Addition to KBA Comet at Nation Media Group in Kenya
Capacity boost for fast-growing print business
Broad product spectrum
Alongside the Daily Nation, which is by far the biggest selling newspaper in Kenya with a daily circulation of 200,000 copies, the Comet prints the Sunday edition, the Sunday Nation; a weekly newspaper, The East African, which is distributed in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ruanda; a business title, The Business Daily; and two Swahili titles: Taifa Leo (a daily) and Taifa Jumapili (weekly). A raft of supplements, plus contract work for Kenya and the rest of East Africa, ensure that this internationally popular singlewidth press is kept busy.
Higher fullcolour capacity and pagination
The Comet in Nairobi has a maximum web width of 840mm (33in) and a 578mm (22.75in) cutoff. Following the extension the press line will comprise twelve reelstands, 56 printing couples (six fourhigh and two twohigh towers) and two jaw folders. It is controlled from KBA ErgoTronic consoles with a remote diagnostics link. It can pump out up to 96 broadsheet or 192 tabloid pages, of which 48 and 96 pages respectively can be in full colour.