Ferag Equips Mailrooms from Olomouc to Ormiston

By: E&P Staff Fairfax Media has invested $30 million (Australian) in a new production center at Ormiston, Queensland, where Ferag equipped the mailroom with an MSD2-C MultiSertDrum, SNT-U rotary trimmer and StreamStitch stitching component. The chosen line configuration will serve both newspaper and commercial production.

A UTR conveyor can connect all components to each of the two folder deliveries, with print products passing through individual process steps only as required.

Fairfax Media operates Ferag systems at seven of its 26 production sites in Australia and New Zealand. All the sites produce 400 newspaper and magazine titles each week for more than 10 million readers.

Mafraprint, owned by Czech publisher Mafra, is expanding capacity at its Olomouc plant with a third Ferag line, giving the company's Prague and Olomous plants seven lines incorporating MSD inserting.

For its own newspapers MF DNES, Lidov? Noviny and Metro, as well as titles rinted for other publishers, editorial deadlines are being pushed back later and later. Production volumes since 2001 have undergone continuing growth. So Mafraprint has invested in added capacity while keeping the same technology at both locations.

Like the lines in Prague, the three in Olomouc are configured for online and offline inserting. The layout allows for direct production to the MultiStack compensating stacker while bypassing the inserting drums, along with offline inserting in parallel with the online winding process.


No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here