Main-Post group invests in Koenig & Bauer towers
With the purchase of two highly automated Commander CL printing towers, the Main-Post media group is pursuing its chosen path of gradual modernization.
"Piece by piece, we are upgrading our printing presses so that they represent the latest state of the art. For us, the two new printing towers also indicate our clear commitment to printed newspapers," says David Brandstatter, managing director of Main-Post, based in Wurzburg, Germany.
The company previously invested in a new folding unit in 2015. With the two new printing towers, which are due to start production at the beginning of 2019, up to 47,000 newspaper copies with 32 pages each can be printed in one hour.
About 1,000 people are currently working for the company, part of the Pressedruck media group in Augsburg and producing dailies the Main-Post, Schweinfurter Tagblatt, Schweinfurter Volkszeitung, Hassfurter Tagblatt, Bote vom Hassgau and Volksblatt.
In addition to the two printing towers, the company is investing in two Pastomat reelstands and two Patras A reel loading systems. The automation package consists of RollerTronic roller locks, CleanTronic cylinder washing systems, color register and cut-off register controls, color measuring and control systems and fully automatic plate changing systems including plate lift.
The Commander CL is controlled via a new ErgoTronic console with EasyTronic.