Good news for customers and staff: Possehl purchases manroland Great Britain's web business

Augsburg, (PresseBox) - On 8th March 2012, Possehl & Co. mbH, the owner of manroland web systems GmbH, purchased the business and assets of manroland Great Britain's web division from MRGB Realisations Limited, formerly manroland Great Britain Limited (in insolvency administration). The Lübeck/Germany based Possehl group now inherits the service for the majority of the UK's installed base of both newspaper and commercial web offset presses.

manroland web systems (UK) Ltd. was incorporated to facilitate the sale and secure the quality of products, service, and support manroland customers have enjoyed for decades. manroland web systems (UK) Ltd. will be based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, being headed by the former manroland GB Web Division Director John Ellis.

David Baxendale, administrator of MRGB Realisations Limited, and a director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, says: "Following the earlier sale of the UK sheetfed business and the transfer of 37 employees, securing a sale of the webfed business concludes the disposal of the business of manroland Great Britain Limited preserving a further eight jobs."

manroland quality assured for the UK printing industry Peter Kuisle, Executive Vice President Sales, Service, and Marketing at manroland web systems GmbH in Augsburg/Germany: "We are delighted with the outcome of these negotiations, most of all because it gives us the possibility to provide our UK customers with all the products and services manroland as web offset market leader stands for. We can now concentrate entirely on the UK web offset industry and the growth of the digital printing environment. We have a dedicated team of professionals in the UK and all of us are looking forward to being a strong and reliable partner for the UK printing industry."

John Ellis adds: "Possehl has committed to a long-term development with manroland web systems GmbH to remain in the market leading position. So we can focus on striving to provide unparalleled service and support to our customers and developing bespoke solutions for new investment and service. We have a fantastic team with great products and a passion for print."

This press release contains projections for the future based on the well-founded assumptions and prognoses of the management of manroland web systems GmbH. Though management believes these assumptions and estimates to be correct, actual developments in the future, as well as actual operating results, may deviate from those put forward by management due to factors beyond the control of the company, such factors to include, for example, fluctuating exchange rates, changes within the graphic arts industry, or any other unforeseen economic and/or market transformations. manroland web systems GmbH makes no guarantees that future developments and/or future operating results will match any of the numbers and/or statements put forth in this press release, and assumes no liability if such situations arise. Furthermore, no responsibility is assumed for updating any of the statements and/or figures contained herein.

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manroland web systems GmbH is a leading manufacturer of web-offset printing systems. The company provides solutions for commercial web offset and newspaper printing. A worldwide sales and service network also markets ancillary printing equipment and pressroom products as well as software products and workflow management systems.

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