Goss & manroland Web Systems to Combine

DURHAM, NH | Goss International and manroland web systems, both manufacturers and service providers of web offset printing systems for packaging, newspapers, and commercial products, are planning to combine their complementary businesses.

Reportedly, the combined company will benefit from the companies’ complementary geographic footprints, create extensive synergies, ensure long-term viability, and provide value-oriented solutions, especially in the area of aftermarket services. Subject to regulatory approval, the merger is expected to be completed by the middle of 2018. The Contiweb business of Goss International is not included in this transaction.

Alexander Wasserman, CEO of manroland, says, "manroland is on the path for continued success. We want to continue to develop this path by creating synergies, fostering the further development of our R&D activities, and strengthening our innovation focus. Our customers will be able to choose from a wider portfolio of products and services."

Says Goss CEO Mohit Uberoi, "This combination will enable us to achieve extensive synergies that will help us optimally serve our customers into the future. The combination will strive to provide a best-in-class product offering and customer service."

The current shareholders of Goss, American Industrial Partners, and of manroland, Possehl Group (Lübeck), will continue to co-own the combined company.

In addition to the new machinery and service business, major areas of focus will be the expansion of the business with retrofits and upgrades and the systematic expansion of e-commerce activities.

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