Russian printer smooths book production with Muller Martini

-opts Diamant MC and Ventura MC, the ideal solutions for an aspiring book publisher

(L-R) Roland Henn (managing director of Muller Martini Austria), Jurij Jefimowitsch Wikhalevsky (general manager of Uljanovskij Dom Petschati), Bernhard Schmid (Muller Martini corporate management), Michael Masinovsky (managing director of Muller Martini Russia), Wolfgang Henn (managing director of OD Systeme Handels and Vertriebs GmbH, Vienna, Austria).The dynamic printing house Uljanovskij Dom Petschati in Uljanowsk, Russia automated their book production with a new hardcover system, the bookline Diamant MC 60, Collibri back-gluing machine, Merit S three-knife trimmer and Ventura MC book sewing machine from Muller Martini.

Besides newspapers, advertising/stationary printing, labels and packaging, the company prints around eight million books every month. The printing house was founded in 1945 and has its own publishing company as well as a chain of bookstores. With the publishing boom in Russia in the 90’s, the production of books became the main business for this round-the-clock producing printing house. The number of printed books is increasing year after year as well as the number of employees, from 256 in 1991 to 1,400 today.

The company’s soaring success led to increased calls for a more modern production line. “We wanted a system that could produce high-quality books with minimal effort,” explains general manager Jefimowitsch Wikhalevsky. After a detailed evaluation the final choice was the bookline Diamant MC 60 with the Collibri back-gluing machine and the three-knife trimmer Merit S as well as the book sewing machine Ventura MC. “The solution offered by Muller Martini meets all our requirements,” he gladly points out.

As the average run of hardcover books is about 4,000 copies, the bookline needs to be changed over frequently. That is where the innovative Motion Control of the Diamant MC 60 shows its advantages: the intelligent, mechatronic machine concept optimizes product-related motion sequence of individual process steps. It increases flexibility and quality while reducing change-over times, ensuring lesser operating costs and increasing production reliability.

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