The largest user of newspaper presses from manroland web systems (mrws) in India invests in the reconfiguration of its existing REGIOMAN systems in Chennai and Pune.
For the last two decades, the Times of India has been cooperating with mrws as its trusted partner for printing technology and services. Now it is time to expand the capacities of the printing centers in Chennai and Pune to boost the already high levels of productivity and success of the leading English- language broadsheet daily in India.
With 3.4 million newspapers daily, the circulation of the Times of India is more than double that of its closest competitor and on a par with the leading regional newspapers in India. Due to a booming market for printed products in India and a steadily growing demand, Times of India is continuously expanding its facilities. To remain on this remarkable road to success and stay one step ahead of the competition, the printing company relies on innovative solutions from mrws.
For the expansion of the existing REGIOMAN systems for the printshops in Chennai and Pune, the Times of India has once again tuned to its long-time partner mrws.
In Chennai, the system will be expanded with two printing towers and two reel splicers. The two new webs will be guided through the existing printing towers to create two independent 32-page presses and to increase flexibility and capacity.
A reconfiguration of the existing REGIOMAN with a new printing tower is also planned for Pune. The capacity there will be expanded from the original 32 plus 16 pages to 32 plus 24 pages.
Ready for the future
In December 2016, the new printing towers will leave the mrws headquarters in Augsburg and ship to India. The reconfigured REGIOMAN systems at Times of India are scheduled to begin operation and boost capacities from mid-2017.