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The World Printers Forum (WPF) is an organisation of newspaper printers and suppliers within WAN-IFRA. Its objective is to encourage innovation and productivity as well as product development that can be instrumental for publishers to exploit future oriented news media products. It promotes the power of print and the sustainability of print production.

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  • 2017-01-12 14:45
    Tokyo, January 10, 2017 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd. (MHI-PPM), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received an order for two sets of "Diamondspirit" newspaper offset presses from Yamagata Shimbun Co., Ltd., a newspaper publisher headquartered in Yamagata City. The presses on order are to be installed at a new production center in Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-12 10:44
    11.01.2017 – Die 1944 gegründete Gruppe Nice-Matin ist der größte Regionalzeitungsverlag im Südosten Frankreichs. Bei der Mediengruppe erscheinen 14 Publikationen, deren Verbreitungsgebiet sich über zwei Départements (Alpes-Maritimes und Var) erstreckt. Die Gruppe gibt die Tageszeitungen Nice-Matin, Var-Matin sowie Monaco-Matin heraus und druckt werktags jeweils 130.000 Exemplare und 180.000 zum Wochenende. Nachdem die Gruppe Nice-Matin im Mai 2014 Insolvenz anmelden musste, wurde sie in eine Genossenschaft im Eigentum der Mitarbeiter umgewandelt. Heute sind bei Nice-Matin unter der Leitung von Jean-Marc Pastorino 850 Menschen beschäftigt und die Gruppe erzielt einen Jahresumsatz von 97 Millionen Euro. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-09 13:34
    09.01.2017 – Within the framework of measures to further strengthen its focus on the growing packaging market, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) has announced a a management change at Italian subsidiary KBA_Flexotecnica S.p.A., the group's flexible packaging specialist with offices in Tavazzano near Milan. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-02 13:55
    02.01.2017 – After three years as head of production for Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) and almost two years as managing director of KBA-Industrial Solutions AG & Co. KG, the group subsidiary spun-off from the parent company as an internal and external manufacturing services provider on 1st January 2015, Michael Kummert stepped down from his post on 31st December 2016 to seek new career challenges. With effect from 1st January 2017, his executive duties have passed to co-director Dr. Martin Kraus, who thus becomes sole managing director of KBA Industrial Solutions. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-02 12:25
    Members for the second term of the World Printers Forum Board 2017–2019 have been elected during December 2016. The new Board members are introduced below. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-02 11:53
    Oosterhout, 23 December 2016 – This year marks the start of a new partnership between Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) and Alpha Enterprises, its representative in Egypt. QIPC, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control systems for the printing industry, has been focusing more intensely on the Egyptian market recently, and in Alpha Enterprises has found a partner who is as much at home in the Egyptian market as in the Dutch one. The collaboration has already helped pull in several new orders. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-02 11:33
    30.12.2016 – The 2016 Christmas Special was packed with uplifting festive stories, quizzes, a short story, a free Oor Wullie and The Broons keepsake, and a free in10 magazine as well as the title’s usual columnists including Kenny Dalglish, Lorraine Kelly and Alan Brazil. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-02 11:16
    (UPM, Helsinki, 30 December 2016 at 16:00 EET) – UPM-Kymmene Inc. and Northern SC Paper Corp., a subsidiary of the New York Times Company, announced today the sale of Madison Paper Industries' mill site located in Madison, Maine to a joint venture of New Mill Capital Holdings of NY, Perry Videx of Hainesport, NJ and Infinity Asset Solutions of Toronto. Read more ...
  • 2016-12-23 11:30
    22.12.2016 – As one of the pioneers of German engineering, and at the same time a globally successful printing press manufacturer, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) can be counted among the top addresses in this flagship industry. Modern, networked production processes which place a particular focus on product and delivery quality, energy efficiency, labour safety and environment protection underpin this claim. They are verified by external auditors and confirmed by way of the relevant certificates. Read more ...
  • Increased Capacity by New Technique
    2016-12-23 11:05
    20.12.2016 – Every week up to 250 000 daily newspapers are distributed from HerencoPress AB’s printing plant in Jönköping. In order to streamline and improve the pallet loading process, Herenco have decided to upgrade palletizing through installing a new SCP – Schur Compact Palletizer. With functions such as bundle centering and identification of bundle orientation, it will allow the optimization of the palletizer process in the future and it will keep possible disturbances to a minimum. The PC-controlled route handling allows simple and optimal production planning with follow-up evaluation through current production reports. Read more ...

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