October 15, 2020 By PrintAction Staff
TC Transcontinental Printing, a sector of Transcontinental Inc., has announced it has invested over $10 million over the past eight months into its book printing platform in Québec, mainly at its Transcontinental Interglobe plant in the Beauce region.
The investments have allowed the plant to improve its manufacturing efficiency to better meet demand from North American customers and the fast delivery times expected by the market, while reducing its environmental footprint.
“These major investments demonstrate our confidence in the future of the North American book market and our desire to build our printing platform in growth verticals like this one,” said Jacques Grégoire, chief development officer, Printing & Media at TC Transcontinental. “The timing is right for these investments with the signing of several contract extensions and new agreements with major educational publishers. They will allow us to remain competitive in the market and take on larger jobs to continually meet the growing demand from our customers.”
Most of the investments were used to purchase robotic equipment installed in the binding and bagging departments in order to increase production capacity and speed, while reducing the use of the local workforce, given labour constraints in the region. Some of the investments have also been allocated to modernize the colour systems on web and sheetfed presses to improve register control and colour reproduction.
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