HT Media and ToI order UV curing systems

IST METZ to install nine UV systems

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L–R: Volker Selg, head of sales — web applications, IST Metz; Snehasis Roy, technical director, The Times of India; Holger Kühn, managing director sales-IST Metz; Shyam Shanker, director—B & C, The Times of India; Jürgen Merz, sales manager -web applications, IST Metz; Christian Metz, chief executive officer, IST Metz & Robert Sänger, managing director – technical, IST Metz

L–R: Volker Selg, head of sales — web applications, IST Metz; Snehasis Roy, technical director, The Times of India; Holger Kühn, managing director sales-IST Metz; Shyam Shanker, director—B & C, The Times of India; Jürgen Merz, sales manager -web applications, IST Metz; Christian Metz, chief executive officer, IST Metz & Robert Sänger, managing director – technical, IST Metz

In the beginning of August, German UV curing system manufacturer IST METZ GmbH announced the sale of three UV curing systems to HT Media Ltd. for installation at their Greater Noida plant and six UV curing systems to The Times of India, for Installation at three of their plants.

The HT Media UV systems are installed on their Colorman & TKS presses and The Times of India UV systems will be installed on their Regioman presses. The systems at HT Media were handed over on 31 July 2017, while The Times of India systems will be installed in Sept. 2017.

IST METZ, based in Nürtingen in southern Germany, with around 500 people worldwide and international sales companies in France, England, Italy, USA, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, China, Thailand and Japan, provides complete systems with both UV arc-lamps and LED. A major strength of IST METZ is the capability of integrating into presses as well as the deep process knowledge.

During the techno-commercial decision-making process, HT Media’s management expressed its extreme satisfaction with the system installed on the Regioman press in Mumbai, in August 2015. This was the basis for the repeat orders.

In the case of The Times of India, who had tried competitors’ systems previously without much success, Snehasis Roy – technical director, helped the management with his thorough knowledge on the IST METZ system, having installed it at ABP Ltd., when he was assistant vice president – production till 31 December 2016.

With these sales IST METZ could be considered as a leading supplier of UV systems for both doublewide and singlewide presses, with their installations at Bartaman of the Manugraph Hi-Line press.

The flexibility of the IST METZ system helps customers decide on the speed of curing, type on cooling system for the lamps, maintenance aids, etc., to suit their budgets and requirements.

IST METZ is the only company in this business manufacturing all major components in their own manufacturing facilities in Nürtingen, Germany, including the lamps, ballast system, reflectors, etc. This gives them the advantage of taking sole responsibility for the performance of the systems.

With the factory-trained engineers from Newstech, their distributor in India, the cost of installation and startup for the customer is also greatly reduced.

IST METZ will be present at the stand of Newstech during the WAN-IFRA Expo in Chennai – Stand Nos. 2.02 to 2.05.

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