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  • 20 Aug 2018

Contiweb formalizes independence

Pictured (left to right): Contiweb management team – Paul Slaats, R&D director; Chris Dikker, senior director, finance and HR; Eric van Veghel, operations director; Roeland van Veen, director, service; Rutger Jansen, sales director; and managing director Bert Schoonderbeek

Contiweb has officially formalized its independence after the completion of the merger of manroland web systems and Goss International.

manroland web systems and Goss completed the combination of their businesses last week, with the merged company now operating under the name manroland Goss web systems.

The formalization of Contiweb’s independence coincides with the company’s 40th anniversary, and sees Contiweb strengthen its position as a supplier of web offset printing technology. It will also continue to enhance its offering in the digital market, as well as the label and packaging sector.  Contiweb will continue to operate under the ownership of American Industrial Partners (AIP), an investment company focused on building middle market industrial companies.

Contiweb managing director Bert Schoonderbeek said: ‘Beyond enabling us to continue to develop cutting-edge solutions that provide the best answer to our customers’ challenges, this new direction will also allow us to drive brand awareness across the globe and form close partnerships with our customers, suppliers and our diverse group of OEM partners, including Goss and manroland.

‘Over the past 40 years, we have built a reputation as a frontrunner in web offset thanks to our innovative result-led solutions. These include the Contiweb Ecoset dryer that provides our customers with production reliability with incredible energy efficiency, and more recently, the Contiweb Thallo web offset packaging press. With the flexible packaging market continuing to grow at a steady pace, we believe that the press’ distinctive production capabilities will play a vital role in expanding our customer base and fortifying our foothold within this sector.’

Rutger Jansen, director of sales at Contiweb, added: ‘This announcement sees our service and communication channel remain unchanged for both existing and new customers. We will continue to liaise directly with European and American businesses and strengthen our relationships with customers beyond this region via the creation of a global sales and service network.’

Schoonderbeek concluded: ‘We would like to congratulate both Goss and manroland on their merger and particularly thank Goss for its constant support over the years. We look forward to nurturing this long-established relationship in a new capacity.’

Labels & Labeling is also celbrarting turning 40 this year.

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