Right on time for the 50th anniversary of its founding, Druck- und Pressehaus Naumann in Gelnhausen celebrated the official inauguration of an ultra-modern Commander CL from Koenig & Bauer together with more than 300 guests of honour. The installation of this new newspaper press has practically doubled print capacity. Managing director Jochen Grossmann: “With Koenig & Bauer, we have a very dependable partner at our side. All the work over the past months was completed professionally, punctually and to our fullest satisfaction.” This was the largest single investment in the history of the company, which not only publishes newspapers such as the Gelnhäuser Neue Zeitung (GNZ), Mittelhessen-Boten and Neuer Markt, but also handles jobs for numerous external customers.
Festive event with prominent guests of honour Auxiliary bishop Professor Dr. Karlheinz Diez, provost Bernd Böttner and Kolping General Praeses Msgr. Ottmar Dillenburg blessed the new press line. Company founder Ehrhard Naumann pressed the button on the console of the Commander CL to start production of an anniversary edition. The guests of honour included also the Hessian state economics minister Tarek Al-Wazir, the deputy president of the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers and chairman of the board of the MADSACK Media Group, Thomas Düffert, and the president of the Federation of German Free-Ad Publications, Alexander Lenders.
The Commander CL from Koenig & Bauer comprises two double-width four-high towers for 4/4 production, a KF 5 jaw folder and two Pastomat reelstands with Patras M reel handling. It can print up to 90,000 full-colour newspapers per hour.