Landa once again took center stage at drupa, taking over €450 million ($505 million) in orders for Nanographic Printing presses. An estimated 200,000 visitors thronged to the Landa stand to catch a glimpse of its 20 daily live press demos. Visitor enthusiasm translated directly into hundreds of sales meetings, with orders taken in all major geographical regions, including the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Landa reported numerous multiple-press deals, demonstrating market confidence in Landa and its Nanographic Printing presses. “drupa 2016 will be remembered as the inflection point in the industry’s transition from mechanical printing to digital. In the past, digital printing vendors had to try to convince the market that digital is the way to go. Previously it was a ‘push’ selling motion,” says Benny Landa, chairman. “Now, for the first time, the situation has reversed. There is a very strong ‘pull’ from the market, driven by both customers and brand-owners, who are now demanding digital printing. It seems that the market leaders — in packaging, commercial printing and in publishing — have come to the realization that they simply must go digital.”
TC Transcontinental (TSX: TCL.A TCL.B) is proud to respond to the Québec government’s call for businesses to support the health and social services network in its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. According to the order of priority established by public health, the company will offer the supervised vaccination to the local population, TC Transcontinental employees and their families starting at the end of May.
The company’s vaccination centre will be in Montréal’s Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles borough, given TC Transcontinental’s significant presence in the East end of Montreal. It will be located at the head office of the company’s Distribution activities at 8000 Blaise-Pascal Avenue, Rivière-des-Prairies, close to the Transcontinental Transmag (printing – Anjou), Transcontinental Recycling Montreal (packaging – Anjou) and Transcontinental Flexipak (packaging – Pointe-aux-Trembles) plants.
“We were very enthusiastic about participating in the collective vaccination effort when the call to businesses went out to support the Quebec government and public health authorities,” said François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of TC Transcontinental. “This mobilization is part of our campaign to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination among our employees and is in addition to the measures put in place in TC Transcontinental facilities across Québec, Canada, the United States and Latin America to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As a responsible corporate citizen and a major player in economic development, in addition to contributing to the community, we have a duty to play a major role in protecting our employees, our organization and our activities. “
The project office set up by TC Transcontinental will be responsible for the logistics of organizing and running this vaccination centre in accordance with the recommendations of the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île de Montréal and the government measures in effect related to COVID-19. In addition, the company intends to collaborate with other players and organizations in the East end of Montréal as part of this initiative. Finally, TC Transcontinental will recruit volunteers among its employees to mobilize further and give back to the local community.
TC Transcontinental is a member of a business coalition for vaccination that contributes free of charge through financial, material and human resources, in order to allow the Québec government to focus its resources and manpower to reduce the pressure on the health care system.