As part of a R4.5bn investment by Paarl Media Group in new equipment and facilities, Paarl Media Cape has installed a R150m new printing press, the Cerutti Aurora. It is the most advanced publication press, of its kind in the world.
The press prints 3.5 million A4 pages per hour, making it the fastest press in the country. The Cerutti Aurora press is only the second press of its kind to be installed in the world. Fire & Instrument Services were awarded the fire protection project for the press utilizing a 14 ton refrigerated CO2 system. A compressed construction timeline required that the tank be flown by plane from the USA. This complex factory-wide fire detection system and suppression systems are all monitored by an iBMS system.