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Harland Simon Press Controls go live at PPG

September 2014

As part of the new press installation at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Harland Simon was selected to provide press controls for the new Goss Uniliner which went into live production on Sunday 7th September.

Lehtisepät Oy, Jyvaskyla

July 2014

Lehtisepät Oy, Finland has selected Harland Simon to replace their Wifag WPOS control systems on the press located at their Jyvaskyla site.

Harland Simon complete GMI ink controls upgrade

June 2014

Harland Simon has delivered another successful press controls upgrade for the Halifax Media Group and the Gaston Gazette, NC.

Advance Central Services Michigan upgrades controls and drives to support growing commercial print business

May 2014

Harland Simon has completed a project to upgrade controls and drives at Advance Central Services Michigan’s Ann Arbor, Michigan production facility. The upgrade will support the company’s growing commercial print business.

NHS Forth Valley Go With RFID Discovery

May 2014

Harland Simon is delighted to announce it has received an order from NHS Forth Valley to supply the RFID Discovery Solution to help manage their fleet of mobile medical devices.

Harland Simon to secure production for Tribune Review, PA

March 2014

Harland Simon is pleased to announce that the Tribune-Review, PA, one of Trib Total Media’s production facilities has contracted with Harland Simon to replace its aging and obsolete press control system on its Goss Universal 70 Press.

Harland Simon to upgrade inserter controls and post press management systems

February 2014

The Windsor Star, ON, part of the Postmedia Network, has selected Harland Simon to complete a critical upgrade to its post press operations.

Doug Shillington, Director of Production for The Windsor Star commented, “this is an exciting time for the Star’s packaging department ...It has been a real pleasure working with Charlie and his team to get this multiple phase project over the goal line.”

Iain Stewart MP pops in to UK HQ to discuss RFID Discovery

February 2014

Harland Simon presented its RFID Discovery system to the local MP for Milton Keynes South, Iain Stewart.

Iain was shown the many benefits of the system and how savings have been made across a number NHS Trusts in the UK.

Harland Simon’s RFID asset tracking solutions for Healthcare launch into Brazil

February 2014

Following on from the successful implementation in a number of hospitals in the United Kingdom, including Addenbrookes, Birmingham Heartlands and Royal Devon and Exeter; the RFID Discovery asset tracking systems have been launched in Brazil.

Pablo Toledo, pictured centre, visited the UK office recently for some RFID product training.

Knauf to Install Next Generation WMS

January 2014

Harland Simon to install new and improved Warehouse Insight system into Knauf's manufacturing site at Sittingbourne.

Paul Rainer, Knauf’s Supply Chain Development Manager, commented " ... We are convinced that Warehouse Insight really does provide something that isn’t available elsewhere and we’re looking forward to reaping the rewards of the installation”.

Harland Simon Upgrade EAE Press Controls at The Desert Sun-Palm Springs, CA.

December 2013

Halifax Media Group and the Gaston Gazette, NC have selected Harland Simon to upgrade their ageing ink controls and provide enhanced presetting capabilities.

Prima RIPSet has been the leading presetting system for offset presses around the world for over 15 years. It will provide Gaston’s GMI inkers with detailed and couple specific presets to minimize start up waste and enhance quality from first copy.

Harland Simon upgrade ink control screens at Clays of Bungay

December 2013

The famous book printers Clays has selected Harland Simon to provide an upgrade solution replacing the old ink controls on their seven Timson presses.

Many popular titles have been printed here including the Harry Potter books and Robert Galbraith's AKA JK Rowling, The Cuckoo Calling.

Harland Simon to upgrade GMI ink controls

December 2013

Halifax Media Group and the Gaston Gazette, NC have selected Harland Simon to upgrade their ageing ink controls and provide enhanced presetting capabilities.

Prima RIPSet has been the leading presetting system for offset presses around the world for over 15 years. It will provide Gaston’s GMI inkers with detailed and couple specific presets to minimize start up waste and enhance quality from first copy.

Harland Simon drives away more obsolescence.....

November 2013

Harland Simon is pleased to announce another press drive upgrade, this time at the Winston Salem Journal, NC.

Upgrading the 9 unit, 2 folder Mitsubishi press will take place in early 2014.

Come and meet the Experts at IFRA 2013

September 2013

Come and meet the Experts at IFRA 2013

With just over 2 weeks until the biggest Print Show in Europe Harland Simon will be there again this year. Come and meet the experts in Berlin on stand 2.2.320.

Warehouse Insight from Harland Simon feature in NEW Intralogistics Magazine

September 2013

Intralogistics Magazine is a new magazine starting this September featuring interviews, reviews, views and news promoting knowledge & excellence in the Intralogistics market.

Harland Simon are proud to feature in the launch issue with a feature on their Warehouse Insight system.

Harland Simon to upgrade another manroland press

August 2013

Harland Simon to upgrade another manroland press

Harland Simon has been contracted by The Lincoln Journal-Star, NE to complete the latest manroland upgrade on their Flexoman press, originally installed in 2000.

RFID tags manage mobile devices and saves Addenbrookes £100,000 in the first year

August 2013

This White Paper explores how radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology can provide a viable and effective way to manage mobile medical devices.

