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manroland LITHOMAN Installed at the SEGO Group

Friday, May 13, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

A partnership going back for 30 years pays off in that the partners know and think highly of each other. This is the case with manroland and the SEGO Group of Paris, France, where the printservices team and SEGO staff together installed a modern classic – a 72-page LITHOMAN around four years old – within a tight time frame.

SEGO and manroland have worked together for many years and their latest joint project required great precision – dismantling and reinstalling a LITHOMAN within a very short time. Since recently, SEGO prints products with sections of up to 72 pages at a maximum speed of 45,000 copies per hour in three-shift operation. What was the reason behind this investment? Herve Richard, CEO of Groupe SEGO, explains: “With its somewhat shorter cut-off length, the LITHOMAN enables us to save on paper without detracting from the appearance of the finished product. The popular French weekly magazine Nouvelle Observateur now appears in a new format.”

Fast and uncomplicated restart
manroland reconditioned the LITHOMAN and installed it at SEGO. Harald Klein, Area Service Director for manroland, is more than satisfied with how the installation went, now the 15th manroland webfed press at SEGO: “Despite difficult dismantling conditions, we managed to relocate the some four year old LITHOMAN and get it back into production in only twelve weeks including modifications to the building. This proves once again the wisdom of utilizing the manufacturer’s technical expertise in all areas of commissioning, and coordinating the work through an experienced project team.”

From the outset, Richard had full confidence in the professional printservices team: “With this project it was important for us that all phases of the relocation of the press were coordinated and carried out by the manufacturer manroland. The fast and uncomplicated restart confirms we were right.” Groupe SEGO belongs among the top 5 printing groups in France and is the largest user of manroland webfed presses in that country. On a production area of 30,000 square meters, the company provides full printing services, from data acceptance through prepress, printing, finishing, and shipment. At the present time, twelve commercial web presses are in operation here.


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