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First Schur A1455 high speed inserter installed in Saudi Arabia and the second is on its way

First Schur A1455 high speed inserter installed in Saudi Arabia and the second is on its way

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09.03.11 - Okaz Printing Organization for Press & Publication in Jeddah is the first A 1455-customer in Saudi Arabia and has recently replaced their existing inserter of a different brand with Schur new high speed inserting technology. Okaz Printing is a leading publisher and prints and distributes the best-selling Arabic language newspaper in Saudi Arabia with a circulation of two hundred thousand copies per night. They also print the English-language daily, The Saudi Gazette.

The Schur inserter A1455 is running in full production since two months in the printing plant in Jeddah. The speed and the smooth operation with high accuracy resulting in a high net capacity and low production cost per copy. This is a significant advantage in order to improve competiveness in the harsh competition with other newspapers and other media to reach the consumers with marketing campaigns says Director General at Okaz Printing, Dr. Waleed Kattan.

Furthermore the performance of the A 1455 system at Okaz Printing has encouraged another Saudi Arabian company, Al Shamla, to place a major order with Schur for the supply of a complete new mailroom system to their printing plant in Riyadh. The new mailroom system consists of two single gripper conveyors TGG 3200 from folder to stackers/inserter, one A 1455 inserting system for inserting 6:1, one reel storage system for automatic feeding of supplements, three stack/packaging lines including stacker TS 800, under wrapping and strapping connected to a truck loading system. Finally the mailroom system is controlled by nova, the real-time operating control and information system for flexible production planning and optimization of the post-press production.

The new mailroom system will be in operation by the end of 2011.



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Michael Spinner-Just


2011-03-18 11:44

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