Transcontinental kept its momentum in the fourth quarter and ended fiscal 2008 with adjusted earnings per share of $1.73, compared to $1.50 in 2007, up an appreciable 15%. Adjusted net income, which excludes asset impairment, restructuring costs and unusual adjustments to income taxes, is a good indicator of the Corporation’s operating performance.
A new operating structure has been implemented at Transcontinental Inc. to support its growth strategy by creating the Marketing Communications Sector. It is designed to accelerate the development of new services focused on one-to-one advertising and new communications platforms, while continuing to strengthen and extend its publishing and printing assets through its Media and Printing Sectors.
IF THIS magazine chose to hand out an award for the biggest newsmaker of the year, the 2008 honor would go to Quebecor World (QW), hands down. One might contend that the attention, while merited, is not the type of exposure a company would want: Financing issues, trying to sell an unprofitable venture and muddling through with bankruptcy in two countries. But Quebecor World is a printer for our economic times, the No. 2 in North America at a time when market leaders (Circuit City, AIG, Lehman Bros.) have come crashing down.
HAMBURG/NÜRTINGEN, GERMANY—April 15, 2008 – The German-based machinery manufacturer Kugler-Womako, a Körber PaperLink company, will present ProBind, a binding machine particularly developed for cost-effective binding, at drupa 2008. Kugler-Womako’s ProBind addresses the needs of bookbinderies, trade finishers and small stationery manufacturers who are looking for a binding machine with manual feeding for small-to-medium-size production runs. In addition the machine is especially useful as a supplement to more automated converting lines to process smaller orders. “The new ProBind achieves 30 binding cycles per minute and is therefore especially suited for manual feeding”, says Stephan Bühler, Product Manager, Kugler-Womako. “Thus the efficient operation of the machine
HAMBURG/DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—April 10, 2008—Pemco, the specialist for folio-size sheeting, and a member of the Körber PaperLink Group, will showcase an SHM 1450 DR (dual rotary) at drupa 2008 in Hall 11 at stand B62/C62. The specification of the SHM 1450 DR sheeter on display has proved to be particularly popular with printers for “In-house” sheeting of their paper and carton board requirements and to service their printing presses “on demand” in keeping with JIT production philosophy. The SHM range of high precision sheeters from Pemco provides great flexibility. “In addition to traditional paper and board products, the SHM 1450 DR can sheet a broad
HAMBURG/DÜSSELDORF—February 11, 2008—At drupa 2008, the most important and worldwide the largest fair for the printing and paper converting industries, Körber PaperLink (KPL) will be present on 1,200 sqm in Hall 11, Stand B62 / C62. For the first time all paper companies of the group, including E.C.H. Will, Pemco (with the brands SHM and Wrapmatic), Kugler-Womako and Winkler+Dünnebier, will be assembled together under the same roof. They will share a stand with common corporate design to demonstrate the integration of Winkler+Dünnebier within the Körber PaperLink Group. For 14 days Körber PaperLink will showcase its unique system solutions for paper sheeting, converting and packaging.