Boosting capacity at Palladio East

Manroland successfully commission a second ROLAND 700 Evolution press with coating unit at Palladio East, a leading Serbian print house and boosting production capacity to new levels.

Manroland has been there for Palladio East right from the very start when Palladio East began their printing operations with two ROLAND 700 HiPrint machines. In 2016, to expand its business further the company invested in an additional ROLAND 700 HiPrint. Further investment was made In 2018 when a fourth Manroland press was purchased – the latest ROLAND 700 Evolution with five-color units, coating module and many new automation features.

Today Palladio East is synonymous with a high level of expertise in the Adriatic packaging market. The expectations of clients have grown together with the increase in total production volume. Mr. Pera Todorović, general director of Palladio East said: “We had to quickly respond to market demands for quality, efficiency and delivery times.”

As a result, Palladio East purchased a six-color ROLAND 700 Evolution press several months ago, and in full production today.

Palladio East has always placed its focus on improving production performance by adopting the very latest sheetfed offset innovations, this tradition continues with their latest investment.

The new ROLAND 700 Evolution is equipped with dynamic inking control including TripleFlow, LCS (Low Color Stabilization), QuickChange ColorSmart and ColorPilot to automatically process control capabilities such as QuickStart Plus and Simultaneous Plate Loading.

Palladio East’s technical director, Mr. Nenad Janošev said:

“This is a fantastic 3B format machine The press has all the important elements of mechanical, electronic and programmatic automation. After installing the machine and starting production, we have further plans for other phases of automation and connecting all existing machines to a unique workflow.”

“After deciding to make a new investment, we thoroughly checked out the capabilities of other major printing machine producers. When we saw all the features of the latest Evolution, there was no competition. That’s why we decided once again to invest in Manroland technology. We think the new Evolution, in terms of quality and efficiency, is the best solution on the market today in 3B format.”

Added Value with ProServ

Production stability is a concern for many companies with huge business volumes such as Palladio East, and an unexpected breakdown can significantly impact a company’s overall output.

Customers can sleep nights with Manroland’s ProServ 360° Performance support program which provides maximum performance, defined cost of ownership and a faster return on investment. An integrated 24-month partnership program, it provides maximum machine stability and productivity for ROLAND 700 Evolution owners. The program includes extended service for the first two years of operation, with inspections of motors, main drive, pumps, blowers, dryer and spray-powder components. Telepresence and inbuilt Maintenance Manager relieves operators of routine maintenance tasks. ProServ was one of the key deciding factors for the new investment.

Dr. Mario Barišić, Managing Director of Manroland Adriatic, said: “We are very proud that one of our biggest partners in the region, Palladio East, has selected the Roland 700 Evolution again. We believe that the new press will lead to a significant increase in quality, high levels of automation and efficiency. We value Palladio’s loyally to the Manroland brand, and with our continued dedication and support, will ensure our partners achieve all their goals.”

Mr. Nenad Janošev, technical director of Palladio East, right, Mr. Pera Todorović, CEO of Palladio East, center, and Dr. Mario Barišić, MD of Manroland Adriatic, left, after the contract signing.
Palladio East purchased another ROLAND 706 LV Evolution press in 2019, and the successful first commercial prints came out shortly following its installation.
Production facility at a glance.

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.

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