In August 2018, manroland web systems and Goss International, the two leading manufacturers of web-fed offset printing machines, merged into the joint venture manroland Goss web systems. In addition to its headquarters in Augsburg, manroland Goss web systems is represented by subsidiaries on all five continents. Possehl holds 51% of the shares in the business while America Industrial Partners holds a 49% interest. manroland Goss web systems GmbH is the globally leading supplier of web offset printing solutions for the newspaper-, publications- and commercial printing sector. By acquiring the company GWS Printing Systems at the end of 2018, the joint venture has extended its business in the field of second-hand systems including related customer services even further.
The two companies manroland web produktionsgesellschaft mbH and Industriepark Augsburg GmbH, which are both 100% Possehl-owned,are also part of this division. The Industriepark company with an area of 150,000 m² a major provider of office-, production- and warehouse space located in Augsburg, whereas the production company offers a wide range of production services for various branches of industry, including rotary and prismatic part production, surface treatment, as well as measuring technology and electrical assemblies.
Of the almost 1,400 people employed as an annual average by this division, 1,104 are allocated to the joint venture, 271 to the production company and 23 to the rental and services business.