Rupert Murdoch opened his Eurocentral printing plant in Scotland today, announcing it is the “largest and fastest” in the world, MediaGuardian reported.
The first stage of the UK subsidiary News International's £650 million printing press modernisation programme was also unveiled by the chairman and chief executive of News Corporation Murdoch, who was joined by Alex Salmond, Scotland's first minister.
“This new plant can produce 86,000 copies an hour of a full colour newspaper up to 144 pages in size,” Murdoch said, according to MediaGuardian. “That is three times the speed of our old presses and provides readers and advertisers with greatly improved quality .”
The new full colour, high speed presses will publish the Scottish editions of News International's the Sun, the Times, the Sunday Times and the News of the World.
The Eurocentral plant is located near Glasgow and is the first stage in a £650 million investment in new print facilities across the United Kingdom by News International, which will allow all its titles to print in full colour. The company signed a long-term contract to also print at Eurocentral the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, as well as the Glasgow Solicitors Property Centres Property Guide.