Manroland web systems, which took over the web offset part of the former Manroland company, has now set up a subsidiary operation in France, to be based in Noisy le Sec. This will provide newspaper presses and solutions for commercial and digital printing, along with spare parts, technical service and equipment upgrades for existing customers.
The French operation will be run by Antoine Chevalier (48), who studied industrial engineering and began his career in the world of print with Heidelberg in 1989, where he held a variety of positions at the Sales and Product Management Department. He has also been responsible for customer service for the EMEA region at Goss International. He will be assisted by sales manager Franck Tavernier.
This is an important milestone given that Manroland’s collapse also prompted the demise of many of the national subsidiaries around the world, so this should help demonstrate the long term viability of Manroland web systems.