Con el cambio de año llegaron de Europa ordenes por 50 millones de euros para el grupo manrolandGoss
After the successful merger of the two printing press producers, manroland web systems and Goss International, the newly formed company can look back on a successful financial year 2018. With a combined turnover of EUR 293 million and order intake of EUR 327 million, the company has solidified its leading market position in web offset. The latest major orders at the turn of the year to the value of EUR 50 million, raised the order backlog to EUR 200 million in the project business. Thereby, the company is currently at a very good capacity level, stretching into the second quarter of 2020.
manroland Goss web systems has presented itself in this respect as a strongly performing solutions partner to the printing industry. "It is our objective to provide products and a range of services with added value for our customers. We have created a global company with the merger and provide the most comprehensive offer available on the market, with reduced cost structures and with a focus on efficient business processes. This is reflected now in our operative performance indicators" according to CEO Alexander Wassermann, referring to the balance sheet of the previous year. "Our strategy is clear: A further expansion of our market position as well as the development of new profitable business fields."
In this respect, research and development funding has been primarily invested in future-oriented areas; this means flexible packaging printing, the preventative press maintenance system Maintellisense, and the intelligent B2B eCommerce trading platform MARKET-X. Furthermore, two acquisitions are supporting the company strategy. On the one hand, the asset purchase of Harland Simon has expanded the product and service range in the area of automation solutions and, on the other hand, the share purchase of GWS complements the global business activities with pre-owned presses and press relocations. All activities are directly oriented towards the benefits provided to all existing and indeed new customers. This is what over 1,000 employees worldwide are working on.
Q I Press Controls entrega automatización a impresor finlandés
The two Sanoma printers in Finland are optimised with the systems of Q.I. Press Controls – Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE). QIPC-EAE, the Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry, helps media giant Sanoma's printing companies work more efficiently.
Measurements “out of image”
Sanoma had four main reasons for joining forces with QIPC-EAE for the automation of the Vantaa and Varkaus printing plants. The most important motivation was to reduce the amount of waste. The company sees "out of image measurements" of QIPC-EAE as the best way to achieve this. "It is important for us to keep a close eye on system developments", says Jorma Kyrö, managing director of the Vantaa printing company, Sanomala Oy. "We need to be sure that we always have the most innovative solution in use.”
The future of print and previous collaboration
It was also important for Sanoma to work with a company that believes in the future of the print media and continues to invest in it. "That was a very strong argument to continue with QIPC," Jorma Kyrö agrees. "But our previous collaboration with EAE, which acquired QIPC, was also very convincing.” The way in which EAE previously renewed the operating systems of Sanoma's Finnish printing plants created a lot of confidence at Sanoma. That process had some difficulties but the way they were overcome by EAE was satisfactory at Sanoma.
The best solution
A visit to the printing company De Persgroep in Amsterdam, where Sanoma could see a newspaper press with QIPC EAE automation at work, was the last reason for Sanoma to opt for the Dutch solution. "We have considered several suppliers, but we are convinced that QIPC-EAE offers us the best solution", says Jorma Kyrö. "This installation is very important to us and we believe it will improve our production and serve our customers better.”
Printing company Sanomala Oy gets a completely new automation solution. 24 IDS-3D cameras are installed for colour and register control and 29 mRC-3D cameras for cut-off control. In addition, the print shop will have access to the IQM analysis program to optimise the operation and maintenance of the presses as much as possible. In Savon Paino Oy, the Varkaus print shop, a register and cut-off control system is installed, consisting of 13 mRC-3D cameras.
Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. Sanoma provides consumers with engaging content, offers unique marketing solutions to business partners and enables teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. With companies operating in Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Sweden, the total sales revenue of Sanoma amounts to 1.4 billion euros and Sanoma employed more than 4,400 professionals in 2017. – In the printing plants Sanomala Oy and Savon Paino Oy the Helsingin Sanomat is printed, with about 250,000 copies the largest newspaper in Finland and also the daily newspaper that started it all for Sanoma.