Germany-based manroland Goss Group has acquired the intellectual property rights of U.K.-based Harland Simon. The move follows the merger between manroland and Goss, which was announced last summer.

A team of engineers to support the existing Harland Simon install base has been created, according to manroland Goss. The team has over 100 years of experience of Harland Simon systems, manroland Goss says. 

Having secured the intellectual property rights for all Harland Simon products in the print industry via administrators Trevor Binyon and Tim Dolder at Opus Restructuring & Insolvency, manroland Goss will be able to offer a wide breadth of retrofit upgrades, according to a news release on the acquisition. 

“While this has been a difficult time for Harland Simon, we are very happy that as part of manroland Goss we can fully support all existing Harland Simon users with the additional backing of the worldwide sales and service teams of manroland Goss,” said Steve Withers, senior manager, Engineered Solutions. 

“This addition to the manroland Goss solutions is a clear commitment to the market,” said Alexander Wassermann, CEO of manroland Goss. “It reinforces the focus on growing our aftermarket and service business for the installed base worldwide.”

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