Gopsons paper invested Euro 3 million in its book printing infrastructure. The Nodia National capital region (NCR) based book printer has bought advanced book lines for both paper back and hardback from Norhaven a media and printing company based in Europe.
Vasant Goel, Director Gopsons papers informs us: "most of our investments are in the purchase of equipment for high volume book manufacturing which will be installed by end 2008. The bindery, from Nordbook; which is one of the key units of Norhaven includes a kolbus book production line and Muller martini inline hardcover book production line along with CTP.
Gopsons has also purchased a Timson T 32 book press, which will be deployed for black and white book production. "The Timson T 32 is ideal for medium to long run work as the machine produces more pages per signature with corresponding savings in make ready time and increases bindery efficiency and can be utilized with a number of different folder designs. The machine will produce 64-page open three sided signatures from a single web. With its speed of 1300 feet per minute, the press will produce more pages per hour than any other book press with us." There have been announcements of government spending in the education sector, which has augmented a rise in print run." We are getting good orders from state governments like Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and institutions like NCERT and NBT. Our current capacity is 2, 00,000 of paper back booka and 25,000 hardcover books per day. With the latest investment, we will increase our capacity by additional 1, 00,000 paperbacks and 35,000 hardcover books per day," Goel said.
Gopsons expects a growth in hard cover along with soft cover books. The number of hard cover books which Gopsons will produce shall double in 2008 as compared to 2007. In 2006-07, Gopsons produced more than 10 million centre stitch books, 2.8 million hard cover and six million paper books. In 2007-08, Gopsons has already produced two million hardcover books- with six months to go in the current year.