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Griffin signs $56m deal with book publisher

Friday, 23 November 2018
By Wayne Robinson

Four year $56m: Griffin gets new deal with Penguin Random House

Book printer Griffin Press has signed a new four year $56m contract with Penguin Random House, for both hardcover and paperback titles.

Adrian O’Connor, CEO, Print & Distribution, PMP Australia, says, “We’ve forged a strong relationship with Penguin Random House that stretches back 25 years, and we’re delighted that we have not only renewed but expanded the terms of our partnership.

“The publishing industry has changed rapidly over the last years, and PMP’s investments over the past two years have helped Griffin develop the capabilities and capacity needed to provide the solutions Penguin Random House was looking for.”

The major investments at the SA based PMP owned business Griffin saw it install what was described at the time as the world’s most advanced digital book printing line, an integrated system of an HP inkjet web PageWide T410, a Kolbus finshing line, and an HP Indigo 10000 and HP Indigo 7800 for printing covers, both supplied by Currie Group. It also has a Scodix Ultra Pro Foil for cover embellishment, also supplied by Currie Group. It also has a web offset printing line.

Gavin Schwarcz, director, sales and operations, Penguin Random House, says, “We continue to be impressed with Griffin’s commitment to innovation and agile approach to printing, given the ever-changing environment. We believe it is important to partner with a company that is focused on setting up strong foundations for future success. In light of this we are really pleased to continue working with Griffin and getting the best new books into the hands of Australian readers.”

 

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