Deshmukh to inaugurate Express new printing press in Mumbai

Mumbai, July 30 | Updated: Jul 31 2006, 05:36am hrs
The Indian Express Group will launch a state-of-the-art printing press in Mumbai on Monday and doing the honours will be Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

The event, to be graced by high-profile personalities across the corporate and industry spectrum, government, media, and clients and associates, will have Ganesh Naik, state excise minister, as guest of honour.

Viveck Goenka, Chairman and Managing Director, and Shekhar Gupta, Group CEO & Editor-in-Chief, The Indian Express Group, will also be present.

Part of a multi-dimensional publishing industry, The Indian Express has always kept pace with the changing times by constantly evolving in its marketing structure and communications network without shifting from its core journalistic values.

The new printing press will be yet another significant step in that direction. A part of its Rs 100-crore expansion plan, the group inaugurated a new printing press at Aurangabad a fortnight ago, and will continue to set up new printing machinery at New Delhi, Pune, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Kolkata in the coming weeks.

Founded in 1932 by Ramnath Goenka, The Indian Express was the unifying voice behind India's struggle for freedom in the 20th century. In 2006, it's still the voice of the people and an epitome of fearless journalism.

The promise made by founder Ramnath Goenka to deliver uncompromising journalism has today become an instrument of national empowerment. With a single edition 74 years ago, The Indian Express now has editions from all over the country that empower 19 million people across India with its extensive news gathering.

The new press in Mumbai will integrate a programme of technological advancement that promises to make Express journalism like never before. It will lead to an upgradation that envisages new editions, new designs, new technologies and an editorial revamp for The Indian Express Group publications in the next three months.