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Q.I. Press Controls Delivers Automation to Sanoma’s Home Base

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Press release from the issuing company

Oosterhout – The two Sanoma printers in Finland are optimised with the systems of Q.I. Press Controls Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE). QIPC-EAE, the Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry, helps media giant Sanoma's printing companies work more efficiently.

Measurements “out of image”
Sanoma had four main reasons for joining forces with QIPC-EAE for the automation of the Vantaa and Varkaus printing plants. The most important motivation was to reduce the amount of waste. The company sees "out of image measurements" of QIPC-EAE as the best way to achieve this. "It is important for us to keep a close eye on system developments", says Jorma Kyrö, managing director of the Vantaa printing company, Sanomala Oy. "We need to be sure that we always have the most innovative solution in use.”

The future of print and previous collaboration
It was also important for Sanoma to work with a company that believes in the future of the print media and continues to invest in it. "That was a very strong argument to continue with QIPC," Jorma Kyrö agrees. "But our previous collaboration with EAE, which acquired QIPC, was also very convincing.” The way in which EAE previously renewed the operating systems of Sanoma's Finnish printing plants created a lot of confidence at Sanoma. That process had some difficulties but the way they were overcome by EAE was satisfactory at Sanoma.

The best solution
A visit to the printing company De Persgroep in Amsterdam, where Sanoma could see a newspaper press with QIPC EAE automation at work, was the last reason for Sanoma to opt for the Dutch solution. "We have considered several suppliers, but we are convinced that QIPC-EAE offers us the best solution", says Jorma Kyrö. "This installation is very important to us and we believe it will improve our production and serve our customers better.”

Printing company Sanomala Oy gets a completely new automation solution. 24 IDS-3D cameras are installed for colour and register control and 29 mRC-3D cameras for cut-off control. In addition, the print shop will have access to the IQM analysis program to optimise the operation and maintenance of the presses as much as possible. In Savon Paino Oy, the Varkaus print shop, a register and cut-off control system is installed, consisting of 13 mRC-3D cameras.

Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. Sanoma provides consumers with engaging content, offers unique marketing solutions to business partners and enables teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. With companies operating in Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Sweden, the total sales revenue of Sanoma amounts to 1.4 billion euros and Sanoma employed more than 4,400 professionals in 2017. – In the printing plants Sanomala Oy and Savon Paino Oy the Helsingin Sanomat is printed, with about 250,000 copies the largest newspaper in Finland and also the daily newspaper that started it all for Sanoma.


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