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Swedish Media Group Bonnier Invests in KBA Commander CT

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Official inauguration of KBA Commander CT at DNEX Tryckeriet

As well as intensifying its internet operations Bonnier, the globally prominent Swedish media group, has invested in printed newspapers with highly-automated Commander CT presses from Koenig & Bauer (KBA). The company's print arm, Bold Printing Group, has production plants in Akalla, a suburb of Kista near Stockholm, Malmö and Borås, and is one of the biggest print groups in Europe. At the end of September the new high-end press was officially inaugurated in front of numerous special guests at DNEX Tryckeriet in Akalla. In Malmö the first section of a further KBA Commander CT web press has successfully gone live at subsidiary Sydsvenskan Tryck.

Highly productive compact printing technology with easy handling
The 96pp web press line has a 560mm (22in) cut-off, a maximum web width of 1,590mm (62.5in) and a maximum rated output of 90,000cph in straight production. The new KBA Commander CT in Akalla prints the greater part of Sweden's biggest national daily, Dagens Nyheter, which was first published in 1864. Other titles include a business newspaper, Dagens Industri, a freesheet, Metro, and a Swedish news daily, Expressen, which was launched in 1944. Alongside these tabloid titles the press prints supplements, inserts and other publications.

Combination of traditional and new media
Bonnier, a Swedish family business whose roots date back to 1804, is active in Europe, Russia and the USA. Its extensive print-based operations include book publishers, magazines, daily titles and business publications. In northern Europe Bonnier is a major shareholder in the biggest commercial television channels TV4 (Sweden) and MTV3 (Finland). Radio stations, cinema chains, music and film production firms, online distributors and providers of business and economic data are also part of the group. Alongside its traditional activities Bonnier intends to expand more and more into new business models in the internet.


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