MAN Roland’s Southern Region Building to a Record Sales Year
MAN Roland’s Southern Region has become a hotbed of major press sales for the company, increasing the momentum as the pressmaker continues their record-setting pace for 2006.
These were among some of the major purchases registered recently by MAN Roland’s sales teams throughout the South:
A Rotoman for Gateway
Gateway Press in Louisville, Kentucky ordered a new eight-unit two-web ROTOMAN press from MAN Roland. With a 170,000 sq ft facility and $40 million in annual sales, Gateway is an example on how to grow systematically into a successful commercial printing enterprise.
“We started out looking at four different press manufacturers,” says Darrell Embry, Senior Vice President of Sales. ”We quickly reduced that number down to two, and started making site visits. Our initial MAN Roland exposure was at Publishers Press, and then we went to the Graph Expo in Chicago. Both experiences were very positive. It became clear very early that MAN Roland makes a superior press.”
Gateway filtered all its decisions through the lens of its customers and its prospects. “The new ROTOMAN will enable our existing customers to save money due to the state-of-the-art technology this press will provide, and we are amazed at what we have seen in the field being achieved on ROTOMAN presses,” Embry says.
Made for the Marketplace
Meredith-Webb, a commercial printing company with services ranging from direct mail to packaging, has added a new 64-inch ROLAND 900 XXL to its fleet of four MAN Roland presses. The objective: to offer new opportunities to its customers and enlarge its business base.
“We’ve had a 30-year relationship with MAN Roland,” says Kelly Webb, Executive VP for the Burlington, North Carolina company. “Our new ROLAND 900 XXL is the next step in that profitable partnership. Whether it’s printing units or press electronics, the capabilities of the press or the size of the units, MAN Roland delivers. They’ve shown us that the XXL format is something that could enhance the way we do business. They bring us the equipment enhancements we need to better serve our market place.”