Langley to Obtain manroland Sheetfed Division

AUGSBURG, GERMANY—The sheetfed business of manroland AG will be taken over by privately owned British engineering group Langley Holdings. The deal includes the sheetfed printing equipment division, its production facilities (including all real estate in Offenbach) and the international marketing organization active in more than 40 countries.

“I am very pleased with the solution which will provide a long-term perspective to the Offenbach location and the sheetfed printing business,” said Werner Schneider, insolvency administrator. Roughly 840 employees in Offenbach will be retained according to the present staff planning. In addition, Langley takes over the international marketing organization.

“We foresee very good economic prospects for manroland sheetfed following the recent re-structuring,” said Tony Langley, the group’s lone shareholder. “This is a world-class business with an excellent reputation and its production and research & development facilities are superb; everything one expects of the very best of German engineering.”

Langley currently operates two technology divisions in Germany in the field of capital equipment—the Piller Group and Claudius Peters Group. In 2011, Langley Holdings achieved revenues of approximately US$655.8 million.

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  • Brian

    MANRoland makes a great press, but the underlying problem, is that there are too few customers in the sheetfed market for the amount of press manufacturers. I wish them well, but I wonder what makes Langley think that he can do a better job at selling and marketing then MAN did. The big challenge they also have is being competitive. Printers today have little capitol to invest in equipment, so they will obviously expect to get as much as possible for as little as possible. This is where it will be very difficult to compete with the Asian manufacturers. Mitsubishi makes a great press too and for way less.