Goss Gets Community Order From S. Africa

By: E&P Staff Goss International of Bolingbrook, Ill., received an order from Caxton & CTP Publishers and Printers Ltd. for seven Community presses for its newspaper division, to be delivered this year for its sites in South Africa.

Caxton CEO Terry Moolman said one new press will go in each month from the end of April at seven sites and will provide full-color capability "to satisfy the color demand for our regional weekly newspapers produced in 16- and 24-page tabloid sections." He cited "flexibility and increased productivity" as the "main requirements for upgrading our current press lines."

Two configurations will be delivered. Four presses will have two four-high, eight-couple towers and one Community folder. The three remaining and larger presses will consist of three eight-couple, four-high towers with two Community folders. All will have a 578mm cut-off and speed of 35,000cph.

A publisher of books, magazines, and newspapers, long-time Goss user Caxton has more than 1,500 employees in its newspaper division's 50 offices across the country. Its nine print sites produce many of its own and customers' titles, including The Citizen, Sowetan, and Financial Times dailies and Sunday World and International Express weeklies.

Goss Middle East and Africa Sales Manager Paul Feeney said the recent appointment of Heidelberg South Africa as agent for all Goss equipment in the region allows Goss to focus on promoting its printing technologies and expertise.


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