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Goss: Total Service for Central and Eastern Europe

Press release from the issuing company

November 3rd 2003 - At this year's IfraExpo exhibition Goss International is highlighting the full extent of its European product and service portfolio. Goss will be particularly emphasizing its growing parts, servicing and press enhancement capabilities for publishers in the Central and Eastern European area. David Stamp, Goss International Global Marketing Director comments, "For many years, Goss branded presses have been increasingly popular and successful across Central and Eastern Europe. With the right products, the right service and an expanding market in this area, Goss International is now ideally placed to service all of our customers' requirements." A comprehensive parts and service structure, co-ordinated out of both the French and UK facilities, ensures that the local service capability in the Central and Eastern European regions is of the highest level. This includes a comprehensive network of agents and service providers on the ground. Over the last year, with the introduction of the Goss ENHANCE(tm) program, Goss International has focused on bringing new press features and capabilities to existing presses. During the lifetime of a press there are many changing demands and quality requirements in production. It is Goss' aim to offer improved quality and reliability, coupled with reduced waste and overheads to all its customers. Goss International can offer service and enhancement opportunities for competitor manufactured presses, as well as for Goss brand presses. Currently there are 118 Goss presses installed in 27 countries in this region which includes Yugoslavia, Russia, Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Germany. There are over 30 Goss customers in Russia alone. One of the most recent successful Goss installations has been for the German media group Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ), for its Serbia based newspaper Politika, where three Goss HT70(tm) presses are in full production, with a fourth press on the way. "The Politika project is a practical demonstration of Goss International's ability to successfully partner large European groups, creating value by helping them develop their production facilities in the emerging European markets," says Goss' European General Sales Manager, Martin Campbell. "As well as having a comprehensive newspaper press portfolio, Goss has the necessary cultural experience to operate effectively within the whole of Europe, locally, regionally or nationally. This capability is underpinned by sound project management, a strong emphasis on service delivery and the dedication of our comprehensive network of agents." David Stamp concludes, "Goss International offer a wide range of printing press systems to cover the entire market from the high output newspaper to the smaller semi-commercial or book printer. Increased color quality, greater efficiency and the chance to produce a wider range of printed products more economically is set to create real business growth opportunities in the region. This, combined with the latest innovations in enhancements and our first class servicing and parts distribution, make Goss the first choice for the growing economies of Central and Eastern Europe."