in original quality, training, classical repair work, upgrade and automation solutions up to maintenance of the printing equipment as well as offering for increasing availability and performance. The service is classified in three business fields: Solutions, Support and Store. Solutions mean customer specific concepts for upgrades and retrofits. Support covers classical service.  Store means a special unique selling point of the manroland web systems service: the manroland web STORE. The 24/7 platform offers wear and spare parts in usual manufacturer quality that can be ordered online – for a constant press performance and significantly cheaper than on the open market. The manroland web STORE provides support over the entire lifecycle of the press and will be extended to MARKET-X – an online market place for numerous providers and suppliers of the printing industry.

Like every product from manroland web systems, the service offerings aim directly on cost-savings and a more of productivity and flexibility – with a strong focus on customer benefits. All this not only provided for manroland web systems technology and products.

A new dimension for packaging printing

VARIOMAN is the name of the newly designed packaging printing press from manroland web systems. The offset-gravure-hybrid press prints films and offers a fully-developed construction, system integration, service- and maintenance packages and all proven core competences of printing systems from Augsburg. By combining stable offset printing units with sophisticated gravure units, the VARIOMAN offers a low-priced production process at highest quality. The result: a faster, more efficient and cheaper packaging printing.

Well-positioned worldwide – the high performing business partner

This portfolio is marketed and distributed worldwide by an international sales and service network with company-owned market organizations and established commercial agencies with years of experience in their respective markets. To achieve this in the new presses business as well as the service and spare parts business, manroland web systems supports its customers as a high-performing partner for the printing and media industry with about 900 employees worldwide. Together with the newly founded manroland web produktionsgesellschaft mbH, the strong partner for construction, production and assembly of complex components and mechatronical systems.

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Manufacturing Today Europe Issue 134 November 2016

Strong tradition

Offering customised concepts for improvements in flexibility, productivity and quality. manroland web systems GmbH is the go-to-company für printing solutions

A german manufacturer of newspaper web offset presses, commercial web offset presses and inline finishing solutions for digital printing. manroland web systems GmbH has a rich history dating back to 1844. It is in this year that Carl August Reichenbach and Carl Buz established Reichenbach´s machine factory in Augsburg, six month after the launch of the facilty, the first flatbed press was supplied to the Nikolaus Hartmann printing house in Augsburg.
Further developments followed over the next century, with the company achieving major milestones such as the launch of the first high-performance, rotary webfed press in 1931; this had an output of 25,000 16-page newspapers per hour. By 1960, three quarters of the total editions of German daily newspapers were printed on presses made in Augsburg.

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