Leading publication announces Penuela top CEO of 2013

4c, the Austrian design and print publication, has announced the results of an online survey of readers to determine the print industry CEO that "shaped the industry most" during 2013.

Manroland Sheetfed's Rafael Penuela polled 40.8% of the vote to see off Manroland Web Systems' Eckhard Hoerner-Marass with 35.7%. Klaus Bolza-Schuenemann of KBA and Heidelberg's Gerold Linzbach polled 15.3% and 8.1% respectively.
Penuela has been leading the press builder in a different direction since the business was rescued from insolvency two years ago this month. With no major game changers in press technology in recent years combining with a near 70% drop in new press orders across the industry, courtesy of the financial crisis, Penuela has chosen to concentrate on his existing users, rather than chasing market share. His strategy looks to be paying off, the company posted a small profit in 2013.
Since February 2012 Manroland Sheetfed GmbH has delivered over 200 presses and is maintaining research and development, with their next generation of presses due to be field trialed in 2015. Expect to see the next generation ROLAND 700 at DRUPA 2016.




Manroland Sheetfed delivers in 2013

Offenbach 31 January 2014
. Manroland Sheetfed, the German press builder rescued from insolvency by British industrialist Tony Langley two years ago next week, has posted a profit in the year to 31st December 2013. 
In the Langley Holdings plc Annual Report & Accounts for 2013, published today, Manroland Sheetfed GmbH is said to have traded in line with expectations to make a small profit on revenues of €314 million, although with internal charges the press builder contributed some €10 million to the group's €91.4 million profit before tax.
The Offenbach company delivered just over 100 new presses or 528 printing units during the year to December. Dr. Peter Conrady Head of Sales said “We are delighted with this result which was slightly higher than budgeted. We have a turnover in excess of our €300 million target with a positive operating profit and this is very good news”.
Speaking via webex in an interview with the European press in December, CEO Rafael Penuela said that the company’s strategy had been to concentrate principally on its existing customers, focusing on improving their productivity and lowering costs. Looking to 2014, Mr Penuela said that the focus on helping their customers to be more competitive will remain at the centre of the company's strategy.




Meet us at Polygraphinter in Moscow

This year VIP Systems takes part in Polygraphinter 2013, the only exhibition in Russia which features equipment, materials and technologies required for printing labels and packaging; publishing books, magazines and newspapers. The show will take place from the 12th till the 15th of November in the Krokus Expo, Moscow. We would like to invite you to visit our booth where we will demonstrate printing equipment and where you can meet representatives of the leading manufacturers of printing equipment such as manroland sheetfed, manroland web systems, Xeikon, Omet and many others. We attend to our work and to each guest. The variety of our products and their flexibility can open up new horizons not only for big printing houses, but also for small business owners. VIP Systems extends a warm welcome for the forthcoming show. Meet us in hall 3, booth B201.




Hall 3 booth B201