manroland web systems and Goss International have combined their businesses. The new company will operate under the brand name “manroland Goss web systems” and will be a strong supplier to web printing companies worldwide.
Alexander Wassermann, CEO of manroland web systems, will become CEO of the new company with global headquarters in Augsburg, Germany. The company’s North American headquarters will be in Durham, New Hampshire. Mohit Uberoi, previous CEO of Goss International, will stay connected with the business as a board member and assist the management team with business integration.
The shareholders of manroland web systems and Goss International, the Lübeck-based Possehl Group and NY-based American Industrial Partners (AIP) respectively, will both remain shareholders of the new company supporting the established business-building strategy.
The Contiweb business and the manroland web production business are not included in this transaction and will stay independent as AIP and Possehl portfolio companies, respectively.
"Both manroland web systems and Goss International were on a sustainable path to success,” says Wassermann. “We will strengthen this path by increasing our global reach, continuing our innovative and focused R&D activities, and enhancing our market presence through targeted consolidation. Our customers will be able to choose from an even broader portfolio of products and services, supported by the industry leading e-commerce platform, MARKET-X.”
manroland Goss web systems will concentrate on four main business areas: system solutions (including highly automated press and post-press equipment such as pre-owned offerings and press relocations), engineered solutions (mechanical, automation and closed-loop solutions for all types of presses), service solutions (best-in-class service in parts, labor, tele-support and performance based service agreements) and e-Commerce solutions (electronic marketplace for efficient ordering and logistics performance for all suppliers to the web offset industry).
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