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Panpa Bulletin : February 2007
PANPA Bulletin February 2007 NEWS 14 Polskapresse, the largest publisher of regional dailies in Poland and a fully- owned subsidiary of Verlagsgruppe Passau, has chosen Schur Packaging Systems to supply a complete mailroom sys- tem for its pilot project in Katowice, Poland. The order includes two TGG 3000 Gripper Conveyor Systems and two A 600 Stackers along with PW 450 Film Wrappers and SO 2003LQ Cross Strapping Systems, which are to be integrated with a new MAN Colorman press. Polskapresse and its associated companies publish eight dailies with total weekly sales of 2.8 million as well as three TV supplements with a total circulation of 2 million copies and four weekly advertising magazines. According to Schur, the contract (a frst between the two companies) is quite a challenging one, as all machinery connected to the MAN Colorman must be highly fexible and ready to cope with a many sizes and formats at very high speed – up to 15 m/sec without loss of accuracy. The company says the new press is designed for “ultimate productivity and fexibility”. It is a hybrid machine that includes six printing towers, of which fve 4/1 are for cold set production and one 4/2 is for heat set production. The different sections can be linked for the press to meet the contemporary demands for high-quality new print solutions.” According to Kurt Übelher, CEO of Passauer Neue Presse Druck and Chief Technology Offcer for Verlagsgruppe Passau’s 17 printing sites, the reason for investing in the new machinery was the desire to improve and modernise the production facilities at Katowice: “The press centre constitutes an investment of approximately € 30 million and is certain to strengthen the market position of Polskapresse,” he said. “There are, however, more reasons for our choosing a new partner for Katowice and, at the same time, seeing this partner as a prospective future supplier to Verlagsgruppe Passau GmbH in general. “Until now we have cooperated with two Swiss suppliers in Poland and the Czech Republic. We want to undo this ‘Swiss predominance’ by calling in a third supplier because it is good for both the market and the competition,” he said. Prior to choosing Schur for its Polish site, the project team visited several reference installations, among them Mayer & Söhne in Aichach, Grafschafter Nachrichten in Nordhorn and Offenbach-Post in Munich, to see how much variety the Schur system can handle in terms of transport, storage, inserting, stacking, palletising, packing, etc. “We chose to give Schur a chance to distinguish themselves under extreme conditions. “ If the Polish concept results in the expected success, we will develop the co-operation with Schur and implement further common projects. In view of the 17 newspaper printing houses belonging to the group, current investment projects are necessarily going to be implemented. “In order to produce printed products with magazine character (bleed-off trim- ming) in Katowice, we intend to procure an online three-sided trimmer from Schur in the frst quarter of 2007 in addition to the already purchased equipment,“ he said. Polskapresse chooses Schur Above: Kurt Übelher, CEO of Passauer Neue Presse Druck and chief technology offcer for Verlagsgruppe Passau’s 17 printing sites. Melbourne's City Week- ly, Fairfax Me- dia’s free weekly magazine, has celebrated its tenth year in the market, with a substantial revamp that includes the introduction of new sections, including The Look. The magazine, aimed at city commuters, workers and residents, has a strong emphasis on lifestyle. The Look focuses on fashion, health and beauty news. Old favourites remain. The Update section still features local news and product launches, while the property and careers sections continue to be developed. City Weekly currently has a readership of nearly 100,000. Many of them, according to deputy editor Simone Mitchell, are cash rich, young professionals who live or work in the city. City Weekly gets new look The News Tribune Company has cut waste by a third at its Jefferson City plant since installing a MAN Roland press with QuadTech press controls last January. Production manager Mike Vivion said the company was extremely happy with the way the QuadTech equipment had performed at the plant which prints 20,000+ copies of the News Tribune each day, as well as numerous contract jobs. He said the equipment had helped boost productivity by streamlining job set- up and execution. “It makes the whole process less labor- intensive, leaving our highly qualifed staff to apply their skills on other jobs,” he said. The press installed at the plant came ft- ted with the QuadTech Register Guidance System with MultiCam, and the QuadTech Ribbon Control System with MultiCam. Integrated through the QuadTech ICON platform, both systems can be monitored through a single screen to give operators instant access to pre-set parameters for up to 1000 jobs. QuadTech cuts News Tribune waste What goes on inside Melbourne's penthouses THE LOOK a new eye on fashion, health & beauty #4 / FEBRUARY 1, 2007 FREE EVERY THURSDAY high the life
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