TOI boosts capacities in Chennai and Pune

Reconfiguring and adding towers to Times of India’s Regiomans

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The largest user of newspaper presses from manroland web systems in India invests in the reconfiguration of its existing Regioman systems in Chennai and Pune. For the last two decades, The Times of India has been cooperating with manroland web systems as its trusted partner for printing technology and services.

For the expansion of the existing Regioman systems for the printshops in Chennai and Pune, The Times of India has once again opted for printing towers from manroland web systems. In Chennai, the system will be expanded with two printing towers and two reel splicers. The two new webs will be guided through the existing printing towers to create two independent 32-page presses and to increase flexibility and capacity. A reconfiguration of the existing Regioman with a new printing tower is also planned for Pune. The capacity there will be expanded from the original 32 plus 16 pages to 32 plus 24 pages. 

In December 2016, the new printing towers will leave the manroland web systems headquarters in Augsburg and be shipped to India. The reconfigured Regioman systems at The Times of India are scheduled to begin operations and boost capacities from mid-2017.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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