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Winning team: Paarl Coldset und PrintHouseService

Friday, September 05, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

After CROMOMAN 50/70 we got the UNISET 75

The PrintHouseService GmbH (PHS), belonging to the KBA group, continues to build on the successful business partnership with Paarl Coldset, a division of the Paarl Media Group, one of South Africa’s leading and most technologically advanced printing companies.

Subsequent to the retrofit and re-commission of a Cromoman 50/70 that took place in November last year in Pietermaritzburg, PHS and Paarl Coldset technicians came together to complete another successful project. Paarl Coldset in Durban acquired a UNISET 75 press, built in 2007 from Universal Web. The press was moved to Johannesburg and required extensive repair work before re-commissioning.

The team: (l-r) Hans-Peter Schiller (PHS), Uwe Zeh (PHS), Gert Grünler (Tesuse-C). Front: 2nd from right: Neel Naicker (managing director Paarl Coldset Johannesburg & Paarlmedia Commercial) (1)

The adept South African-German team completed the project in a quick and economical manner. The restart of all press components and sufficient training for press operators was completed well within the timeframe set out. Neel Naicker, managing director of Paarl Coldset Johannesburg & Paarl Media Commercial says, “We achieved great co-operation with all the PHS technicians which led to an outstanding result. The competent and highly motivated PHS employees helped make this project a success.”

Harald Klein, head of business unit system service comments, “After a great experience with the Paarl Coldset team, we would happily carry out another project at a minute’s notice if given the opportunity again. Mutual confidence pays off.”

Die retrofitted UNISET 75 in the new location in Pietermaritzburg (2)

Paarl Coldset

Paarl Coldset produces 342 million copies of daily, weekly and Sunday newspapers a year at its national network of plants located in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Pietermaritzburg. The Daily Sun, a leading South African daily is printed by Paarl Coldset. The amount of paper printed annually equates to 185,000 tons. Paarl Coldset, under the Paarl Media Group forms part of Media24, the publishing group with interests in newspapers, magazines, internet businesses, book publishing, printing plants and distribution companies. Furthermore, Media24’s portfolio encompasses e-commerce ventures and a host of internet businesses. The Paarl Media Group has a comprehensive range of printing facilities including publication gravure, heatset web offset, sheetfed, specialised book, coldset, UV flexographic self-adhesive labels and manufactures tissue products.

PHS: Competent service for the print industry

PrintHouseService offers a broad vendor-independent spectrum of services for the print industry, including prepress, press and mailroom technology. Harald Klein, head of business unit system service at PHS: “Our experienced technicians who have comprehensive knowledge in all service activities relating to printing presses won over the South African print professionals with this project. We’ll be only too happy to demonstrate our expertise once again in future projects.”

 

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