manroland GOSS Group acquires GWS Printing Systems

Printing solutions provider manroland GOSS web systems Group and GWS Printing Systems (GWS) of the Netherlands announce the signing of a share purchase agreement covering the former’s acquisition of the Dutch specialist in used web offset presses and equipments. Current owners Eric van Kessel and Walter Donkers of GWS will continue as managers of the business. With the acquisition of GWS and DOVAK, MGWS is making a next important step in the development of its strategy to be the most advanced solution provider to the web offset printing industry.

MGWS and GWS have already closely cooperated in the field of used equipments, heat-set press service and within the MARKET-X e-commerce platform launched by MGWS last year. Alexander Wassermann, CEO of manroland GOSS, emphasises, “The acquisition of GWS and DOVAK by MGWS is a logical consequence of the many years of cooperation between the companies and the numerous project successes celebrated between the companies. Teaming our forces and solutions will result in an even broader portfolio to the printing industry worldwide.” He adds that they expect the used equipment market and related services will grow within the next years, so adding GWS gives manroland GOSS the chance to become an even stronger and broader supplier in this business area.

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