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Asociación Técnica de Diarios Latinoamericanos
Boletín Semanal Marzo 24, 2019

Manroland Goss web systems nombra nuevo director de ventas para las Americas

manroland Goss web systems Americas announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dave Soden as Managing Director, overseeing operations of the equipment & services provider in North America, effective immediately. Greg Blue, previous Managing Director of Durham Operations, will be moving into a transition support position with manroland Goss web systems Americas.

Coming to the position of Managing Director from his previously held position of Vice President of Aftermarket Services for Goss International, Soden brings with him experience in the printing industry that spans 36 years. Soden became a well-known industry leader in engineering and controls systems with his company, Graphic Automation and Controls, before the company was purchased by Goss International in 2017.

“manroland Goss continues as the leader in web offset equipment, service and parts. As we continue to support our customer base, the focus will be in the four areas of competency; System Solutions supplying new presses to the market, Engineered Solutions supplying enhancements and product upgrades for existing equipment of any brand, Service Solutions supplying world class service to our entire customer base, and E-Commerce Solutions, supplying a platform for vendors to provide parts, supplies and components effectively,” stated Soden.

Soden also sees the future of manroland Goss web systems Americas to be the versatility of the company’s products, providing value to presses of all brands. “The strength and direction will continue in those areas, as well as taking our expertise to all makes, models and vintages of equipment. We want to be a complete solutions provider for our customers, providing solutions to fit all their needs regardless of press type.”

manroland Goss web systems Americas LLC continues its operations from the North American Corporate Headquarters in Durham, New Hampshire. Subsequent to the merger of manroland web systems and Goss international in 2018, the company represents the widest range in the industry of web offset machinery and support products designed specifically for customer success.

Technotrans SE reporta un robusto desarrollo en 2018 con miras al2019

Based on provisional figures, technotrans SE can look back on a successful 2018 financial year. Both reporting segments “Technology” and “Services” contributed to the growth in consolidated revenue. The growth markets performed especially well, with high double-digit growth rates. Despite a weaker development in the fourth quarter and the effects of higher expenditure as previously reported, the provisional operating result (EBIT) is just 3.6 percent short of the forecast figure. Based on the anticipated economic environment, the Board of Management expects consolidated revenue for the 2019 financial year to be within the range of EUR 224 to 232 million, with EBIT reaching EUR 17.5 to 19 million.

“2018 was a challenging year for us, but we handled it well despite the external factors,” commented Dirk Engel, Chief Executive Officer of technotrans SE. The provisional consolidated revenue for the 2018 financial year is EUR 216.3 million, which is therefore in the upper half of the forecast range of EUR 212 to 220 million. The group expects an operating profit (EBIT) of EUR 17.4 million for the period under review. This figure is moderately (3.6 percent) below the forecast of EUR 18 to 20 million. The management had recently anticipated that it would come in at the lower end of this range. 

“This earnings performance is attributable to a slightly weaker revenue contribution in the past fourth quarter as well as the higher expenditure for performance that was already becoming apparent in the course of the year,” explained Engel. The changing product mix resulted especially in rising expenditure for materials and logistics. In addition, the growth of the technotrans Group and the wide array of new, forward-looking projects started in the business areas of the laser and machine tool industry, plastics engineering and electric mobility call for increased engineering and therefore the recruitment of more personnel at the production plants.

All in all, the Board of Management considers that the 2018 financial year progressed as expected: technotrans increased its revenue in the two reporting segments “Technology” (+6.0 percent) and “Services” (+4.0 percent). The integration of the acquisitions transacted in 2018 equally progressed according to plan. The growth markets (such as electric mobility) performed especially well, with high double-digit growth rates.

Dirk Engel: “The strategy components “diversification” and “growth” that are of significance for technotrans have continued to bear fruit and remain fully applicable in the current financial year.”

Based on the economic environment and despite continuing political uncertainties, technotrans expects to see further steady growth. In light of this, the Board of Management forecasts consolidated revenue in the range of EUR 224 to 232 million for the 2019 financial year, and an operating result (EBIT) of between EUR 17.5 and 19 million.

Estimates of how revenue and margins might perform are dependent on whether the productivity-boosting measures adopted in the past financial year filter through into an improved gross margin in the second half of the year.

The actual future business performance will remain dependent on the development of the global economy and the progress of projects under way for existing and new customers.

The medium-term targets remain unchanged and valid.

technotrans will publish the complete, audited results for the 2018 financial year on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Sun Chemical tiene nuevo socio

Sun Chemical has entered into a partnership with HAVI, a global company that innovates, optimizes, sources and manages the packaging and supply chains of leading foodservice brands, to bring its SunVisto® AquaGreen bio-renewable, natural based inks to market.

Sun Chemical’s bio-renewable inks have been certified and specified by HAVI to be a recommended natural based ink solution, ensuring that foodservice brands and manufacturers receive truly renewable packaging ink.

“Over the past three years, HAVI has worked closely with Sun Chemical to help develop natural based inks which not only contain significantly higher levels of bio-renewable resin content, but also deliver high quality printing on fiber-based packaging substrates,” said Felipe Mellado, Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Chemical. “The collaboration is another great example of why Sun Chemical has been a trusted innovator for 200 years. HAVI came to us with a unique challenge and we provided a solution that they have certified and specified. We’re also pleased to have developed a product that is in line with our own sustainability policy.”

HAVI’s extensive global network and relationships with package developers on all continents means that Sun Chemical’s natural based inks could be used by any of HAVI’s global partners anywhere in the world.

“Many major foodservice and consumer packaged goods brands have signaled the need for packaging that delivers on their sustainability goals and objectives,” said Shane Bertsch, Vice President, Innovation, HAVI. “We’re pleased to have Sun Chemical partner with us to improve the sustainability of packaging.”