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Success for Alma Manu in international newspaper quality competition

Alma Media Corporation Press release May 21, 2012 at 10:00 am (EEST)


Alma Media’s printing and distribution company Alma Manu Oy obtained membership in the Quality Club of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) for the years 2012-2014.

Membership in the WAN-IFRA Quality Club is the internationally most prestigious acknowledgment of a newspaper printer’s production quality. New members are selected through the International Newspaper Color Quality Club (INCQC) competition that this year had 192 participating newspapers from all parts of the world. Alma Manu’s Tampere printing facility participated with Aamulehti, and the Rovaniemi facility with Lapin Kansa. This is the second consecutive membership for the Tampere facility. The previous one was achieved for the years 2010-2012. The Rovaniemi facility now participated for the first time.

-Quality is an important competitive factor for both us and our customers. Good print quality helps the customers get their message across when, for example, the tonality of images is correct. Customers have commended us for our top print quality, says Helvi Liukkaala, Managing Director, Alma Manu.

The INCQC membership required meeting WAN-IFRA quality criteria in measured and general print quality. The application process lasted from January to March. A panel consisting of international experts judged factors such as the correctness of tones, sharpness and balance. A total of 26 different aspects were judged on one page. Alma Manu was particularly successful in accuracy of colour conformity and colour register.

For more information, please contact:

Helvi Liukkaala, Managing Director, Alma Manu Oy, telephone +358 10 6653009

Alma Manu in brief

Alma Manu Oy is a pioneer of printing and distribution. It brings together the newspaper printing houses in Tampere and Rovaniemi as well as the morning newspaper delivery in the Pirkanmaa, Satakunta and Lapland provinces. Alma Manu prints 3.9 million newspaper copies weekly and delivers 1.6 million, making it Finland’s second largest newspaper delivery company. Alma Manu employs approximately 1, 200 people and is part of Alma Media. Read more at

Alma Media in brief

Alma Media is a dynamic media company whose best-known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Alma Media employs approximately 3,000 professionals. The company’s revenue in 2011 totalled MEUR 316.2 with an operating margin of 13.3 per cent. Alma Media’s share (ALN1V) is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at

  • Published: 21.5.2012, 12:00
  • Category: Press release, Releases

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