manroland web systems: tradition of a strong brand.
Carl August Reichenbach and Carl Buz acquire the Sander’sche Maschinen Fabrik.
First flatbed press supplied to the Nikolaus Hartmann printing house, Augsburg.
First German “printing press using continuous paper” at the World Fair in Vienna.
Former Vogtländische Stickmaschinenfabrik J.C. & H. Dietrich (embroidery machines), founded 1881, expands its production portfolio to include printing presses.
Vereinigte Maschinenfabrik Augsburg and Maschinenbaugesellschaft Nürnberg A.G., Augsburg (from 1908: Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG).
First high-performance, rotary webfed press with an output of 25.000 16-page newspapers per hour.
Plamag makes the calendar-block rotary press – the first press to be built following the end of WW II.
Three quarters of the total editions of German daily newspapers are printed on presses made in Augsburg.
Introduction of the LITHOMAN series; a new generation of web offset presses for commercial printing with heatset inks on coated paper.
Merger of Roland Offsetmaschinenfabrik Faber & Schleicher, Offenbach, and the printing press division of MAN, Augsburg, to establish MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG, Offenbach/Main.
MAN Roland bought the Maschinenfabrik Plamag in Plauen.
The LITHOMAN press becomes the preferred printing system for commercial web offset. With its broad range of additional components it can be expanded into a multifunctional production system for meeting all kinds of customer requirements.
Introduction of the COLORMAN, XXL for newspaper printing with web widths of up to 2.100 millimeters.
Strengthening of service competencies: active marketing of PRINTVALUE with printcom, printnetwork and printservices.
Robots enter the printing industry with APL.
MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG becomes manroland AG.
First commercial web presses of the 96 pages LITHOMAN are producing.
Possehl Group, Lübeck, acquires the webfed division Augsburg of manroland AG. New name of the company: manroland web systems.