Leading with the broadest and freshest product portfolio in web offset printing and in Digital Inline-Finishing.

manroland web systems GmbH, Augsburg, is a member of the Lübeck-based Possehl Group. Possehl’s strategy is based on stability and investment security, groundbreaking technology, and a strong focus on service – a strategy that also guides the world market leader in Web Offset Printing and Digital Inline-Finishing as well as Flexible Packaging Printing. This spectrum of service and a 100 % customer focus provide the added value that helps ensure customers’ success. Contrary to the general trend, manroland web systems was able to raise its volume of orders in a decreasing market for offset presses. Over 50 % market share in the newspaper industry and nearly 80 % in the commercial web offset are the impressive results.

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: in newspaper printing from the 4-page CROMOMAN, to the UNISET, up to the 24-page COLORMAN XXL and the new COLORMAN e:line, and in commercial printing from the ultra-flexible 16-page ROTOMAN to the 96-page LITHOMAN, the benchmark in high-volume offset printing. The automation and workflow management system PECOM-X provides a press control concept that is unique in the market.

manroland web systems has dedicated itself to developing Inline-Finishing equipment for digital printing. Today, major international customers work with the book block solution FormerLine, the pin folder FoldLine for digital publishing products, and the digital workflow solutions WorkflowBridge and MasterQ.

The complete service spectrum of manroland web systems is one of the broadest in the market: printservices provides a wide range of training measures in addition to customized 24/7 service and maintenance packages. The successful Upgrade and Retrofit Service for printing systems, is subject to constant advancement. The portfolio also includes a certified range of printcom.web pressroom products. Customers continue to value the expertise of manroland web systems in the areas of investment and building planning, organization, management, and process optimization.

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 the high-performance business partner for the printing and media industry with about 900 employees worldwide.

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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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