Going for goal   

Manroland Greater China and Zhejiang Xinya Packaging hit on a fun way to kick-start a strong partnership

Intense but played in a sporting manner.

That best describes the entertaining football match that took place in Wenzhou one bright October day, when the Messis of Zhejiang Xinya Packaging Co., Ltd. faced the Ronaldos of Manroland Greater China.

Employees from both companies took time off their busy schedule to put on their boots and show their football skills -- all in the spirit of fun. The players fired crosses, tackled opponents and went for headers with glee.

Taking on a client in a friendly football match is a new experience for Manroland Greater China, and it could not have picked a worthier opponent than Zhejiang Xinya. The printing company has plenty of football experience and its squad displayed good conditioning and teamwork throughout the match.

Not surprisingly, Zhejiang Xinya scored the opening goal. Manroland Greater China, however, refused to get discouraged. What followed next was a goal fest.In the end, honors were shared. The final score: 7-7.Both teams were happy with the draw.

"Over the years, our company has maintained excellent corporate culture and attached great importance to a diversified life for our staff members," said Mr. Chen Hongfu, General Manager of Zhejiang Xinya.

"Our football team has been actively participating in local competitions with good results. As part of the company, I am so proud of them. Through these activities, such as football games, we hope to improve the camaraderie of our employees and have a closer relationship with our colleagues from Manroland."

Mr. Roy Xu, Head of Sheetfed Service and Spare parts, Manroland Greater China, thanked Zhejiang Xinya for arranging the match. “Manroland truly values its good relationship with Zhejiang Xinya -- not only in business but in other areas as well. Through sports and other activities, we hope to establish closer relationship with our customers,” he added.

Perhaps one big kick-off will lead to many other fun football matches between the two sides.

Zhejiang Xinya Packaging Co., Ltd. and Manroland Greater China play their first football match.

About Manroland Sheetfed

Manroland Sheetfed GmbH is a leading German producer of sheetfed offset litho printing presses. Founded in 1871, the company is one of the oldest producers of printing presses in the world. Today the company has its own subsidiaries in over 40 countries and is a global watchword for supreme quality and reliability. Manroland Sheetfed GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the privately owned UK engineering group, Langley Holdings plc.