Press Release

Malayala Manorama Contracts for 2 more “DIAMONDSPIRIT-SA” Presses


Malayala Manorama confirms strong faith in Mitsubishi’s Technology


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd. (MHI-P&PM) today announced the signing of a Sales Contract with The Malayala Manorama Company Limited, Kottayam for another Two DIAMONDSPIRIT-SA Presses, after the successful Installation and taking into Production of the Five Presses.


The Malayala Manorama, the largest selling Malayalam newspaper with 2.4 million copies, ordered Five DIAMONDSPIRIT-SA Presses from Mitsubishi in 2013 to enhance its Production efficiencies. The First Press was taken in to Production as early as November 2014, and the last Fifth Press has been in operation since June 2016.


Through this Project with Mitsubishi, The Malayala Manorama has been satisfied with the performance of the DIAMONDSPIRIT-SA and the Project management done by the Mitsubishi Team.


Mr. Mammen Mathew, Chief Editor & Managing Director of Malayala Manorama Ltd., says that “We ordered 5 Mitsubishi Diamond Spirit – SA presslines in 2013. All five are performing extremely well in terms of Print Quality, Reduced wastage and productivity.  Mitsubishi has also provided excellent after sales support.  We had no hesitation in placing our order for two more Presslines at a very competitive price”.


IST UV Installations at Indian Newspaper Publishers ABP Pvt. Ltd. and HT Media Ltd.

Mumbai, 3rd August 2015: German UV systems manufacturer IST METZ GmbH announced the sale of three UV curing systems to ABP Pvt. Ltd., located in Kolkata, and of one unit to HT Media Ltd., located in Mumbai.

The ABP Systems are for their Wifag & Goss Presses and the HT Media’s System will be installed with the Regioman in Mumbai.  The Systems will be handed over by end of Aug. 2015 to start full Production at ABP in Kolkatta and Sept. 2015 to start full Production at HT in Mumbai. 

IST METZ develops, produces and sells systems to cure solvent-free Inks, Varnishes, Adhesives and Silicones, in an environmentally-friendly manner, with focus of the business on applications for the graphics industry, setting industry standards for over 35 years. The Automobile and other Industrial coating Industries also, use their Systems.

The group, based in Nürtingen in southern Germany, with around 500 people worldwide & International Sales Companies in France, England, Italy, the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, China, Thailand and Japan, provides complete systems with both UV Arc-Lamps and LED. A major strengths of IST is the capability of integrating into presses as well as the deep process knowledge.

During the Techno Commercial decision making process, Mr. Snehasis C. Roy – AVP Production & Technical, ABP Pvt. Ltd., attributed their decision to opt for the IST Metz System because of the various advanced features and ‘Value for Money’ the equipment offers. The major reasons being, IST Metz offers a Water Cooled System with minimum Structural Weight and Piping requirement; all major Components made in house by group companies; the unique ‘Sliding’ Mechanism of the UV Curing Lamp sets, offers easy access for maintenance without cutting the Web; professionalism of IST Metz in dealing with the tight schedule; and finally the presence of local support from Newstech, their Distributors in India."

IST METZ will be present at the booth of Newstech at the WAN-IFRA Expo India in Mumbai at stand No. 211.

For further information, please contact:

- Newstech (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai - Mr. Roy Alex–MD, Mobile:+919820023954

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- IST Metz GmbH, Nurtingen – Mr. Jurgen Merz-Sales Manager, Mobile:+4915117101048

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