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    CPI announces second Quantum® HP T360 inkjet line in the UK


    CPI UK today announces the purchase of a new HP T360 inkjet press – the second for CPI UK and the seventh for CPI across Europe. In addition to the new press, CPI has bought significant assets resulting from the demise of MPG Printgroup.


    The new colour Quantum®, an HP T360 press coupled with a Timson T Fold finishing line, will form part of a battery of digital lines at CPI and will be installed at the West Country site of CPI Antony Rowe. It will produce high quality monochrome and colour hardback and paperback books.


    CPI Group's first colour Quantum, installed at CPI Antony Rowe in Chippenham, Wiltshire, at the beginning of last year

    CPI Group’s first colour Quantum, installed at CPI Antony Rowe in Chippenham, Wiltshire, at the beginning of last year

    ‘We are very pleased to be making these purchases, which are part of our growth and transformation strategy,’ commented CPI UK’s CEO, Francois Golicheff. ‘The Quantum® sits perfectly with the continuing market shift towards shorter but more frequent print runs. Having the right type of press for our market is critical and the HP gives the quality our customers expect.’


    Ian Browning-Smith, CPI UK’s Chief Operating Officer added, ‘We installed our first Quantum® line last year and have been exceptionally pleased with the speed of the ramp up. The digital expertise of the management team and workforce at our Chippenham plant, combined with the quality and efficiency of the Quantum®, means that progress has been impressive and has exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to growing these resources. With the addition of the equipment acquired from MPG we will be able to shift our capacity positively in this important part of our UK business.’


    The former MPG assets bought by CPI includes Timson and Kolbus equipment. Browning-Smith expects the equipment to start to come on line later this month and to be in full production in time for the pre-Christmas season.


    The purchases form part of a three year investment programme announced by CPI in May, which will see further investment in the group’s commercial print business, CPI Colour, later this financial year.

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