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$4.38 million print machinery deal inked at printing, packaging, and signage exhibition

Singapore, 29 July 2015 – Mr Aaron Lim, Managing Director of Refine Printing, Mr Herbert Cheong, Chairman of Cyber (Pte) Limited, and Mr Seiji Utsunomiya, General Manger of Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology Ltd, signed a contract today at PrintPack+Sign 2015 (PP+S), confirming Refine Printing’s order of 2 press machines and 8 post-press finishing machines worth a total of $4.38 million.
 
Mr Lim said: “The purchase of these new high-tech machines will help develop new capabilities in our business. The idea is to take a typical print job out of the box by re-defining print through innovation and applying print methodologies in our products. These new machines will help increase our productivity. For example, the UV feature in our new Ryobi Press will reduce drying time, which will ultimately put the printed goods in the hands of our customers faster. In a competitive landscape like Singapore, time is of essence and I'm sure our new machines will serve us well.”
 
Undergoing a transitional period, printers are re-aligning their business models, making changes in order to drive their businesses to the next level.
 
PP+S is Singapore’s printing, packaging and signage business exhibition, organised by BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH). The inaugural edition received overwhelming response from the industry. The show grossed 3,355sqm, 12 per cent larger than the targeted figure.
 
The outlook for the industry is positive, as it redefines ideas and transforms itself alongside the digital age. The demand for short-run, on-demand work, innovative packaging to enhance shelf appeal and sustainable packaging is driving the industry to evolve and discover its own niche areas.
 
Several market leaders such as Epson, Konica Minolta, Mimaki, AVS Technology (Roland), RISO, USC Solutions (Mutoh & Hewlett Packard), are utilising PP+S as a launch pad for new technology.
 
Happening from 29 to 31 July at Level 1, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, visitors can walk the show floor to discover the latest technologies, watch live machine demonstrations, and attend informative seminars on printed electronics, print management applications, and packaging design conducted by experienced presenters. More information can be found at: www.PrintPackSign.com


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(L-R) Mr Winston Lim, General Manager of BizLink Exhibition Pte Ltd, Ms Foo Mee Har, Member of Parliament, West Coast GRC and Member, Government Parliamentary Committees (Finance and Trade & Industry; and Manpower), Mr Herbert Cheong, Chairman of Cyber (Pte) Limited, Mr Aaron Lim, Managing Director of Refine Printing, Mr Seiji Utsunomiya, General Manger of Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology Ltd, and Mr Chua Wee Phong, Executive Director of BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd Co. 
Registration. No. 198402868E  


For more information, please contact:
Melissa Teo (Ms)
Assistant Marketing & Communications Manager
BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd 
DID: 6848 5936 

HP: 9233 4926
Email: 
melissa@bizlink.com.sg 

Germain Chong (Ms)
Marketing Executive
BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd 
DID: 6848 5257

Email: 
germain@bizlink.com.sg 

Deror Wong (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226
Email: derorw@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Media 
The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section). It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and 
Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including 
U-Weekly. 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, omy.com and SPH Razor. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

Properties
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

Other Businesses

Online Classifieds
SPH's online classifieds include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds 
(STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classifieds business has a number of leading online classifieds sites in the region.

Events and Exhibitions
Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 
 
Education
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.