Alma Media's regional newspapers in Northern Finland to be printed at Kaleva printing house
Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Release 14 June 2013 at 15.00 EEST
ALMA MEDIA'S REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS IN NORTHERN FINLAND TO BE PRINTED AT KALEVA PRINTING HOUSE
Kaleva's new printing house in Oulu has been selected as the printing location for Alma Media's regional newspapers Lapin Kansa and Pohjolan Sanomat. The new printing location will enable better transport and distribution efficiency of the regional newspapers and ensure their continued early morning deliveries.
The newspapers will be printed at the new printing house from March-April 2014 onwards. The change in printing location has no effect on the service provided to readers.
- We have developed our operations with the aim of ensuring the high-quality early morning delivery of newspapers even in the North. By printing Lapin Kansa and Pohjolan Sanomat in northern Finland we can continue their early morning deliveries to customers. Using a printing house located in Oulu facilitates more effective coordination of transport and delivery, says Helvi Liukkaala, Managing Director of Alma Media's print and delivery company, Alma Manu Oy.
In April 2013, Alma Manu announced it will shut down its Rovaniemi printing facility by March next year. The decision to close the Rovaniemi printing facility was made due to the company's general objective of improving the efficiency of printing operations and ensuring its future competitiveness and vitality.
In 2012, Alma Manu employed a total of 1,090 people in Pirkanmaa, Satakunta and Lapland. Of these, approximately 930 were newspaper delivery employees.
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For more information, please contact: Helvi Liukkaala, Managing Director, Alma Manu Oy, tel. +358 10 665 3009
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Alma Media is a media company focusing on digital services and publishing. In addition to news services, the company's products provide useful information related to lifestyle, career and business development. The services of Alma Media have expanded from Finland to the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Central Europe. The company employs approximately 1,900 professionals (excluding distributors), of whom over 20% work outside Finland. Alma Media's revenue in 2012 totalled approximately MEUR 320. Alma Media's share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.com