Aamoda Publications equips 28 presses with QuadTech control systems

QuadTech technology to drive APPL production efficiencies and support company expansion

Sussex, Wisconsin, USA – 21 June, 2016 – QuadTech today announced that Aamoda Publications Pvt. Limited (APPL), one of South India’s largest newspaper publishing houses, has made a landmark purchase, with the QuadTech® Register Guidance System with MultiCam® and QuadTech Ribbon Control System with MultiCam each being installed on 28 web offset printing presses.

With installation already complete on 15 of the 28 presses, early customer feedback suggests that the Indian newspaper publisher is already seeing a dramatic reduction in waste for increased cost control and improved margins. This new capability is considered by APPL to be the lynchpin to increased company growth, enabling it to profitably expand its geographic footprint in Telangana and other regions of Andhra Pradesh, with a view to increasing its newspaper circulation and sales.

The QuadTech systems have been specifically installed by APPL to support the expansion of one of its most notable publications, Andhra Jyothi, which has recently extended its production and readership in a number of additional towns and cities including Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Tirupathi and Vishakapatnam. The Telugu language daily newspaper is the second largest paper in Andhra Pradesh, with a readership of 12.5 million people across 21 cities in South India.

Mr. Christoff Botha
Mr. Radhakrishna Vemuri,
Managing Director for APPL

Mr. Radhakrishna Vemuri, Managing Director for APPL, commented on the QuadTech investment: “Tight control of margins through increased production efficiencies is key to profitability in publishing, and maintaining a competitive edge. QuadTech’s technology is already enabling us to achieve that, and we expect to see current results amplified many times over when all 28 installations are completed next year.”

As Mr. Vemuri explains, QuadTech’s growing reputation amongst print service providers in the region and longstanding relationship with the manufacturer of the presses, Manugraph, influenced APPL’s choice of supplier. “Working with QuadTech for this initiative was based on a number of factors, but principally product and service confidence. As QuadTech systems are already used by many big newspapers in India, they are tried and tested – a proven platform to deliver what we need. With this in mind, along with QuadTech’s renowned service support, we knew that we would be well supported by QuadTech.”

MultiCam Camera
QuadTech's MultiCam® is the
world's best-selling register
control camera, with over
15,000 installed worldwide.

The Register Guidance System with MultiCam is a closed-loop color-to-color register control system designed to integrate with other QuadTech products, including the Ribbon Control System. Along with reducing makeready times, minimizing errors and cutting waste, another of its main features includes QuadTech’s fan-out control software, which automatically keeps the print system in lateral register across the full width of the web throughout the entire run.

The QuadTech Ribbon Control System with MultiCam minimizes waste by making automatic angle-bar adjustments during startup – before ink even becomes visible – and also resides on the ICON™ platform, which allows all QuadTech press control systems to share a single, user-friendly interface. The ICON platform will also provide operators at APPL with instant access to preset parameters for all their saved jobs, greatly streamlining job setup.

“We were delighted that Aamoda Publications chose QuadTech as its supplier of choice for this important project,” commented Vinodhkumar Balakrishnan, Area Sales Manager for South East Asia and Korea, QuadTech. “Not only does it clearly demonstrate our leadership in this market, but it also shows the importance of waste management and color register systems in managing cost-effective newspaper production, maintaining profit margins – and in some regions, supporting significant business growth too.”

About BALDWIN | Vision Systems (formerly QuadTech)

BALDWIN’s Vision Systems division is the world’s leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. BALDWIN | Vision Systems sells its automated control systems in more than 100 countries to the packaging and converting markets, web offset newspaper and commercial markets, and publication gravure market. BALDWIN maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partner, the investment arm of multi-billion dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller.

Contacts:

Craig Du Mez, BALDWIN | Vision Systems
Phone: +1 414 566 7500
Email: craig.dumez@quadtechworld.com

Clare Porter, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200
Email: quadtech@bespoke.co.uk

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