“At Newsprinters Eurocentral we have created an environment of Operational Excellence that focuses on delivering world class products and services that set the standard in print and manufacturing. This has been reflected in the growth in our customer base and the global recognition of Operational excellence in achieving the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, the only company in the UK to achieve this level and the first print company in the world. We are proud of our people who every day do their best to deliver for the customer the highest quality in the industry.”


Ross McCombe, Senior Operations Manager.


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Our Eurocentral plant, a £56 million investment by parent company News UK , at Motherwell, in Scotland, was officially opened by Scotland's First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Alex Salmond in April 2008. He was joined for the occasion by News Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch.


The purpose built plant, which replaced an ageing press hall on a cramped inner city industrial estate, houses 2  triple-wide Manroland Colorman XXL presses with 2 x 4:7:7 format Folders . This has the distinction of being, to date at least, the largest and fastest newspaper printing press in the world. Eurocentral can print a 144-page tabloid straight in a single pass on the presses at speeds up to 86,000 copies an hour.


Colour and Quality of any of our products is also ensured via Automated Colour Control Technology which has been fitted to all of our Printing Towers


The result?

Hugely efficient and effective newspaper manufacturing for News UK titles and our third party contract print customers, saving both time and money. As part of our drive to attain world-class status, we have successfully gained and retained ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditation as well as BS OHSAS 18001. These three systems are for our Quality Management, Environmental Management, and our Health and Safety management respectively.


The plant currently prints northern editions of The Sun, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Financial Times, The Midweek and Sunday Sport plus a number of Flagship regional titles.