29 KBA Users Among the World’s Best Newspaper Printers

By: KBA | Press Release

This year media firms from all over the world with a total of 165 newspaper titles competed in WAN-IFRA’s (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) global quality competition. For 20 years the competition has been carried out at two-year intervals.

It aims to promote high-quality color printing in newspaper production on the basis of globally recognized standards in order to offer readers attractive print media and ad clients a first-class advertising medium. 76 publishing and printing firms from 26 countries won a membership to the exclusive International Newspaper Color Quality Club 2014-2016. The award ceremony will be held during the World Publishing Expo from 13 to 15 October 2014 in Amsterdam.

A raft of awards for KBA users

29 newspaper printing firms which operate web presses from Koenig & Bauer (KBA) were among the winners. This represents nearly 40% of all the prizes awarded. Along with the many prominent newspaper houses with conventional wet offset presses, seven users of the waterless KBA Cortina compact press again also belong to the world’s best.

The award-winning KBA newspaper customers are:

Al Nisr Publishing, Dubai, UAE (Gulf News),

Botnia Print, Kokkola, Finland (Keskipohjanmaa),

Brune-Mettcker Druck- und Verlags-GmbH, Wilhelmshaven, Germany (Wilhelmshavener Zeitung),

Druckerei Konstanz in Konstanz, Germany (Konstanzer Anzeiger, Südkurier),

DZB Druckzentrum Bern, Bern, Switzerland (Berner Zeitung),

E. Holterdorf, Oelde, Germany (Die Glocke),

El Telégrafo, Guayaquil, Ecuador (Diario El Telégrafo),

Frankfurter Societäts-Druckerei, Mörfelden, Germany (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung),

Märkische Verlags- und Druck-Gesellschaft, Potsdam, Germany (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung),

Feza Gazetecilik, Trabzon, Izmir, Adana, Ankara, Istanbul, Turkey (Zaman Cumartesi, Zaman, Zaman Pazar, Today’s Zaman, Zaman Cuma),

Freiburger Druck, Freiburg, Germany (Badische Zeitung),

Göttinger Tageblatt, Göttingen, Germany (Göttinger Tageblatt),

Heilbronner Stimme, Heilbronn, Germany (Heilbronner Stimme),

Mayer & Söhne Druck- & Mediengruppe, Aichach, Germany (Aichacher Zeitung),

Mediacorp Press in Singapore (Today),

Nordost-Druck, Neubrandenburg, Germany (Nordkurier),

Nordsee-Druck, Bremerhaven, Germany (Nordsee-Zeitung, Sonntagsjournal der Nordsee-Zeitung),

Pressehaus Stuttgart Druck, Stuttgart, Germany (Stuttgarter Zeitung, Stuttgarter Nachrichten),

Printing Partners Brussels, Groot-Bijgaarden, Paal-Beringen, Belgium (Het Nieuwsblad, L’Avenir, De Standaard, De Gazet van Antwerpen, Het Belang van Limburg),

Rheinpfalz Verlag und Druckerei, Ludwigshafen, Germany (Die Rheinpfalz),

Singapore Press Holdings in Singapore (The Straits Times, Berita Harian, Lianhe Zaobao),

Tamedia, Zürich, Switzerland (Tages Anzeiger),

Tamedia Publications romandes, Centre d’Impression Lausanne, Bussigny, Switzerland (Tribune de Genève),

The Printers (Mysore), Bangalore, India (Deccan Herald, Prajavani),

Ungeheuer + Ulmer, Ludwigsburg, Germany (Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung),

United Printing & Publishing, Abu Dhabi, UAE (7 Days, The National, Al Ittihad, Financial Times, Al Roeya),

V-TAB AB, Västerås, Sweden (VLT),

West Australian Newspaper, Perth, Australia (The West Australian),

Zeitungsverlag Aachen, Aachen, Germany (Aachener Zeitung).

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