Following the five orders going to Europe and North America, the Guiyang Daily Media Group, located in a city of the same name in southwest China, also opted for the flexible, four-high KBA Commander CL in October 2012. The press which is equipped with a hot-air dryer for printing products in semi-commercial quality, is scheduled to go live in a new printing plant at the end of 2013. A KBA Comet delivered in 2006 with six printing towers, six reelstands and three jaw folders ,will also be moved there under KBA's direction.
KBA alliance boosts growth
"Over the past few years, our media enterprise has grown significantly with a positive trend in advertising income. Alongside our motivated staff in our printing plant, editorial and publishing offices, first class printing technology and service provided by KBA China has played a key role. We have been able to successfully meet growing production requirements in terms of quality and output, thanks to the KBA Comet with its outstanding performance. With the new Commander CL we aim to tap into new markets such as the prosperous Chinese semi-commercial print sector, and together with KBA build on the success of the past six years," says Guiyang Daily Media Group general manager Liu Jian Ping in his speech at the contract signing.
A successful media enterprise
Guiyang Daily Media Group printing and publishing house was founded in 1957 in Guiyang, the seat of government of the Guizhou province. Situated in a mountainous valley amongst natural forest landscapes; this region of China has been moulded by the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries and is known for its culinary specialities, such as Maotai liquor. Three million of the province's 40 million inhabitants live in the capital city, Guiyang. The media group, which also prints contract work, publishes five daily newspapers and three magazines, and is also active within the internet sector. Their two most important titles are the Guiyang Daily and the Guiyang Evening News. The latter, with a daily circulation of 280,000 copies, is the most popular newspaper in the region and distinguishes itself from competitors in terms of quality.
Flexible technology creates new options
The Commander CL (cylinder circumference: 1,092mm/43in; max. web width 1,562mm/61.5in) configured with two four-high towers, two Pastomat reelstands, a hot-air dryer and two jaw folders is equipped for cold- and heatset printing. The printing couples feature KBA RollerTronic automated roller locks and KBA CleanTronic blanket-washing units.