Twenty new QIPC mRC-3D cameras ordered, installed and commissioned during COVID-19 by a leading Danish media group

Jysk Fynske Medier (JFM), a leading Danish media group, hits the headlines as the group has recently upgraded its KBA Comet press comprising six printing units and two folders with 20 new QIPC mRC-3D cameras. All have taken place during the unprecedented time of COVID-19 under the continuous effort of the media group to improve business operations.

What all required for Jysk Fynske Medier (JFM) during the COVID-19 crisis were vision, drive and flexibility, especially in these unprecedented times, to take business forward. The Danish media group located in Struer just did that by upgrading with Q.I. Press Controls’ (QIPC) mRC-3D for register and cut-off control on their KBA Comet newspaper press.

Twenty new mRC-3D cameras will be mounted on the KBA press comprising six printing units and two folders. The next-generation automatic colour register system cameras will replace their predecessor, QIPC’s IRS system, which has functioned flawlessly for 18 years. Morten Hansen, Technical Manager at Jysk Fynske Medier, said that they have had the IRS colour register and cut-off register since 2002. He added, “In the past 18 years I have always said that this was the best investment we have made after installing the KBA Comet in 2000. We have always been very satisfied with the service of QIPC. After 18 years we come to know what we can expect and we know the people we are working with.”

Solution in trouble time

To sign, deliver, install and complete an order in troubled and uncertain times of COVID-19 crisis is quite remarkable. Taking all safety measures into account and by making good and mutual understandings, the entire process has proceeded excellently. “We want to complement QIPC for yet another good progress during the installation, which has gone as planned. Their Service Engineer, Tiemen van Eerde has done a great job, working late hours and solving challenges and adapted when necessary,” remarked Morten, adding, “We are looking forward to the years to come, expecting the same high service level and the same close relationship as we have been used to.”

Erwin van Rossem, Director of Global Sales & Marketing, QIPC, mentioned that Jysk Fynske Medier in Struer is one of the company’s first customers in Denmark and of course being awarded again with this project is a nice expression of their satisfaction. “Worth of highlighting is the fact that we are here upgrading an 18 years old system which confirms and proves the ‘Q’ in our name that stands for Quality,” he added.

Jysk Fynske Medier boasts of a team of around 1,500 employees and the group is Denmark’s second largest media company after JP/Politikens Hus. The media group produces 13 dailies, 57 weekly newspapers and owns five radio stations, five printing houses, and the communications agency STEP. Last year, JFM announced that they own an article robot that can write newspaper articles using algorithms, so that some works can be removed from human journalists. In April 2020, North Media acquired some leading newspapers, which include Helsingør Dagblad and Lokalavisen Nordsjælland. The corona crisis could cost JFM up to DKK 100 million.

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