27 April 2016
KBA completes web press retrofit at Metroland
TORONTO—KBA North America has completed a drive retrofit of two reelstands and a retrofit of the motion control and drives in one of the four printing towers in the pressroom at Metroland newspaper. The installation was a month-long process.

 Wayne Savage, maintenance supervisor at Metroland Media

KBA’s retrofit/rebuild program offers preventative change-over installations from drive components from AMK and BRC on an existing web offset press and replaces them with new enhanced technology. 

“We print over 100 community newspapers with over 125 editions that span from London in southwest Ontario to Ottawa in the northeast, with concentration around Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area,” says Wayne Savage, maintenance supervisor at Metroland Media. “It’s imperative that we need reliable running equipment. We chose KBA to do the retrofit because we felt they could do the job with the least amount of downtime and because of the extensive knowledge of their factory-trained personnel. In fact, KBA’s retrofit process did not hinder our production at all; they came in, did their work without any interference to anybody, and got the job done on schedule.”

Metroland newspapers is one of Canada’s leading community media companies with operations in newspapers, digital properties, flyer distribution, printing, consumer shows, magazines, directories and online commerce.
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