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250 million for the Linköping production site

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Pressgrannar AB, Linköping (Sweden)

Approximately 250 millionen Swedish krona (euro 28 million) have been invested in the Linköping facility by media group Norrköpings Tidningars Media AB (NTM).

A trimming drum and a StreamFold quarterfold line are stimulating business with commercial contracts in Linköping.

In the extended printing centre, Pressgrannar AB – a printing company 100 per cent owned by NTM – has been producing local newspapers Norrköpings Tidningar, Östgöta Correspondenten, Folkbladet and Västerviks Tidningen since January 2012. In addition, six times a week, come sections of the International Herald Tribune. Since 1 April 2012, up to 100,000 copies of Swedish tabloid Expressen have also been produced in Linköping for the Östergötland province. Which means that the number of newspapers processed each night now exceeds the 360,000 mark.

When selecting the new production technology, flexibility and the efficient processing of several different print products were the main concerns. In postpress processing, the goal has been achieved through linkage of the separate systems via an open line layout. Two Ferag inserting lines are used for production, operating with 45,000 generation MSD technology. The printing machines and the Ferag system operate independently to ensure the best possible use of capacity, with one DiscPool per inserting line acting as the dynamic interface.

The matrix makes for free assignment of newspaper copies to the four MultiStack units and means that the bundles can be produced either directly or downline from the inserting process. For Project Manager Peter Dahlén, this is the essential point. “The Ferag solution makes us efficient and gives us security, particularly since bundling is fully programmed and the technology, with inkjet single-copy addressing and all those odd counts, is really put to the test.”

Next to conventional postpress processing components, Linköping has seen the integration of a trimming drum and a StreamFold quarterfold line. Thanks to StreamFold, Pressgrannar AB has boosted business with print products sent by post. And in conjunction with the printing quality achieved on the new Regioman, there’s been a clear stimulus in commercial business. Twice a week a magazine is produced on the trimming drum. The 230,000 copies are sent out individually addressed and stacked into route-matched bundles.



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Gordon Steiger


2012-06-21 08:59

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