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Corporacion La Prensa, Panama, increases capacity with Goss Universal 75 tower addition

Press release from the issuing company

April 21st, 2007 – Corporacion La Prensa, based in Panama City, Republic of Panama, has extended its Goss Universal press by placing an order for three new Universal 75 towers in order to increase its production capacity. The company originally bought two Universal printing towers in 1998, adding a further three towers in 2000, and has since enjoyed tremendous success with the press. Juan Carlos Planells, operations manager at La Prensa, comments, “We are constantly looking to improve the service we provide for our customers. Our existing Universal press has produced excellent results and with the addition of the new towers, we can maintain the level of quality our customers have come to expect from us while increasing our capacity by 50 percent.” Corporacion La Prensa has ordered the new Goss towers in response to the growing popularity of its newspapers and an increasing volume of semi-commercial work. Apart from its own two newspapers, La Prensa and Mi Diario, the company also prints the international edition of the Miami Herald, along with various magazines, catalogs, supplements and brochures. In total La Prensa prints 10 million copies a month. In the competitive newspaper and commercial markets, Planells understands the importance of versatility and flexibility to attract new business. “Customers need their products to stand out from the competition and are therefore constantly demanding new, innovative and creative designs. In order to maintain our client base and win new business, we need to cater to these demands. “In the newspaper market this is particularly reflected in the variety of inserts that we are asked to produce. The new Goss towers will allow us to print on different types and formats of paper, which means will be able to offer our customers greater choice,” Planells explains. Corporacion La Prensa was established in 1980 and today employs more than 450 people. Planells concludes, “We are proud of the way the company has grown. We are certain that with the increased capacity the new Goss Universal 75 towers bring, our business will continue to expand.”