Rochester, N.Y. — Kodak is pleased to announce Sin Chew Media Corporation Bhd will install three additional lines of KODAK GENERATION NEWS Systems in its Tebrau, Johor, printing plant in Malaysia. The Sin Chew Daily is the largest-circulating Chinese newspaper in Southeast Asia.
Sin Chew Media is upgrading its printing facility in Tebrau in order to meet high demand, control print variation and maintain high printing standards. The company had previously installed three lines of KODAK GENERATION NEWS Systems with thermal technology at its main printing center in Petaling, Jaya in 2009. The KODAK GENERATION NEWS System maximizes throughput with a fast, highly automated platemaking system, enabling printers to realize all the benefits of thermal imaging, including increased stability and repeatability and outstanding print quality.
Kodak's distributor of newspaper systems and solutions in Malaysia, Accel Graphic System Sdn Bhd, is proud to be the supplier of all six lines as well as the KODAK THERMALNEWS GOLD Plates that work in conjunction with the KODAK GENERATION NEWS System. Accel Graphic System also provides a team of excellent service engineers who are trained at Kodak Vancouver, and are on call 24 hours a day in Malaysia.
A signing ceremony recently took place at Sin Chew Media’s headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia for the three new lines. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Koo Cheng, CEO, Sin Chew Daily; Ms. Rita Sim, Executive Director, Media Chinese International Limited; Mr. Steve Green, Regional Managing Director, Consumer Digital Group & Graphic Communications Group, Asia Pacific Region, Kodak; Mr. C.K. Gan, Director, Newspaper Segment, Kodak; Ms. Helen Eian, Managing Director, Accel Graphic System Sdn Bhd; and Mr. Vincent Kee, Executive Director, Accel Graphic System Sdn Bhd.
Sin Chew Media Corporation Bhd engages in the publication, printing, and distribution of newspapers in Malaysia. The company headquarters is in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and it also has newspaper printing facilities in Prai, Tampoi, Johor, Kuching, Sibu and Miri. The Sin Chew Daily has become the premier Chinese newspaper in Malaysia, meeting the population’s needs for the latest in local and worldwide news.