The plan to split the company into three divisions put forward by major German trading and manufacturing group, L. Possehl & Co. mbH, has won the approval of the manroland administrator. manroland’s Offenbach sheetfed printing systems site is to be restructured in the form of a management buyout under the planned three-way split of the company as part of its ongoing insolvency proceedings. The web press manufacturing site at Augsburg, where the IPMG and PMP 96-page presses are being made, will be acquired by L. Possehl &Co. Plauen, the third manufacturing site that was restructured last year as a

The Domino label press, its first foray into printing presses, is in the field with the company expecting a flood of orders over the next year DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES HAS produced a 5% increase in sales for 2011 to £314.1 million, the 33rd year of growth for the Cambridge business. Pretax profits also rose to £57.4 million, up 10%. The company found it tough going in North America and parts of Europe, the UK and Germany excepted, but noted good growth in the developing markets in central Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The company has increased its staff

MGI Digital Graphic Technology, the digital printing and finishing solutions manufacturer, announced today that it has received the Engineering Prize for Innovation. The annual engineering award is organized by the French magazines “Usine Nouvelle” and “Industrie & Technologies”, in partnership with the National Council of French Engineers and Scientists. The award recognizes engineers who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. Along with MGI, the 2011 winners include Airbus and Total Petroleum Group. The jury elected to honor MGI’s R&D team for the innovation shown in the development of the JETcard®, the first solution utilizing MGI’s color inkjet technology.

DURHAM, NH—Dec. 15 2011—Goss International has acquired the assets of Vits Print GmbH, adding industry-leading sheeting and specialized finishing components that complement its portfolio of Goss web offset print production solutions. VITS-America Inc., located in Blauvelt, NY, is not part of the acquisition. Vits Print Rotocut sheeter models and Jet Web finishing products, including coaters, diecutters, prefolders and plow stations, will now be manufactured at the Goss International Contiweb facility in Boxmeer, The Netherlands. The facility specializes in auxiliary components, including Goss splicers, pasters and heatset dryers, for web offset printing systems. “Vits Print is the technology and market

The sad news from Friday that manroland has filed for insolvency in its hometown of Augsburg, Germany should also light a beacon of awareness in the global printing and converting industry. As one who worked for manroland – MAN Roland as it was then - distributor Edwards Dunlop Graphics in the 1980s (although on the prepress side), I felt a particular pang of regret that this great contributor to world literacy, information and entertainment via the printed word, should find itself in such dire straits. In those days, EDG handled the sheetfed presses while Craven Print & Pack handled

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