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Arab Printing Press (APP) in the industrial city of Sid El Bauchrieh near Beirut has been using Koenig & Bauer technology for decades. At the beginning of 2019, another press joined the growing list – a Rapida 106 with four printing units, inline coater, extended delivery and a perfecting unit for 2/2 production. Given the positive experience with the predecessor press, an eight-colour Rapida 106 for 4-over-4 perfecting installed in 2014, and in particular the extremely efficient and cost-effective production enjoyed ever since, it was only logical that the company chose this high-performance medium-format press again.
Arab Printing Press was founded in 1968 and today counts 110 employees. The product portfolio covers books (e.g. text books), labels, packaging and commercial work of all kinds. The demands placed on the company’s machinery base are correspondingly diverse. Alongside the aforementioned eight-colour Rapida 106, the press hall also accommodates a two-colour Rapida 104 and a five-colour Rapida 105. The new Rapida 106 is thus the fourth medium-format press. Its enormous productivity enables the replacement of two older presses.
APP produces for local and international markets. The company operates through several subsidiaries, including a sales office in Great Britain and two further printing facilities. APP is certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, FSC, UN Global Compact and SEDEX.