October 14 foundation for press, printing and publishing in Yemen, recently installed a Trendsetter 800 CtP system from Kodak. The new device will help the company increase its efficiency and productivity.
October 14 was established in 1963 in Yemen as a major newspaper printer. The company is counting on 450 employees to print a number of high profile newspapers as well as commercial jobs.
Based on a five year development plan the foundation has already begun to acquire state of the art equipment.
The foundation’s major investment during past years include a Goss Magnum web press equipped with 4 Hi tower printing units with the maximum speed of 35 thousand copies per hour.
Organization’s shopping list also included 2 KBA Performa-4 colour which are producing high quality printed products along with existing Heidelberg and Adast sheetfed presses. For their prepress operation they have already installed AGFA and Kodak CtP systems plus a string of finishing equipment is already up and running.
The development plan has already boosted Foundation’s printing output to the tune of 25 tonnes per day or 9125 tonnes per year, an increase of 7,300 tonnes compared to the 2010 and 2011.
Moataz Ahmed, Project Manager said: “The new CtP will help us respond to the increasing demand for printed products in Aden and southern Yemen. We normally purchase our equipment through public tenders and Kodak offered the best possible price, also Trendsetter’s technical features and specifications meet our demands.”
Speaking about the future plans of the foundation, Ahmed said:
“The demand for publications in Aden and southern region is on the rise so the foundation plans to invest an additional $ 500 thousand dollars to modernize its printing operation next year. We will also purchase another CtP system with the minimum output of 48 plates per hour. ”