manroland Sees Growth in Incoming Orders, Records Earnings Loss
Not including external personnel and trainees, as of Dec. 31, 2010, manroland had a total staff of 7,147 worldwide, with approximately 84 percent in Germany. This represents a decrease of roughly 10 percent from the previous year. By the end of 2012, the number of employees is scheduled to be reduced to under 6,000.
manroland is expecting a continued economic recovery in the printing industry over the coming months. The company anticipates a moderate growth in sales for the current financial year 2011. The package of measures to ensure long-term independence, initiated in September 2010, is scheduled for implementation by mid 2012. The associated additional savings are estimated at 50 million euros annually, and will be fully realized from 2013 onwards. In the medium term, manroland expects sales levels to return to well over 1 billion euros a year. A return to operational profitability should be achieved in 2011.
On Jan. 1, 2011, the new manroland Industrial Services business unit was established to provide the services of highly qualified personnel to customers. Drawing on the company’s core competence—unparalleled technological expertise—manroland was able to once again expand its portfolio of services.
Highlights in 2010
• Strategic alliance in digital printing—Since December, manroland has worked together with Océ Printing Systems GmbH, one of the leading international manufacturers of high performance printing systems for web offset digital printing, cooperating at the global level in the area of inkjet-based digital printing solutions for the graphic arts industry. This cooperation permits access to a promising growth market that is closely related to manroland’s core expertise. manroland and Océ will appear together for the first time at digi:media in early April 2011.
• Product portfolio expansion with Tensor—Since August, manroland is marketing and distributing products from the Tensor Group from its own distribution and service network, and is thus able to provide low-cost solutions from a leading U.S. manufacturer for single-width newspaper presses as well as strengthen its product range in high-growth markets. As part of this cooperation, a Brazilian printing company already bought the first system. manroland AG has sustained its position as world’s market leader in web offset.