August has proved a bumper month for manroland Australia with Hannapack, Colorpak and a Melbourne commercial printer all signing orders for new B1 multi -colour manroland 706 sheetfed presses. All are existing manroland press users, but the orders are nonetheless a shot in the arm for manroland sheetfed, which spent a month in administration 18 months ago before being bought by a UK industrialist.
Steve Dunwell, managing director of manroland Australia says, “We are very pleased, these three printers are all blue chip print businesses who recognise the need to invest in the premier automated printing presses.” All three printers have ordered the R706 press, with various additional specifications. The Hannapack R706 is an 18,000sph press, the other two are 17,000sph presses. All three presses are due to be installed at the start of next year. It is a busy period for manroland, in addition to the three new sheetfed orders Dunwell says it has dominated commercial web sales for the past two years, with PMP just installing two 48pp presses, IPMG taking two 48pps for its new Warwick Farm site and Franklin Web also taking two manroland webs, the second of which is about to go in.
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