Gramedia adds Goss

Following its initial Goss Headliner installation with two satellite towers and two standard units in 1988, the Gramedia group has been progressively adding new presses and tower extensions to its facility to meet the growth in pagination and colour demand. The Jakarta location now has three Goss HT7 press lines. The initial Headliner installation has now been converted into two four-high towers, and was relocated to its Bawen operations, 300 miles to the east in Central Java.

“This incremental and flexible press update strategy has enabled Gramedia to add on a latest technology double-width tower, and upgrade press controls, thanks to the flexibility and modularity of Goss presses”, says Yanto Suwarso, Manager, R&D, PT Gramedia.

The installation of the latest Colorliner 70 four-high tower, including unit-mounted turner bars, will begin in early 2004 with minimal press interruption.

Gramedia began its usage of Goss presses in the mid 1970’s and Goss has been their equipment of first choice ever since.

With the advent of technological advances in recent years, Gramedia began a program of establishing smaller regional plants in the mid-nineties to cater for increasing newspaper readership, and to be on time for distribution.
Gramedia’s main title is The Kompas, which is now also printed in all regional plants, in addition to the regional titles that had existed prior to this nationwide expansion.

The continually increasing pagination and color demand is the driving force for these expansion plans, as well as the requirements for higher quality back-to-back full color pages for the numerous high circulation, tabloid format, weekly titles they also print.

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