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1985 Man Presses

In what was possibly the most valuable and time critical move of heavy printing machinery ever undertaken, VanguardÂ’s Transport Division collected 18,800 tons of MAN presses, valued at a massive $US450million, transported from Man Roland Druckmaschinen AG in Augsburg Germany to Wapping, East London, Knowsley near Liverpool and Glasgow, offloaded and completed the mechanical and electrical installation in conjunction with MAN engineers. Every press was installed ahead of schedule, completely damage free with not even the paint scratched. This photograph shows the last of the 32 thirty-one-tonne printing unit being placed at Wapping.