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Kiwi print giant rationalises Sydney business

Thursday, 30 November 2006
By Print21

A major realignment of production capacity will follow as Ron Hoolahan’s former business moves from its Lewisham factory. It is expected that much of the company’s printing capacity will be disposed of with the remainder, mainly finishing kit, transferred to the Agency site at Seven Hills.

The decision makes sense with Agency having the more up to date kit, including two large Heidelberg perfectors, the latest installed this year. Its production facility has been described as the most automated in Australia.

No one from PPG was available to confirm the details at time of going to press.
It is not know what will happen to the approximately 145 staff at Graphic World.

Graphic World Printing was the first Australian company purchased by PPG in 2004 when it commenced its build-up in Australia. The Kiwi giant has since gone on to have a major presence in both Sydney and Melbourne (Impact Printing), specialising in buying high-production sheetfed printing companies with the latest Heidelberg equipment.

It is now the largest trans-Tasman sheetfed-printing group.

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