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Kilen Printing installs first Goss Universal 50 press in Thailand

Press release from the issuing company

November 8th, 2005 – Kilen Printing Co. Ltd., based in Bangkok, Thailand, has broken new ground by placing an order for a shaftless Goss Universal 50 press. The order has been placed in response to higher volume requirements demanded by its list of prestigious contract titles and will be the first Universal 50 press to be installed in Thailand. A long term user of Goss branded printing press equipment, Kilen Printing currently uses its five Goss Community press lines to print a wide range of newspapers and magazines. Mrs. Molee Wanaratananont, Managing Director, at Kilen Printing, comments, “We only use Goss web presses. The Goss name carries with it a guarantee of quality which mirrors our own high standards.” These high standards have won Kilen Printing contract work from some of the most high profile names in Thai publishing. Wanaratananont elaborates, “Our client list includes some very prestigious names. For example, we print the daily sport newspapers and weekly sport magazines for Siam Sport Syndicate, a large Thai media company. Companies of this stature require their products to be of the highest quality. Our Goss presses have ensured that this is exactly what we provide them with.” The new press will be configured as three four-high Goss Universal towers, a 1:3:3 jaw folder and five reelstands and will be capable of printing up to 50,000 copies per hour. Equipped with motorized ink keys and circumferential and lateral register controls the press will print 24 page tabloid products in four colors or 40 pages tabloid with 16 pages in color. The installation of the new Goss Universal 50 press, scheduled for May 2006, has been timed perfectly to coincide with the FIFA World Cup in Germany, and the inevitable surge in sports newspaper circulation figures that it brings. Wanaratananont comments, “The 2006 World Cup is going to be the biggest to date in terms of both media coverage and advertising. The installation of the Goss Universal 50 will give us added color capacity and higher pagination. This means that we will be more than capable of meeting the demands of our customers when it comes to color advertising and branding within the newspapers and magazines.” Molee Wanaratananont believes that Kilen Printing will be reaping the benefit of the Goss Universal 50 press long after the World Cup has finished and sees it as a long term investment in the company’s future. She explains, “The new press will help us stay ahead in the dynamic Thai market. There is an upward trend towards better quality publications, which the new press, with its inbuilt quality control systems, will help us to meet, and even exceed.” She continues, “Adding the Goss Universal 50 to our press line up will give us a significant edge over our competitors in the marketplace. We will be able to work and deliver faster without letting standards slip. As a consequence, we will be able to accept more printing orders, taking the business away from our rivals.” The purchase of the press is part of a larger expansion plan for Kilen Printing. “We have recently purchased land where we plan to build a new printing plant. At the rate that we have grown as a company over the last ten years, expansion of our premises was inevitable,” confirms Wanaratananont. Established in 1995, Kilen today employs more than 350 personnel and has cemented its place in Thailand’s premier league of printing firms. Peter Kirwan, Goss Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific, comments, “I have worked with Kilen Printing since the early days of their business and it has been a pleasure to see them grow. We are extremely proud that Goss presses are part of their success story and look forward to developing our relationship as the company continues to flourish.”