A-pressen, One Of Norway’s Biggest Media Groups, Is Investing In Newspaper Production
Posted: 7/25/2012 | By: Press Release | Ferag
A-pressen, one of Norway’s biggest media groups, is investing in newspaper production. In Biri, some 160 kilometres north of Oslo, a new printing centre is coming into being. From next autumn, subsidiary Nr1 Trykk will be producing several newspapers there, with print runs adding up to 120,000 copies per day.
In the postpress processing sector, a Ferag production system has been taken from an earlier production facility and upgraded with the latest component generation. An MSD-2C inserting drum with Multi-Disc and RollStream periphery handles the production tasks, while three programmable MultiStack compensating stackers take the high number of odd counts into account. On- or offline production is possible, depending on the requirement.
Ferag’s planning and technical skills are cited as just one reason why the Swiss mailroom specialist’s bid was successful. For Project Manager Olav Engum, it’s newspaper production in the mailroom where the big challenges lie: “Newspaper structuring mainly takes place in postpress processing, and in this respect we have to find ways to satisfy the wishes of our customers.”
Nr1 Trykk is pursuing this strategy by integrating the trimming drum and stitching technology into the Ferag system in Biri. “These added-value functions give us room to manoeuvre when we’re developing new newspaper products”, says Olav Engum, and he points to the importance of close collaboration with a system supplier. “Production had been running for 15 to 20 years on the same technology. But those days are over. The markets are changing fast and we have to be ready just as quickly when new services are called for. Thanks to the system’s open architecture, Ferag has provided the best possible conditions to achieve this.”