Thailand to Jordan: Used manroland Goss press shifted 5,000 km

Automated Goss M600 commercial press to contract printer Al Noor

left to right: Patrick Wendelberger – Service manager MGWS; Osama Al Abbasi – executive director Al Noor; Andreas Eichhorn – DVP Sales & Service International MGWS; Weehong Soon – Service manager and supervisor MGWS Singapore; and John Shaw – Print instructor MGWS

In a complex logistical process, manroland Goss has completed an extensive web offset commercial press relocation from Thailand to Jordan. The used Goss M600 was carefully dismantled, transported, and reassembled at the customer’s premises in Amman, the company said.

After a smooth relocation, the commissioning of the Goss M600 marks a milestone in the cooperation with the Al Noor Printing Press, a contract printing business, and the project broker Graphic Supplies.  Graphic Supplies is the new sales and service partner for manroland Goss in Jordan and Palestine.

Milestone for Al Noor Printing Press

Since the Goss M600 became the first web offset press to go into production at Al Noor Printing Press, the printing specialist’s printing processes have improved significantly. Its commissioning marks a significant step in increasing the capacity of the print specialist, which prints school textbooks, among other products.

Osama Al Abbasi, executive director of Al Noor Printing Press, is positive about the opportunities presented by the newly installed printing press, “The Goss M600 is a printing press from manroland Goss that impresses with outstanding quality and a high degree of automation. Thanks to the web-fed technology, we can now significantly improve our printing performance and are excited about the increase in print possibilities.”

Smooth relocation and commissioning

The logistical complexity of a press relocation required professionalism, successful teamwork, and comprehensive know-how of the press and printing process. In this case, the order was coordinated and implemented by the team from the manroland Goss market organization in Singapore. 

With their expertise and in-depth knowledge of the Goss M600 printing press, they managed the inspection of the press, the dismantling in Thailand, and the subsequent commissioning at the new site in Amman, Jordan. The close cooperation between the teams involved led to a smooth project flow and ultimately to the successful commissioning of the Goss M600.

Weehong Soon, manroland Goss Singapore, said, “We did an excellent job of teamwork on the press relocation for Al Noor Printing Press. The process from sales and dismantling to installation and commissioning was handled by the same group, which enabled us to implement the project smoothly. As a result, the customer was able to operate their machine in top quality in the shortest possible time.”

Sales and service partnership

The successful commissioning of the M600 marks the beginning of a promising partnership between the contract printer Al Noor Printing Press and manroland Goss and opens up new opportunities for comprehensive cooperation. The relocation order was procured for the first time by project partner Graphic Supplies, which has been manroland Goss’ new sales and service partner in Jordan and Palestine since the project was completed.

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