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dmg media will increase the number of newspapers it prints on its own presses next month, as the contract with News UK’s Newsprinters to print the London supplies of Metro comes to an end.
The printing of these copies will transfer to dmg media’s Harmsworth Printing plant in Thurrock and Reach’s Westferry Printers from issues dated 8th October. Thurrock will print 400,000 copies, Reach will print 420,000 copies at Luton, and Johnston Press prints 90,000 copies at its Portsmouth Web plant in Hampshire.
Reach has also extended its current contract with dmg media to print Metro editions for the East Midlands, Cardiff and Bristol. Total production will be 90,000 copies.
Newsprinters also prints the Metro in Scotland at its Eurocentral plant and on Merseyside at its Knowsley plant. And Johnston Press prints the Yorkshire and Newcastle Metros, while editions for Manchester and Birmimngham are printed and published under franchise by Reach.
Julia Palmer-Poucher (pictured above), dmg media’s group production director, said, “We thank Newsprinters for six successful years printing Metro, London. Newsprinters remains a strategic printing partner as we continue to print copies of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday and Metro regional titles across its print sites.”
John Brewis, managing director of Reach Printing Services, said: “The new contract builds on our long-term relationship with dmg media and we are extremely proud that we've been able to secure these titles into our newly expanded network. This builds on our reputation and past performance and, as such, is a reflection of the effort and skills of everyone involved.”
Pictured below: Reach’s Westferry plant in Luton will print 420,000 copies of the Metro per night for London distribution