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”
The Evolution Registration process begins!
November 5th is fully booked - we offer an additional day!
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.
November 5th and also November 6th are fully booked now!
475 registrations fantastic!
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.
The new press is ready and waiting.
This event gives us the opportunity to present Manroland’s "power of innovation"
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…
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Louis Faber and Adolf Schleicher found Faber & Schleicher.
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