In­vest in mod­ern ma­chines to com­pete – print sec­tor urged

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

Lack of up­dated tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise in the print­ing in­dus­try poses a chal­lenge as the sec­tor strives to com­pete with lat­est global trends, a con­fer­ence heard yes­ter­day. The chair­man of Con­vert­ers and Print­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of Kenya Mo­han Kr­ish­naswami said lo­cal vo­ca­tional in­sti­tutes use ob­so­lete ma­chines. “The in­dus­try can buy the lat­est ma­chines run­ning on high-end tech­nol­ogy. But when there is no hu­man ex­per­tise to run these ma­chines, it is very frus­trat­ing to us. To­day, it is very ex­pen­sive to train print tech­ni­cians be­cause they must be grad­u­ates with knowl­edge in IT, as com­pared to the past when ma­chines could op­er­ate for years with­out change,” he said.

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