ABB customers in Singapore, Hungary and Germany go for system upgrades

Trust of ABB products among its customers keeps escalating as newspaper houses and printers across the globe have been increasingly upgrading their systems with ABB equipments for production enhancement. Singapore Press Holdings, Mediaworks and Rhein-Neckar Zeitung are three Leading newspaper houses which have recently ordered ABB upgrades to systems essential for their production.

Singapore Press Holdings, publisher of leading newspaper titles like The Straits Times, has ordered ABB software upgrades for the 16 control consoles on KBA Commander presses at their Jurong print site. The new consoles on the first of the four presses will be commissioned at the end of February 2019. The work includes the transfer of a series of SPH-specific functions to the new platform as well as an upgraded interface to their WPC register control system.

Secondly, Mediaworks in Hungary has ordered an upgrade to its print production management system MPS Production. The latest version of MPS Production 6 will go into service in the production facility of the newspaper in Budapest at the beginning of next year. In addition, they have also ordered hardware upgrades to their press control consoles. Mediaworks is active both in the printed and digital domains.

Some of the widely circulated national dailies from Mediaworks include National Sport, Népszabadság and Global Economy. In the arena of regional newspapers, the media house boasts a handful of newspapers, namely, 24 Hours (Komárom-Esztergom), Békés County Hírlap (Békés); Heves County (Heves); Petőfi’s People (Bács-Kiskun); Tolnai Népújság (Tolna); New Transdanubian Diary (Baranya); New Néplap (Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok); and Somogyi Hírlap (Somogy). In addition, popular weeklies from the newspaper house include Fanny, Go Football!, among others. On digital front, popular sites handled by Mediaworks include automotor.hu, baon.hu, to name a few.

Rhein-Neckar Zeitung, published from Heidelberg in Germany, is a dominant local newspaper in the region and a long-time ABB customer. The newspaper has ordered hardware upgrades for its six control consoles. ABB has decided to deliver the products in November this year. Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung distributes in the adjoining areas of Heidelberg, such as Weinheim, Sinsheim, Schwetzingen, Mosbach and Buchen. The newspaper is still a family-owned entity.

ABB is a leading automation supplier to the newspaper industry, which delivers solutions that provide unique and totally integrated end-to-end control, protect existing investments and provide management information essential to improving profitability. The company has been pioneering technology in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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