manroland Goss web systems relocates 2 Lithomans

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Web offset printing area at Sattler Media Press GmbH.
Web offset printing area at Sattler Media Press GmbH.

Manroland Goss web systems has handled the relocation of two 48-page Lithoman web offset presses for the Sattler Media Group. Since the merger last year, the manroland Goss Group has convinced customers as a comprehensive service partner. Now the company has moved two Lithoman printing presses for the Sattler Media Group from Lübeck to Barleben.

The Sattler Media Group has purchased two additional Lithoman units in order to support the production site in Barleben. The high-volume presses for commercial printing help to increase the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of insert printing. For the relocation project, it was obvious to rely on the manufacturer of the printing press – “We relied on the competence and expertise of manroland Goss and our trust was more than rewarded. The project management services in particular were unbeatable,” says Marc Holzapfel from Sattler Media Group.

Manroland Goss has relocated the two presses simultaneously. The project started in December 2018 and the printing presses were scheduled to be in production in Spring-Summer 2019.

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