By: E&P Staff
Under a new non-exclusive agreement, manroland will integrate and resell ABB solutions within its printnet product family.
“This is good news for present and future customers, as every additional customer brings new ideas that further improve the system capabilities,” Christian Villiger, global head of ABB’s activities in printing, said in a statement.
ABB complements manroland’s product range with solutions for production planning, insert management, and vehicle planning. As the “core of the newspaper production,” according to manroland, printnet Cockpit serves as a single instrument for managing all resources and planning all processes, for one or several sites, and from prepress through to distribution. Printnet InsertManager integrates the whole insert business workflow, from marketing to production. Printnet DeliveryPlanner provides order-oriented distribution management by integrating and visualizing all production and transport systems.
As manroland’s workflow system for all newspaper production, printnet integrates solutions through manroland subsidiary ppi Media, now also for post-press integration and delivery planning through the cooperation with ABB.