Express Newspapers in U.K. Picks Baldwin for Press Automation

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By: E&P Staff

Express Newspapers has chosen Baldwin Technology Co. Inc. to install process automation packages on its presses as its West Ferry Printers subsidiary moves from its longtime London Docklands facility.

Baldwin said the  order, through press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is valued at more than $2 million.

Baldwin’s comprehensive process automation package  for the four new KBA Commander CT press lines will include cleaning system technology, spray dampening and cooling systems.

Installation  is planned to take place in various stages during 2011, Baldwin said. The presses will be capable of running both newspapers and semi-commercial grade products such as magazines.

 “It is reassuring to have publishers and printers making investments in new technology which will enable them to meet the demands of productivity, automation, environment and low production costs as well as the high quality of newspapers in the future. It is a very positive signal regarding the future of print media,” Baldwin President and CEO Karl Puehringer said in a statement.

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