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Quebecor Awards Man Roland Largest Web Press Order In North American Printing Industry

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Augsburg, Germany/Montreal, Canada — The multi-million dollar press order awarded by Quebecor World to MAN Roland includes a combination of 16 LITHOMAN and ROTOMAN presses that will be installed at several of Quebecor World’s U.S. facilities. The new presses are part of a recently announced major strategic capital investment plan that includes the purchase of a total of 22 new presses for Quebecor World’s U.S. magazine, catalog, retail and book platforms. This investment is part of Quebecor World’s determination to be the technological leader in the North American printing industry. ”A top quality product that will be delivered on time” “This investment will benefit our customers and our shareholders by enhancing service and quality and improving efficiency. We are pleased to partner with MAN Roland because they produce a top quality product that will be delivered on time,” said Pierre Karl Peladeau, President and CEO, Quebecor World Inc. Quebecor World and MAN Roland have a firmly established partnership with MAN Roland presses already installed in numerous Quebecor World printing facilities in Europe and in North America. However, this order is the largest single order ever from Quebecor to MAN Roland for LITHOMAN and ROTOMAN presses. “We are delighted and proud that Quebecor World has chosen MAN Roland as its principal supplier for this major strategic investment,” said Gerd Finkbeiner, Chairman of the Board of MAN Roland. “We welcome the challenges a project of this magnitude presents to us and look forward to making it a true and continuing success. Quebecor World’s senior management has given us the opportunity to demonstrate our core competence as well as our project management and comprehensive support capabilities in the complex and challenging North American printing environment.” A powerful combination of LITHOMAN and ROTOMAN presses The order for MAN Roland presses to be delivered over three years will include: • 64-page LITHOMAN book presses designed for short- and long-run high-quality one- and two-color book work. These presses, equipped with MAN Roland’s AutoTransfer technology as well as all of the latest make-ready time and waste reduction features, are capable of switching from one form to the next without stopping the press, thus dramatically increasing throughput while decreasing make-ready times and waste. • 48- and 64-page LITHOMAN presses configured for high page counts and high quality four-color commercial, magazine and book work. The presses are loaded with all of the latest MAN Roland make-ready and high-speed automation and features making them highly effective for use in both short- and long-run markets. • 48- and 64-page ROTOMAN press-lines configured for high-volume high -quality magazine production. As with the LITHOMAN press-lines, these ROTOMAN presses will be equipped with the latest MAN Roland technology, automation and software to minimize make-ready and running waste, produce at maximum possible press speeds and deliver consistent highest print quality. “These new presses are the right fit for our customers and for our strategic plan going forward, “ said Dave Boles, Chief Operating Officer, Quebecor World North America. “They will further expand our flexible, multi-plant offering, enabling our customers to save time and print closer to the end user to further reduce distribution costs.”

 

 

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