manroland Goss web systems debuts merged company at Print 18

Customer-oriented solutions the focus of combined company

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During the Print 18 tradeshow in Chicago, from 30 September to 2 October 2018, manroland Goss web systems presented the plan for the future of the company to the print community as a united entity for the first time since the merger of manroland web systems and Goss international in August of 2018.

The message of the company’s strategy to create solutions based on customer needs was well-received by the attendees to Print 18, the largest tradeshow in North America this year.

While at the show, customers from the newspaper, commercial, book and packaging segments of print were able to connect with the manroland Goss team regarding everything from new press equipment, press relocations and refurbishment, enhancements, upgrades and retrofits. Owners of all web offset print brands discussed the innovative strategies put in place for brand-independent parts and service.

“We are grateful for our customers, our partners, and even those in the industry who were just curious about who we are as the new entity, seeking us out at Print 18. It was a great way to spread the word about our focus and dedication to customer profitability, and launch us toward future success,” said Ron Sams, vice president of Sales for manroland Goss web systems in North America.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital 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.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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