Malayala Manorama to add Manugraph’s Smartline press

Newspaper giant Malayala Manorama has confirmed investment for 13 towers of the Smartline 4x1 double width press from Manugraph for multiple centres across Kerala.

17 Nov 2016 | By Sriraam Selvam

“Malayala Manorama currently have five Smartline installations at their centres in South India and signing another 13 towers was a momentous occasion for both companies,” said Sanjay Shah, vice chairman and managing director of Manugraph.

According to Manugraph, ‘The Smartline is India’s only 4x1 double width press manufactured locally and is gaining popularity because of its various advantages like cost effectiveness, immense saving on foreign exchange, no expense on duty or shipping and easily available spare parts.’

“The five Smartline machines installed, have an exceedingly good production capacity and are running effectively since its installation four years ago. It is always a proud moment for us, when long-standing customers like Malayala Manorama repose their trust in our products. We are extremely pleased with this signing and look forward to many more Indian newspapers following their footsteps and invest in the Smartline,” concluded Shah.

Established in 1888, Malayala Manorama is one of world’s largest daily newspapers which registers a readership of 99.12 lakh with a print circulation exceeding 2.3 million copies. It is published from 18 printing centres: 11 centres in Kerala, five centres in Indian cities outside Kerala, and two located outside of India.

This investment takes the total new presses ordered by the company to three along with the recent (September) announcement of two Diamond Spirit-SA presses with Mitsubishi.