From the 31st of May until the 10th of June 2016 manroland web systems welcomed customers, media representatives and numerous visitors from around the world at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf. As the leading partner and overall solutions provider for web offset and industrial digital printing, manroland web systems showed a wide range of solutions, systems and innovations, all aimed at making the customer more successful. manroland web systems convinced their customers and is able to boast satisfactory results.
This year’s drupa was again very successful for manroland web systems. In the commercial printing sector, two more 96-page systems of the LITHOMAN series and two 16-page ROTOMAN systems were sold. In newspaper printing, the new GEOMAN e:line was introduced to the market and several upgrade sales were made. The customers, from all around the world, chose to make retrofits and refurbishments, but also to purchase used machines. Besides selling a FoldLine digital Inline Finishing System to Guam, which was exhibited at the fair and presented daily in live-demos, several hot prospect projects were initiated in the newly developed digital printing sector at drupa.
The manroland web systems Service was also very satisfactory: The service promise “WE ADD VALUE.” went down well with the customers and visitors. Several service contracts were signed, including the refurbishment of a third-party machine in India. The manroland web store with its new design and extra features was greeted with much enthusiasm: A great number of customers at the fair opted for the pioneering 24-hour-B2B-Marketplace by manroland web systems. “We wanted to offer our customers a manroland web STORE filled with expertise which is as easy to use as consumer market online shops“, Alexander Wassermann, who is now the sole managing director of manroland web systems after Jörn Gossé’s resignation, explains. “By relaunching the manroland web STORE, which we presented at drupa 2016, we have made our vision come true. Fast, flexible and convenient parts supply: That’s a real benefit for our customers.”
The result is also satisfying: “We are very happy with the results we achieved at drupa“, says Wassermann. “Our presentation was excellent: We once again proved that we are ahead of our time. Besides our double drupa highlight, a complete digital printing workflow unit with variable Inline Finishing (i.e. our FoldLine in combination with a Prosper 6000S by Kodak), visitors were able to learn more about our consistently developing, comprehensive and customer orientated Portfolio. We were convincing through innovation in all areas, whether with existing or new model ranges, extensive service offerings with substantial added value, entry into new markets and business models or innovative software and workflow solutions. Customers were also very satisfied with our consulting expertise. Our employees constantly work on ideas together with our customers, which we always put into practice. Like for example our retrofits on third-party machines. The high intake of orders will fill our factory until 2017. This is a wonderful result and a clear sign that we meet the needs of our customers and delight the industry.”