ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION

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ARRIVES 5 NOVEMBER 2014

The legend has evolved.

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Manroland Sheetfed announces the latest incarnation of the legendary ROLAND 700

Offenbach, 21 Oct 2014

Manroland Sheetfed GmbH will unveil the ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION on 5th November at the company's Print Technology Centre in Offenbach, Germany.

The ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION is to supersede both the ROLAND 700 HS and the ROLAND 700 Direct Drive, on an all-new platform.

Designed from the ground up and incorporating a sleek, futuristic look, the latest generation ROLAND 700 incorporates no fewer than nine new technological developments, aimed to give printers unprecedented levels of efficiency, productivity, operation and quality.

Manroland Sheetfed CEO, Rafael Penuela, said:

“Throughout our company's history we have been known for bringing innovative new technology to the printing industry. The ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION is the latest ground-breaking new press which we believe will be yet another milestone in the evolution of print technology”

For further information please email evolution@manrolandsheetfed.com or contact your local Manroland Sheetfed office at manrolandsheetfed.com

Pre-show

19/09/14 The Evolution Registration process begins! - Manfred Lorenz
Technical

29/09/14 November 5th is fully booked - we offer an additional day! - Ulrich Beitel
Technical

5/10/14 Dear All, thank you very much for your fabulous assistance. Your voice has reached an unbelievable number of customers. More than 400 have used the registration processes up until now. - Manfred Lorenz
Technical

7/10/14 November 5th and also November 6th are fully booked now! - Manfred Lorenz
Technical

15/10/14 475 registrations fantastic! - Manfred Lorenz
Technical

21/10/14 All presentations are set! Now I can’t wait to meet our guests and present all the benefits, manroland sheetfed has to offer! I believe there is going to be interesting news for everyone. - Sascha Ehrenberg
Product Sales

23/10/2014 The new press is ready and waiting. - Jens Kaiser
Print Technology Center

24/10/2014 This event gives us the opportunity to present Manroland’s "power of innovation" - Dr. Peter Conrady
Head of Sales

30/10/2014 Stefan Finger, Head of R&D was has been in the hot seat during the development of the ROLAND 700 evolution, Crista Baxter reports… Read more…

Interview with R&D

Offenbach, 30 Oct 2014

Stefan Finger, Head of R&D has been in the hot seat during the development of the ROLAND 700 evolution, Crista Baxter reports…

How has R&D evolved in Manroland Sheetfed since its acquisition by Langley Holdings in February 2012?

Under the Langley ownership, the speed in the decision making process has improved tremendously our developments have focused on all the relevant topics for example shorter make ready times, low energy curing (LEC), more advanced features etc. With the size of the business today, there is good team spirit in the development team all resulting in faster turnarounds.

The market is being made aware of a new ROLAND 700 evolution press how long has the development of this project taken from inception to completion?

I remember the conception very well. After receiving positive feedback at drupa 2012 on the newly designed control console, I had a meeting with our shareholder Mr Langley in October of that year, I presented our first design concept of the new ROLAND 700. His question was if we go ahead when will we have the first new machine of that type ready. My answer was: “A running prototype in December 2013”. And we achieved it, on time and on budget!

What were the factors determining the launch of the evolution?

We observed the challenges faced by the market, we listened to our customers and we learnt from the daily experiences of our own printers in our Print Technology Center

What has been the reaction of this launch by the industry?

The number of customers registering for the launch event has exceeded our expectations; the demand was such that we have now included an additional day with some more dates in the new year. Our preliminary demonstration and trials of the new press to the first customers were encouraging and we knew we were on the right track.

What has been the reaction of the workforce?

The motivation and passion shown by our workforce is second to none; with our shareholder seriously investing in the future of Manroland technology, our customers are confident in the product, the company and the aftermarket service.

We are pleased to report that during the trials of the prototype of the evolution, we have already received several advance orders. Development does not stop here, with such an active R&D program, please continue to watch this space.

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