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Thomson Press orders first Goss M-600 D web press in India

Press release from the issuing company

July 28th, 2006 – Thomson Press, the largest commercial printer in Southern Asia, has invested in a Goss M-600 D press for high speed and quality at its Navi Mumbai site. This will be the first "D" model M-600 press installed in India since the product was introduced at Drupa 2004. Ankoor Purie, general manager of manufacturing at Thomson Press, comments, “We were looking for a high-speed press that would offer our customers excellent print quality and make us stand out from our competitors. Researching the press thoroughly, we visited a Goss customer in Singapore and the Goss facility in France where the M-600 press is manufactured. This confirmed that our enthusiasm was well founded and led to the subsequent order.” With close to 2,000 printing units installed worldwide, the M-600 press series is the best selling 16-page web press in the world. As the most advanced model in the series, Thomson"s order for an M-600 D reflects growing demand in India for high-specification print production. As well as multidrive technology and speeds up to 70,000 impressions per hour, the press for Thomson will feature Goss Autoplate automatic plate changing for faster makereadies and the ability to print shorter runs competitively. Shipment of the new M-600 press is scheduled for August this year, and the system is due to be in production by October. It will join a number of Heidelberg and Harris web presses at Thomson Press. Purie concludes, “Productivity is the name of the game in the Indian market, and we are confident that our new M-600 press will put us one step ahead. Reduced makeready times and waste as well as a host of features designed to maximize press utilization will certainly set us apart from the crowd.” Thomson Press is a rapidly growing company, the number one large-volume color printer in India and the largest commercial printer in Southern Asia. Part of the India Today Group, a major multimedia concern, the company has been in operation for over 30 years. Publications include the English language title, India Today, which boasts a circulation of 500,000 copies, Cosmopolitan and a number of regional language titles for Tamil and Hindi readers.