Manz AG: order from the leading German toy manufacturer for digital printing on products and packaging

Manz AG: Order from the leading German toy manufacturer for digital printing on products and packaging
  • Ravensburger orders highly automated inkjet system for individual printing products and packaging; single-digit order volume of around one million euros
  • Manz combines years of expertise in automation and digital inkjet printing to create a unique solution and technological competence
  • “Direct2shape” printing enables efficient and flexible production with high productivity and low production costs

Reutlingen, December 15, 2021 – Manz AG, a global high-tech engineering company with a comprehensive technology portfolio, has received an order of around one million euros for an inkjet system for printing on products and packaging for Ravensburger, one of the leading German manufacturers of games, puzzles, activity products and children’s books.

The system concept developed by Manz AG is extremely flexible and allows individual printing of a wide variety of products and packaging. This is possible through direct printing on the surface of finished products (direct2shape) using the digital inkjet process without any complex conversion. In addition, the intelligent automation system achieves highly accurate printing at 1200 dpi resolution as well as maximum productivity at lower costs, as all printer downtime is eliminated.

The combination of direct2shape printing and automation solutions from Manz AG opens up many new application possibilities: for example, individual product adjustments are possible even with small batch sizes. Despite the great adaptability of the systems, they achieve a peak flow per hour in the mid-four-digit range.

Martin Drasch, CEO of Manz AG, comments: “The interplay of automation and printing technology is facing the highest demands due to the development towards digitization, individualization and small batch sizes. Manz combines “excellence in automation” and “high-end inkjet expertise” to create a solution and technological competence that is unique in the market, thus enabling its customers to accompany the trend towards individualization. more and more finished products at attractive prices. “

In February 2021, Manz AG entered the field of digital printing technology for direct-to-component printing (direct2shape) by acquiring a stake in CADIS Engineering GmbH, a specialist in industrial inkjet systems. This investment in new technology is already paying off with the order from Ravensburger for the first system suitable for mass production.

Company Profile:

Manz AG – designing the production of tomorrow

Manz AG is a globally active high-tech engineering company.

Focusing on the automotive industry and electromobility, battery production, electronics, energy and medical technology, Manz develops and builds innovative and efficient production solutions: individual machines customized for production in laboratory or pilot production and in small series, with standardized modules and systems, turnkey lines for series production.

Technologically, Manz’s production equipment is based on many years of experience in automation, laser processing, inspection systems and wet chemistry.

Currently with around 1,400 employees, the Manz Group develops and produces in Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, China and Taiwan. Sales and service subsidiaries also exist in the United States and India.

Manz AG was founded in 1987 and has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2006. In fiscal year 2020, the Group achieved sales of around 237 million euros.


Manz AG
Axel bartmann
Telephone: +49 (0) 7121 – 9000-395
Fax: +49 (0) 7121 – 9000-99
Email: [email protected]

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Claude krause
Telephone: +49 (0) 611 – 205855-28
Fax: +49 (0) 611 – 205855-66
Email: [email protected]

12.15.2021 Press release issued by DGAP – a service of EQS Group AG.
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