Marquis details $9M investment plans

PrintAction Staff
June 19, 2018
By PrintAction Staff
Marquis Book Printing’s Montmagny, Que., printing plant.
Marquis Book Printing’s Montmagny, Que., printing plant.
Marquis Book Printing says it has begun implementing Industry 4.0 concepts through a $9-million investment in its Montmagny plant. It explains the investment is one of the first steps on its roadmap to accelerate growth, increase global productivity, and better meet its clients’ business needs.

“Our environment is changing and Marquis is adapting. The entire book and printing sector is changing. Print runs and order volume are increasing and require a quick turnaround; print-on-demand and on order is up, with a trend toward zero inventory. Perfectly balancing supply and demand is becoming a necessity for content publishers, for all titles,” says the Quebec printing house.

The upgrades in the Montmagny plant are already underway, with the installation of three digital inkjet presses, two assembly lines and two perfect binder lines. This first phase, according to Marquis, will enable the plant to produce an additional 3 billion pages. The company expects future roadmap plans will be announced later this year.

Marquis says all of the new equipment will be interconnected using an automated production flow developed by EPAC called PACEX. Enabling direct communication without human intervention, the solution manages equipment from different manufacturers in a single, integrated and automated workflow, the printing company explains.

“Aligning technology with publishers’ needs has always been one of Marquis’s strengths. The entire Marquis team is convinced that this new, carefully considered investment, will give our clients wings on all the local, national and international markets,” Serge Loubier, Marquis President and CEO, says. “It’s a major milestone in Marquis’s history and teamwork is what allowed us to achieve this technological breakthrough.”

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