Nanfang Daily Newspaper Group orders new 22-unit Goss Magnum 4 presses
Press release from the issuing company
April 11th, 2007 – The Nanfang Daily Newspaper Group has bolstered its line-up of Goss presses by ordering eight Goss Magnum 4 presses for its new state-of-the-art media center in the city of Nan Hai near its headquarters in Guangzhou, China.
The eight new presses to be installed in two production lines, which will join 13 other Goss presses including Community, Newsliner and Magnum presses, and will consist of a total of 22 four-high towers, 30 reelstands and eight folders. The investment is in response to the rapid growth of the company’s flagship title, The Nanfang Daily, and the subsequent demand for more pages and color capacity.
Zhong Guangming, general manager at Nanfang Newspaper Group comments, “The growth of The Nanfang Daily has created a need for increased print capacity. Following our last purchase of Goss press equipment in 2005, we decided to invest in further units to meet the ever growing requirement from our customers. This new press will dramatically improve productivity at our plant and confirms our commitment to the Chinese newspaper printing industry.”
The Goss Magnum 40,000 cph press is based on the proven technology of the popular Goss Community press. The single-width 2 x 1 cylinder configuration can produce four broadsheet, eight tabloid or 16 double-parallel pages per revolution, making the press a popular choice for newspaper publishers producing a variety of products.
With a trend towards more color pages and advertising, it was important that The Nanfang Daily increased its color capacity to meet reader and advertiser demands. Xie Kaiyu, print factory director, elaborates, “The new equipment will significantly improve our color capability. With the 12 towers previously purchased we could print 32 pages, with 16 in full color. With the new towers we will be able to increase pagination to 48 pages, in full color – a 50 percent increase.”
The press is part of a massive expansion program at The Nanfang Daily Newspaper Group. In addition to its printing plant in Guangzhou, the company is developing a new media center with advanced production facility in nearby Nan Hai where the new Magnum press will be installed by the end of 2007.
The Nanfang Newspaper Group prints the metropolitan daily Nanfang Dushi Bao as well as over 170 national and regional contract titles including People’s Daily and Economic Daily.
The Nanfang Daily Newspaper Group has been using Goss presses for many years and the company’s facilities are often used as a showroom because of the range and volume of Goss presses in operation. Richard Sutis, Goss International president concludes, “We congratulate The Nanfang Daily Newspaper Group on its continued success and are proud to be a part of it. We look forward to the continuation of this prosperous relationship in the future.”
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