Roularta updates workflow to sync with ERP

Feb 23, 2024 at 09:52 am by admin

Workflow efficiencies are creating benefits for Belgian newspaper and magazine printer Roularta.

Established in 1954, the operation includes four heatset web presses – one 16-page manroland Goss Rotoman and three 72-page Lithomans – as well as a Colorman newspaper press, with a variety of finishing options and packing lines.

In an interview for Agfa Graphics successor ECO3, production manager Peter Leroy told of the company’s choice of modular Apogee software to replace existing workflow and to interface with a new ERP system. Apogee Impose provides automated impositioning, with WebApproval as its online collaboration platform.

Head of digital assembly Peter Bardoel says the main benefit has been flexibility. “We used to work with predefined templates, with a template for each new print job, but with Apogee, you can adapt more easily,” he said. “Although it requires a little more expertise on the part of our operators, it adds a lot of value to their work and reduces the risk of errors.”

The country’s largest offset printing operation, Roularta Printing is part of Roularta Media Group, which has more than 60 news and lifestyle titles and a range of regional and local newspapers, as well as a presence in the Netherlands and Germany.

ECO3 will be in Hall 5 at DRUPA in Düsseldorf this year.

Pictured from left: Erik Peeters (ECO3) with Peter Bardoel and Peter Leroy


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