In the Langley Holdings plc Annual Report & Accounts for 2013, manroland sheetfed GmbH is said to have traded in line with expectations to make a small profit on revenues of €314 million, although with internal charges the press builder contributed some €10 million to the group's €91.4 million profit before tax. The Offenbach company delivered just over 100 new presses or 528 printing units during the year to December.
Joern Gossé has joined the executive board of manroland web systems GmbH in Augsburg, Germany. He takes over the management together with Eckhard Hoerner-Marass and is now responsible for sales and service.
AUGSBURG, GERMANY—manroland web systems GmbH has added Joern Gossé, 49, to its executive board. He assumes management, along with Eckhard Hoerner-Marass, and will be responsible for sales and service.
MANITOWISH WATERS, WI—Rudy Valenta, a 45-year printing industry veteran, passed away at 69 years of age at his home here on Nov. 8. He was most recently president of Eltosch America in Brookfield, WI.
AUGSBURG, GERMANY—At drupa in May 2012, WKS Druckholding and manroland web systems set up a joint project to create the “world’s largest heatset commercial press.” Around 18 months later, on Nov. 13, the idea has become reality: the two-web 80-page LITHOMAN demonstrated its performance to customers, suppliers, media, and guests invited from the worlds of politics and business at Kraft-Schlötels in Wassenberg.
The world’s largest heatset commercial press from manroland web systems began operation on schedule at Kraft-Schlötels, part of the WKS Druckholding Group, in Wassenberg, Germany. “The LITHOMAN presses have absolutely proven themselves in daily operation when it comes to printing stability, quality, and, above all, productivity,” said Dr. Ralph Dittmann, manager of WKS.
Pictorial Offset of Carlstadt, NJ, turned to Solis Partners, of Manasquan, NJ, to install solar panels at its facility. Solis designed, engineered and constructed the 2,968-panel system that, so far, has reduced Pictorial's electric bill by 40 percent. Touted as the largest solar panel installation by any commercial printing company in the United States, the installation has (at press time) generated 1.15 million kWh since the installation, enough to power 1,255 houses for a month.
manroland Sheetfed GmbH has completed legal formalities to incorporate the company as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Langley Holdings PLC. The manroland deal was the third for Langley in Germany since 2001, with other acquisitions in the United States, France and the United Kingdom during the same period.
manroland web systems has developed digital print finishing modules—pin folder FoldLine und the FormerLine. The FormerLine system was developed for digital book production on an industrial scale, and will start production in Asia.
As the exclusive North American distributor of Digital Information’s InkZone ink-presetting and closed-loop technology, CMYK Distributors will be demonstrating the latest advances in waste reduction technology and pressroom automation at their booths, 969 and 970, at PRINT 13 in Chicago.