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1985 history MAN print press

Man Presses

In what was possibly the most valuable and time critical move of heavy printing machinery ever undertaken, Vanguard’s Transport Division collected 18,800 tons of MAN presses.

Vanguard’s Transport Division transported the MAN presses from Man Roland Druckmaschinen AG in Augsburg Germany to Wapping, East London, Knowsley near Liverpool and Glasgow. We then offloaded and completed the mechanical and electrical installation in conjunction with MAN engineers.

Every press was installed ahead of schedule, completely damage free – not even the paint was scratched. This photograph shows the last of the 32 thirty-one-tonne printing units being placed at Wapping.

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