Welbound's 12 clamp perfect binder at HT Media

12 May 2011

L-R, Sunil Pandita and Ajay Madan of HT Media

HT media is one the oldest and largest media houses in India. HT Media has interests across the media of print, television, radio and internet.Hindustan Times, the flagship English newspaper of the group, along with Hindustan in Hindi, have a combined daily readership of over 12 million.

HT Media operates 19 print facilities spread across the country. They also have a  51:49 joint venture with Hubert Burda Druck GmbH of  Germany. They have set up bookbinding plants that rival some of the European facilities. Last year the company was in the news for bagging a 16 millon Euros printing contract with the French company Outiror for the next two years. This means printing of 100 million catalogues every year for the company’s three brands. HT Burda won the contract despite competitive pitching by printers from Italy, France and Germany. HTB will print 20 different types of catalogues. The company is in an advanced stage of negotiations with two large international retail brands for annual printing of 12 million catalogues.

HT Media has a full fledged commercial print facility, in addition to the news paper printing, at Greater Noida. They have installed Welbound’s 12 clamp perfect binder and trimmers to supplement their high-end Manroland R700 HiPrint sheetfed press at their Noida plant.

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