GWS Printing Systems (GWS), the manroland Goss
subsidiary for press relocations and used equipment, finished a successful relocation project of a commercial LITHOMAN press in the Netherlands.
Thom Ringsma, owner of magazine printer Habo da Costa, which is based in the city of Vianen, took the opportunity to restart a closed location in Doetinchem for strengthening his printing business.
At the same time, the assets of a printing plant in Weert were taken over by Ringsma, whereby GWS Printing Systems was contracted to sell the equipment on behalf of his holding company.
In the scope of this project, a used LITHOMAN 72-pages sited at Weert was chosen to be moved to Doetinchem to start the production there.
In a period of just over four months, the press was up and running again at the Doetinchem plant.
The start-up and training at the new location were performed by the specialists from manroland Goss Augsburg under the project management of the GWS colleagues based in Waalwijk.
"This relocation project was a best-practice example for good teamwork within the manroland Goss group," Ringsma said.
In the meantime, Senefelder Misset Doetinchem has decided to also contract manroland Goss for a TeleSupport service of its LITHOMAN presses in Doetinchem.