In addition to a large rotary press, royal printers Em. de Jong in Baarle-Nassau (NL) also works with a sheet-fed offset press. Convoi has carried out a great deal of installation and removal operations for the printers in the past, with work commissioned by Tetterode Nederland. This time, work carried out by Convoi was commissioned directly by KBA. Em. de Jong Printers had urged KBA to have installation of the press effectuated by Convoi, because of their positive experiences thus far.

The combination of such praise and a competitive price resulted in Convoi being given the contract from German-based KBA for the installation of the Compacta 408. Convoi has done this kind of work frequently in the past, for example, for one of Em de Jong’s sister companies, Janssen/Pers in Gennep. With 4 experienced engineers, a 400-tonne lifting system and a 12-tonne fork-lift fitted with a hydraulic arm, the entire project was completed within the space of just a few days.

Both Royal Printing Em. de Jong and the client KBA were extremely satisfied. Since, 2 printing presses have been installed in Kiev (Ukraine), likewise on the instructions of KBA.

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