MAN Roland Sees 40% Increase in New Orders
The worldwide numbers showed that the web press division doubled its operating profit, while the sheetfed press division significantly reduced its half-year losses and almost broke even in the second quarter. In addition to the upsurge in new orders, recent capacity adjustments and cost reduction measures are credited for the new phase of prosperity.
Joining North America on the list of high achievers were Central and Eastern Europe. In countries such as Austria, Poland and Bulgaria, sales of sheetfed presses were up by no less than 60 percent.