Quebecor Opens New Facility in New Jersey

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Montréal, Canada – Quebecor World Inc. has further expanded its co-mail offering with the addition of two new 30-pocket machines in the recently opened Somerset, New Jersey consolidation facility. This new capacity allows more publishers and catalogers to take advantage of the benefits of co-mail. This additional co-mail capacity comes on line several months before the USPS price increase giving our customers an opportunity to mitigate the impact of the additional postage costs during these challenging economic times. Quebecor World co-mail participants achieve faster delivery, greater postal discounts and larger, more flexible co-mail pools. Quebecor World creates daily pools and allows participation with just 72 hours notification, providing the most flexible schedule in the industry.

The Somerset location was strategically selected because of its proximity to the densely populated Northeast (about one quarter of the U.S. population). Northeast destined mail will be addressed and sorted at the Somerset, New Jersey facility, greatly reducing transit to the Postal facilities. The shorter distance between the Somerset facility and the end Postal destinations allows for a more predictable and reliable in-home window for your mailing.

“These additional machines will allow more customers to take advantage of the benefits that many Quebecor World customers have grown accustomed to since the launch of our Express Collation Mailing System (ECMS) in early 2006. It is our corporate goal to expand our co-mail platform as rapidly as the demand for this service grows, and we feel that our efforts are evident by our continual investment in SIM Products 30-pocket co-mail machines. We currently have six active co-mail machines, with three additional machines purchased and quickly approaching activation,” said William Glass, President of Quebecor World’s logistics and premedia group. “Now, more than ever, it is critical for our customers to find additional ways to maximize their presort and drop ship savings. Companies must become very lean during this recession, and our expanding co-mail platform is just one of our many solutions that help our customers see additional savings when they need them most.”

The Express Collation Mailing System (ECMS) works in collaboration with Quebecor World’s Mail List Technologies division to guarantee that all co-mail participants save money through destination entry into the Postal system. By expanding this platform, Quebecor World adds to the size and frequency of its co-mail pools, allowing more participants to join, more flexibility in when they can join, and greater savings by taking advantage of the dense population of the Northeast.

Quebecor World Logistics provides logistics and mail list services for Quebecor World and third party customers, managing distribution and mailing services for catalogs, direct mail, magazines (subscriber copies and newsstand), newspaper inserts, books and bulk printed products.