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German company meets Chinese newspaper printing quality demands

The Koenig & Bauer Commander satellite press helped ColdsetInnovation Fulda win major contract.

ColdsetInnovation Fulda has been printing two newspaper titles for a customer in China since the beginning of the year.

Published by the Guang Hua Culture and Media Group, the Nouvelles d´Europe is produced in Chinese, and the China Rundschau in German. The newspapers are produced for the Scandinavian region, the Benelux countries and Germany.

“Our Chinese partners are very demanding when it comes to newspaper quality. Our Commander satellite press’ register accuracy, extremely low fan-out and minimal makeready times tipped the scales in our favour,” said Siegfried Wahl, assistant vice-president and technical director at ColdsetInnovation Fulda.

Contrary to the general trend, the circulation of both newspapers (Berlin format) has increased by more than 10% this year.

“Without our Commander this deal would not have come about. Our press operates flawlessly. We have been working successfully with Koenig & Bauer for decades and are very satisfied with the services they provide,” said Wahl.

A Commander satellite press with an hourly output of up to 90,000 full-colour newspapers has been in operation at ColdsetInnovation Fulda in Eichenzell, Germany, since 2010. The highly automated press that was extended in 2011 consists of three reelstands, three printing towers, a KF 5 folder and numerous add-ons for inline finishing.

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