Aussenansicht des Neubaus eines Druckzentrums für Rhein Zeitung

Feasibility study and operational planning for the construction of a new modern printing centre.

The Rhein-Zeitung is a regional newspaper issued since 1946 in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate. In order to print around 200,000 local issues each day, a new printing centre was to be constructed for the Mittelrhein-Verlag based in Koblenz. The IE Graphic experts managed the operational and logistics planning so that ideal conditions could be created for a time-saving and, above all, economic newspaper production. The main goal was to set up as functional a printing plant as possible in cost-optimised design. The result is an industrial building with the latest production technology and an integrated media and visitor centre.

Building contractor:
Mittelrhein-Verlag GmbH, Koblenz

Planning and implementation:
IE Graphic

Feasibility study, land surveying and working out an optimised concept for the operational processes and the logistics, as well as the general planning and implementation as the general management contractor for the construction of a new cost-optimised printing centre in Koblenz

Construction time:
15 months

Scope of construction:
27,960 m²

Optional areas:
12,800 m²

Gross storey area:
7,400 m²

Investment amount:
EUR 42 million

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The challenge.

When planning the construction of the new printing centre in Koblenz, it was deemed necessary above all to prevent down times during newspaper production. Likewise, the IE Graphic experts had to compensate for replacing the rotation manufacturer and re-adjust the printing processes for the publisher. This meant that a phased commissioning was required in order to complete the new construction according to schedule. A new mailroom system was to be integrated into the new industrial building which can be operated independently of the rotation speed. The efficient pre-gathering system was also meant to offer an economical processing of the inserts.

The success factors.

First, based on feasibility studies and land surveys, an optimised industrial construction concept was drafted. In this way, the IE Graphic experts were able to shape all operational processes and material and personnel flows to be more efficient. The thought-out installation and supply and disposal system of the printing machines also ensures as sustainable a printing centre as possible. This means that the installation of high-tech and automated production technology created ideal conditions for a time-saving newspaper production with the greatest print quality.

15 months

from the feasibility study to the resuming of newspaper production


commissioning of the overall production technology


and process and cost-optimised printing centre


daily newspapers printed each day in the best quality

Saving time

during the printing processes thanks to the installation of high-tech printing machinery and mailroom technology


of an attractive media and visitor centre in the industrial building

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