New subassembly control systems for Cortina at a French print centre Retrofit at highest level offers long-term peace of mind

  • Retrofit offers long-term peace of mind
  • Software now right up to date
  • 1,000,000 copies every day
  • Realisation without interrupting production  

New subassembly control systems and components for a Cortina press at the French print centre of L´Imprimerie: The print centre operates two 6/2 Cortina presses which have now been in production for almost 10 years ago. “We print 1,000,000 copies a day, and this retrofit guarantees the necessary production certainty,” says L´Imprimerie plant manager Gilles Deschamps. New software representing the latest state of the art has already been installed on three of the ten printing towers. Two further printing towers are to be brought up to date with the new software and associated components later in the year. Martin Schoeps, head of service management for Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed: “Our goal was to realise the retrofit measures in such a way that the customer could continue to print all the required jobs every day. And thanks to the excellent cooperation with the technical departments at L´Imprimerie, that was achieved very successfully in every respect.” The press installation comprises a total of ten reelstands, ten triple-width printing towers and two double folders. Both Cortinas came on stream at a new facility near Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at the end of 2008.

Successful acceptance of the newly installed software (left to right): Najib Moumni, head of service Koenig & Bauer France; Gilles Deschamps, plant manager L´Imprimerie; Markus Schreiber-Petzlitz, service manager Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed

1,000,000 copies every day

With “Le Figaro”, “Les Echos” and “Le Monde”, three of the leading daily newspapers in France are printed on the presses from Koenig & Bauer. In addition, the print centre is responsible for approx. 50 magazines and periodicals (weekly and monthly issues as well as one shoots). It belongs to the Riccobono Group and prints up to 1,000,000 copies every day.

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