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Ferrostaal no longer partner of manroland

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

As the world’s largest supplier-independent service provider in the printing industry, MAN Ferrostaal distributes not only printing systems from Ryobi (Japan), Kolbus (Germany) and Manugraph (India), but also the product portfolio of over 30 companies from the fields of prepress and finishing.

For decades, MAN Ferrostaal’s machine business has provided its customers in the printing, packaging, plastic and metal processing as well as food processing sectors with machines from renowned manufacturers in Europe and Asia. The most important sales markets include Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa and Australia.

MAN Ferrostaal is on expansion course in the printing sector and is continuing to open up new markets. The company’s dense, international sales network is unique: its Services division incorporates 1,800 employees working in more than 40 countries around the world. With its product portfolio, MAN Ferrostaal covers the entire value added chain of the printing industry, from the prepress phase to roll-fed and sheet-fed printing presses, digital and flexo printing technology, through to finishing. The principal services include delivering the machines, consumable material and spare parts, and also their maintenance. Smooth integration of all the machines delivered into the customers’ production systems also constitutes a major part of the service. Individual financing solutions are tailored to every customer here.

"We’re very optimistic about the future," says Dr. Klaus Lesker, Member of the Executive Board of MAN Ferrostaal. "For our distribution activities in the printing systems sector we can call on a very comprehensive and differentiated product portfolio, which strengthens our market presence immensely. Our distribution network, which has grown over the years, the core of which we established for the printing industry, also makes us an extremely attractive partner for many manufacturers. Our internationality is an important factor for IPIC (International Petroleum Investment Company, Abu Dhabi), our new majority shareholder: our long-term presence in many countries will enable us to open doors for IPIC and facilitate market access. Our own plant construction business will also profit enormously from our international distribution organisation in the printing systems sector. We will utilise our existing infrastructure from the machine business and will thus immediately be able to implement large projects which would not be feasible without this network. We are consequently continuing to expand our international presence."

 

 

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