June 22nd, 2007 – Hong Kong based publisher, Sing Tao News Corporation, has ordered a Goss Uniliner and a Goss Uniliner ‘S’ press to increase its production and printing capacity. The new presses will be used to print Hong Kong’s largest freesheet daily newspaper, Headline Daily.
The addition of the new Goss press technology will enable Sing Tao to expand its production capability to cater for the growth of Headline Daily, and will also reduce the pressure on its current production schedule allowing previously outsourced print to be brought back in-house.
The shaftless Uniliner press to be installed at Sing Tao will have a 578 mm cut-off and consist of three four-high towers, three reelstands and a 2:5:5 jaw folder. The Uniliner ‘S’ press will be configured as five four-high towers, five reelstands and a 2:5:5 jaw folder. Both presses will run at the higher speed of 80,000 cph providing Sing Tao with the flexibility and versatility to print a range of products and will be located in a new purpose-built facility at the Tsuen Kwan O Industrial Estate.
Peter Kirwan, vice president of Asia Pacific newspaper sales at Goss International, comments, “The 4x2 format of the Uniliner press will deliver the increased productivity Sing Tao currently needs. Providing high levels of flexibility, the new presses will equip them well by affording them the ability to adapt, as and when required, to the changing demands of the developing market. We are very pleased to be a part of this project and look forward to working with Sing Tao well into the future.”
Headline Daily was launched by Sing Tao News Corporation in July 2005 and is Hong Kong’s number one free newspaper with the largest circulation and readership. Sing Tao News Corporation Limited is a media corporation listed on the main board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Its principal activities comprise of media operations including newspapers, magazines, recruitment media and other media-related businesses.