manroland web systems masters the relocation of GOSS Universal system

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manroland web systems masters the relocation of GOSS Universal system

The printing  producer and comprehensive service partner manroland web systems has caused a great stir over the past few months with its ever increasing service provision for third-party presses. Its latest milestone in this new field of business has been the relocation of a GOSS press  for People’s Daily, China’s most influential daily newspaper. With this, the company has once again proved that it is the high performing business partner for the printing industry.

Multi-brand web press service on the rise
manroland web systems began to expand its own service offering to include service of presses produced by competitors about a year ago, and it has proved successful. Today it can boast two successful control upgrades on Goss presses. In addition, numerous printing houses, which operate third-party presses, are profiting from the retrofit of a manroland web systems Inline Control System. Furthermore, relocations of third-party presses are being carried out smoothly. manroland web systems not only offers tailor-made and innovative solutions but also a customized approach and consulting.

One partner for everything
Absolutely punctual and reliable processes, paired with specialist competences during disassembly and reassembly: the relocation of a printing press is demanding. In China, the market organization, manroland web printing equipment, has been able to establish a glowing reputation even among customers of competing manufacturers, based on strong presence and reliability. People’s Daily, China’s most influential daily newspaper, opted for the high performing business partner from Augsburg for the relocation of a GOSS Universal 75 consisting of 6 printing towers, 2 folders and 6 reel splicers. Furthermore, the system will be fitted with an interface for a blanket-washing device in its new location. The complete relocation, including the disassembly, load out, transport, load in, assembly and commissioning lies in the responsibility of manroland web printing equipment Beijing, and has already commenced. The system is back in production since September 2017.

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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