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Chinese Newspaper Publisher to Add High-speed Goss 2x1 Press

Quanzhou Evening News, the largest print media company in China's Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, will install a new single-width, one-around Goss Magnum 4 press with a capacity of up to 70,000 newspaper copies per hour.

The new 2x1 press system will include 16 printing units, one 2:3:3 jaw folder and five reelstands. Installation will start in the second half of 2011.

"This is the first time we have invested in a Goss press," explains Quanzhou Evening News vice president Wu Yuhuan. "The choice of a Magnum press is not only based on its value, high performance and best-in-its-class features, but also based on the manufacturer's stability and credibility." Wu says affiliation with Shanghai Electric and a large, well established operation in China give Goss International advantages in developing and supporting world-class technology for that country.

"This project with Quanzhou Evening News reflects the emerging demand in China and other regions for presses that combine the versatility of the single-width, one-around format with speeds approaching those of two-around larger presses," according to Peter Kirwan, vice president of newspaper press sales in Asia for Goss International. "We are in a very strong position to meet this demand with our Magnum and Universal platforms and with a worldwide manufacturing network that includes our Goss Graphic Systems China facility in Shanghai."

Quanzhou is one of China's oldest cities, with historical and cultural significance. As the official newspaper, Quanzhou Evening News serves the city's government and is also the voice of the local citizens and public opinion. The mission of the paper is to enrich the lives of residents and to revitalize cultural development.

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