The Aachener Zeitung and Aachener Nachrichten, two German dailies steeped in tradition and amongst the core publications of the Zeitungsverlag Aachen, will in future be planned and produced using PlanPag and AdPag by ppi Media. The German city of Aachen is near the borders of both Belgium and the Netherlands.
ppi Media’s PlanPag, the leading solution for planning daily newspapers, is in use at numerous media houses around the world. The Zeitungsverlag Aachen now joins them to plan their dailies, the Aachener Nachrichten and Aachener Zeitung, which will both use PlanPag as well as AdPag, ppi Media’s solution for the pagination of classified ads. The project to introduce the planning and production tools is already in full swing. ppi Media will also take care of connecting the VI&VA ad system and the press control system for the Zeitungsverlag Aachen.
The introduction of the ppi Media suite in Aachen was initiated by the Rheinische Post Mediengruppe, which co-owns the Zeitungsverlag Aachen. “Working with ppi Media and its solution has always been a very positive experience. We have been using PlanPag and other tools to produce and plan the Rheinische Post and some of our other titles for a long time now,” says Stephan Garre, chief executive officer of the Pre-Press-Services GmbH, a spin-off of the Rheinische Post Mediengruppe publishing production.