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Habasit Rossi improves efficiency at Harmsworth Quays Printing

Harmsworth Quays Printing, the UK’s largest newspaper printers, has selected Habasit Rossi as its preferred supplier of choice, installing the company’s belting solutions to improve process efficiency and reduce replacement belt cost at its manufacturing facility in Surrey.

The company, which is the printing arm of The Daily Mail and The General Trust (DMGT), had been experiencing issues with its previous belts which would continuously fail, causing considerable downtime and a significant reduction in production at the site. It was clear that a more reliable, durable and cost-effective solution was required.

Iain Windsor, technical publishing manager at Harmsworth Printings’ Surrey facility, commented: "With the existing belts life expectancy becoming shorter and shorter, resulting in a loss of production, it was clear that we needed a more reliable and durable solution.

"I needed to find a reliable supplier which was able to help us at short notice, and able to provide a cost effective, easy to fit solution. Habasit Rossi fit the bill perfectly, particularly when it comes to service and support.

"We are pleased with the solution that Habasit Rossi provided, the quality and performance of the belts is excellent, and we are set to make remarkable cost and time savings moving forward. We now operate with 95% of our belts being those of Habasit Rossi, and couldn’t be happier."

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