Retford 26 July 2012, Langley Holdings plc, the UK engineering group behind the takeover of German press manufacturer manroland sheetfed in February, have today released their half year results for the 6 months to 30 June 2012.
At €37.8 million, operating profits for the half year were up by almost 25% on the same period last year (2011: €31.3m) on revenues of €238,2 million (2011: €235.8 million). Pre-tax profits for the 6 months were €39.3 million (2011: €32.5 million).
Van den Brande Printing purchased a five-color ROLAND 500 HiPrint at the end of 2011, with a coating module, extended delivery and an infra-red and hot-air drying system. Productivity since then has increased by more than 30% and the quality is noticeably better. “Any printing company that works with manroland once will always work with manroland.”
A leading Taiwan enterprise, the Ting Hsin International Group, the largest instant noodle manufacture in the world, has been running 10 manroland sheetfed offset six-color ROLAND 700 presses and operating 3 shifts, for 23 hours continuously, every day since they set up their own printing house in 2007.
manroland sheetfed host successful open day in Offenbach
The manroland sheetfed printing technologies and solutions unveiled at drupa 2012 sparked huge interest amongst customers.
Since drupa, legendary press builders, manroland sheetfed, has seen a rise in enquiries for their printadvice® service, with new orders from Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Consider a near-perfect press with a 98% performance rating, a process organization that performs at 80% and a team performing at 70%. Though all factors show fairly high ratings individually, the press performance is actually only at 55% of its full potential. The press technology is only one of the factors, the organization in and around the pressroom as well as the people operating the presses all influence the actual output.