Jack Jia (center), President and General Manager of Beijing Shengtong Printing, together with (from left) Finn Nielsen (Managing Director of Muller Martini Hong Kong), David Chen (Sales Manager of Muller Martini Hong Kong), Rudolf Müller (Chairman of the Board of Muller Martini) and Bruno Müller (CEO of Muller Martini) at the drupa.
The list of Muller Martini systems installed at Beijing Shengtong Printing within the last decade is long – various press delivery systems, two perfect binders (an Acoro A7 and a Corona C12), two Diamant booklines, several Ventura book sewing machines, and two saddle stitchers (a Tian Ma and a Primera C130). Since the company, which is among the largest Muller Martini customers in China, grew again by 20 percent last year, its President and General Manager Jack Jia decided to purchase a second Primera C130 saddle stitcher. The purchase agreement was signed at Muller Martini’s drupa stand.
Jia gave three main reasons for choosing the Primera C130 again this time: “First, our good experiences with Muller Martini over the years, especially regarding service. Second, quick changeover times. And, third, the high degree of size flexibility.” Beijing Shengtong Printing will produce magazines in A4 and A3 formats with print runs of between 20,000 and 100,000 copies using the new saddle stitcher. That means frequent changeovers are required. “The high degree of automation of the Primera C130 will be very useful for us in that respect,” emphasized Jia.