Milestones in our history

  • 1871: Louis Faber and Adolf Schleicher found Faber & Schleicher.
  • 1875: Albatros press is launched printing up to 700 sheets per hour.
  • 1911: The first Roland sheetfed offset press is built
  • 1922: Introduction of the single-color Klein-Roland 00, printing up to 5000 sheets per hour
  • 1951: 4-color sheetfed offset press ‘The Ultra’ appears at the drupa trade show
  • 1972: Introduction of the ROLAND 800, the first sheetfed offset press with an integrated color control system offering print speeds of up to 10,000 sheets per hour
  • 1990: Introduction of the ROLAND 700, medium format, with a revolutionary digitalized control concept, a new benchmark for the printing industry which has set new standards in print quality
  • 1995: The ROLAND 900 large-format sheetfed offset press makes its debut at drupa, setting new standards in speed and economy
  • 2000: Launch of the ROLAND 500, printing up to 18,000 sheets per hour
  • 2003: The ROLAND 900 enhanced to XXL launches with format 7 / 7B / 7B Plus and format 8 capability
  • 2004: Introduction of Ultima configurations for highly specialized customer applications and ROLAND inline solutions such as the InlineFoiler
  • 2006: New ‘DirectDrive’ technology brings super-fast make-ready times
  • 2008: ROLAND 700 presses capable of up to 18,000 sheets per hour
  • 2010: Launch of the ROLAND 900 XXL, the largest sheetfed perfecting press ever produced, leapfrogging competitors in both quality and capacity
  • 2011: Further proven XXL technologies are transferred onto the ROLAND 900 press, giving customers additional opportunities to enjoy higher efficiency and improved long-term stability
  • 2012: Manroland Sheetfed is purchased by Langley Holdings plc, the British multi-disciplinary engineering group
  • 2013: Manroland Sheetfed GmbH formally becomes a division of Langley Holdings plc.
  • 2014: The groundbreaking new press ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION launched after two years since Manroland Sheetfed’s reshuffle
  • 2015: ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION wins Red Dot Award for Product Design 2015
  • 2018:  Six years in a row of success and profitability for Manroland Sheetfed GmbH