A good turnout at Manroland seminar in Guangzhou

Innovation, Change, Growth

On a bright spring day in Guangzhou, almost 100 entrepreneurs and managers from various printing companies in the region assembled for the Manroland Value Added Printing Seminar.

Manroland Greater China’s top management, led by Dr. Peter Conrady, President, attended the event, jointly organized with Guangdong Sunway Printing Co., Ltd.

Others in attendance were Ms. Fanny Chan, Vice President & CFO of Manroland Greater China; Mr. Samuel Tam, General Manager Sheetfed; and Mr. Thomas Luk, Head of Printing Supplies, together with manroland experts from technology, application and management.

During his welcome speech, Dr. Conrady said that through seminars like this Manroland want to help printers transform and upgrade their facilities, backed by the latest innovations in technology and management.

He thanked Guangdong Sunway Printing Co., Ltd. and its General Manager, Mr. Cai Aiwu, for jointly organizing the seminar; and just like Manroland helped Sunway Printing, they promised to help more small and medium sized printing companies to enhance their market competitiveness through innovation.

Market Analysis

With the Sino-US trade dispute now nearing a solution plus a reduction in domestic tax, the economic environment in China is gradually improving. What are the new business opportunities in the printing market? Sales statistics from Manroland show print companies improve their technology level in order to stay ahead. By embracing new printing technologies and automated configurations, they are ready to take advantage of opportunities that arise as a result of an improving economy.


Eric Kwok, General Sales Manager of Sheetfed sales, Manroland Hong Kong, introduced the company’s latest medium-sized flagship model ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION in great detail. Since its launch to the global market at the end of 2015, the ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION has been installed by many Chinese printing companies thanks to its premium print quality, user-friendliness and future-oriented digitalization.

The ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION Ultima can be tailored to special technical requirements. These include Pro-Cure, touch coating, InlineFoiler, anti-counterfeiting printing, with a variety of technologies including double coating and LED UV. The concepts of platformization and modularization provide the printers with the broadest range of configuration choices.


In addition to the process development and highly efficient production, the stability and performance of printing equipment are more prominent in today’s tight supply chain.

According to Mr. Henry Cheng, Services and Parts Sales Manager South China, Manroland offers versatile service products, such as preventive maintenance, service kits, service contracts, upgrades and personnel training.

For example, the popular ProServ360° PERFORMANCE provides the customers with preventative maintenance and performance optimization. It helps printers to continuously improve the equipment utilization rate and enhance stability, thus providing the high-quality packaging products and services desired by branded products.

Green printing solutions

Towards the end of the session, Anthony So, Regional Sales Manager of Printing Supplies, South China, introduced Manroland’s green printing solutions. With the tightening of national environmental protection policy and regulations, green printing production has taken on more importance for printing companies. Manroland’s green printing solutions, which focus on quality and the input-output ratio, help the printers to establish green production mode in line with laws and regulations. They build unique “green” competitiveness with sustainable profitability.

Site visit

In the afternoon, the participants visited Guangdong Sunway Printing Co., Ltd. The company specializes in packaging printing of daily chemical products. Since the installation of a ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION last year, Guangdong Sunway Printing has significantly improved its printing capabilities, productivity and print quality. The guests were impressed by the amazingly high productivity and outstanding print quality of its ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION.

On behalf of Manroland Greater China, Dr. Conrady thanked Guangdong Sunway Printing for their faith in Manroland.

He said: “Manroland is completely committed to assisting Chinese printers to secure the market opportunities by strengthening their overall competitiveness!”

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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