manroland web systems helping in improving productivity, reducing costs

manroland web systems helping in improving productivity
The manroland web systems service covers the entire service offerings

manroland web systems has increasingly become a provider of overall solutions for all classical web offset users and the newly developed market segments of digital and packaging printing. The company has been focusing on reducing costs and increasing productivity and flexibility—with a strong focus on customer benefit.

The manroland web systems service covers the entire service offerings. From consultation about the ideal wear and spare parts in original quality, training, classical repair service, upgrade and automation solutions to maintenance of the press systems—everything is available as a complete package now with the new service contracts.

The company offers comprehensive service contracts with all major offerings for the entire lifecycle of the press. The focus lies on developing new concepts with automated solutions according to Industry 4.0 but also in offering all solutions from a single source.

Since the manroland web systems service contracts are presented as a comprehensive package, they offer immense cost savings, planning capability and faster and more effective handling of jobs. This means maintenance, revisions, spare part packages and flat rates, and a 24/7 TeleSupport (TSC).

Also, in the future there will be the possibility for renting manroland web systems staff on site that amongst others is responsible for all maintenance activities. The packages are not only designed for manroland web systems components but also for all components of every other supplier; therewith the customer only has one contact and gets highest warranty.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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