If Wednesday was one to instill confidence, today's final day of the Publish Asia conference in Kuala Lumpur brought home all the instabilities and insecurities which had brought many delegates here in the first place.
With eight engineers in the region dedicated to maintenance, service and enhancements, Goss International says several Australian commercial and newspaper printers have completed significant projects recently to improve the productivity of their presses.
The company reports increased interest in the range of aftermarket services it markets as Goss Lifetime Support.
Australia general manager Matt Sharkady says Goss has a wealth of experience in service, parts delivery and press enhancements: “All of these can benefit our customers and help to support the productivity of installed presses at a time when new press investments may not be possible,” he says.
Customers have access to the complete range of services including full press maintenance, repairs and spare parts, rebuilds, routine periodical servicing and phone support. Goss International also offers a wide range of enhancement options for older presses.
Says Sharkady, “Folder audits and rebuilds are currently a popular choice for our customers. A qualified engineer visits the facility to complete an audit and spends a day checking various items including cams, jaws, bearings, gears, and other parts known to wear over a period of time.
“The result is a detailed report of the folder condition, including a list of parts and a labor estimate required to bring the folder back to original operating specifications.”
Rural Press Printing, McPherson Media, Regional Printers Tamworth, Hannanprint Sydney and Offset Alpine Printing have all taken advantage of upgrades and extensions available through the programme in recent months.
“There has been an increase in safety audits and new safety technologies for older press systems as well as upgrades to remote inking systems allowing ink level settings to be controlled from the press console,” says Sharkady.
More details from service coordinator Stuart Sosbey in Melbourne, phone +61 (3) 9560 1666.