“Our current press offers all the essential prerequisites for success: A high level of automation, reliability, exceptional flexibility and fast makeready. It was clear that we would continue along the chosen road with Koenig & Bauer at our side,” said MZ managing director Bernd Preuße. The new Commander CL will enter production in the fourth quarter of 2019. Since the initial market launch just a few years ago, Koenig & Bauer has now sold 27 presses of this type to users in Germany, France, China and the US.
Alongside the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, with a circulation of almost 200,000 copies, the 115 employees at MZ produce advertising supplements, brochures, booklets and other print products in the Rhine and half-Rhine formats. Further activities include extensive mailing and logistics services.
The DuMont group operates in three main areas of business: regional media, business information and marketing technology. In the regional media segment, a strong portfolio of newspaper titles such as Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Berliner Zeitung, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, Kölnische Rundschau, EXPRESS, Berliner Kurier and Hamburger Morgenpost is augmented by numerous regional ad supplements and local radio stations.
With a maximum web width of 1,400 mm and a cylinder circumference of 1,020 mm, the new Commander CL can print up to 45,000 full-color newspapers per hour with 32 pages in Rhine format or 64 pages tabloid. It comprises two four-high towers, a KF 5 jaw folder and two Pastomat reelstands with Patras A reel logistics.