manroland signed an agreement to distribute products of Illinois-based Tensor Group, which specializes in the manufacture of single-width newspaper presses. Tensor, owned and led by CEO Martin Hozjan, claims to have installed 2,500 units (approximately 180 press lines) in 42 countries since its inception in 1993.
According to a statement describing the distribution agreement, the markets targeted by manroland are in Central and South America, the NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico, as well as Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa. manroland is to distribute the Tensor equipment under the existing names T-400BE, T-460, T-500 and T-1400.
“By supplementing our sales portfolio with Tensor products, we are now able to offer our customers competitively priced single-width newspaper presses,” stated Gerd Finkbeiner, CEO of manroland.
“On the one hand we can now meet a wish frequently expressed by customers, and on the other hand we can serve new market segments in certain regions. The agreement with Tensor enables us to quickly and flexibly strengthen our regional presence in attractive markets.”