Harland Simon to upgrade the Aurosys roll handling system at the Des Moines Register

July 2013

Harland Simon to upgrade the Aurosys roll handling system at the Des Moines Register.

John Staiano Managing Director – Americas for Harland Simon commented, “We will be using standard off-the-shelf hardware and ‘no disruption to production’ philosophy, as we do for all of our projects, to make this a success.”

How Warehouse Insight has benefited Yeo Valley Farm Productions

July 2013

Dave Snook from Yeo Valley made a presentation at his year's IMHX show explaining how Harland Simon's Warehouse Insight has benefited yoghurt production.

NHE article - Beyond RFID Asset Managment at Addenbrooke's

June 2013

Take a look at the excellent article from the National Health Executive - Beyond Asset Management.

Simon Dawkins, MEL Supervisor at Cambridge University Hospital discusses how the benefits of RFID can reach far beyond asset management.

Company of the Month - so says Industrial Process News

June 2013

'A modern champion of all things control and automation'.

Harland Simon complete their 1st Drive Upgrade in Latin America

June 2013

El Mercurio needed a viable solution to their drive selectivity problem.

Harland Simon presented a non-proprietary, locally available and cost-effective solution.

Charles operates Harland Simon controls at DC Thomson in Dundee

June 2013

Following completion of installation of Harland Simon press controls and management systems at DC Thomson, Dundee, Charles and Camilla pay a visit.

Industrial Process News IMHX Show Review Top 20

May 2013

Industrial Process News features Harland Simon's Warehouse Insight system in IMHX Show review Top 20

Harland Simon exhibited at Printtek 2013

May 2013

Harland Simon are pleased to have been invited to represent themselves at the 6 day long exhibition.

Incorporated within the Medya Makina stand, Harland Simon demonstrated the NEW Prima MS system and P6000 desk.

Warehouse Productivity Secrets Revealed

May 2013

During Promat TotalTrax’s Executive VP, Phil Van Wormer, gave a presentation entitled ‘Warehouse Productivity Secrets Revealed’ featuring Harland Simon's Warehouse Insight system. The presentation also investigates how efficiencies were achieved using case studies such as at Yeo Valley Farms (Production) Ltd.

First order in Paraguay for Harland Simon

May 2013

Harland Simon has secured another order in South America, and its first in Paraguay to upgrade MEG D500 reelstands at Editorial AZETA in Asuncion.

Harland Simon ha asegurado otra órden en América del Sur, esta vez la actualización de porta bobinas MEG D500 en Editorial AZETA en Asunción, Paraguay.

Web based training courses now available

April 2013

Harland Simon is now offering web based online training courses. You now have the flexibility to choose your training time from the comfort of your office chair.

More drive and control upgrades for Harland Simon at British Lead

March 2013

Harland Simon's partnership with British Lead Mills continues as work to uprade the drives and controls for the roller tables, coilers and main mill drives for the Schmitz mill commences next month.

Rockwell Automation Recognised System Integrator

December 2012

Harland Simon is pleased to announce that as from 1st November 2012, Harland Simon PLC has joined the RcSI program and will benefit from the dedicated technical and projects support from Rockwell Automation in the successful execution of automation projects.

e-Quip and RFID Discovery join to provide automatic loan management

October 2012

Equipment managers who use RFID Discovery and Integra’s e-Quip version 2.5.0 can now look forward to new functionality allowing them to collect asset location data and automatically open and close equipment loans.

In a recent article by The Daily Mail it was reported that 'thieves are walking out of NHS wards with vital equipment, an estimated £13 million worth of defibrillators, heart monitors and beds go missing every year'.

Read the article here

Sin Chew Daily, Malaysia goes for major modernisation

October 2012

The latest step in Harland Simon’s growing relationship with Goss International will see a major modernisation and upgrade programme undertaken at 2 of Sin Chew Daily’s production plants.

Each of these sites will be equipped with the latest version of Harland Simon’s industry acclaimed management system, Prima MS, and its associated RIPSet presetting module.

Yeo Valley set to roll out ‘Warehouse Game-Changer’

September 2012

Harland Simon has recently implemented its Warehouse Insight system in one of Yeo Valley’s warehouses in Somerset in order to provide new KPIs for the company and a new understanding of how the warehouse operates. The warehouse itself is a 40,000 sq ft chilled distribution centre for many of Yeo Valley’s dairy products which are supplied under their own name and for a number of leading supermarket chains.


Harland Simon to upgrade drives and controls at British Lead

September 2012

British Lead at Welwyn Garden City has decided to upgrade the drives and controls on the Davy McKee lead rolling line and has selected Harland Simon’s upgrade solution. This will provide new drive controls for the main mill drive and controls for the rotary shear and pinch roll assembly.

David Ward the Operations Manager at British Lead said “We have a long, happy relationship with Harland Simon and so it was a natural decision to ask Harland Simon to provide the new drive and control systems."

Harland Simon to secure production for the Birmingham News, AL

August 2012

Harland Simon is pleased to announce that the Birmingham News, AL, one of Advance Publications flagship production facilities has contracted Harland Simon to replace its ageing and obsolete control system. “To have the opportunity to work with a production team so excited and focused on the future was encouraging to say the least."


Harland Simon to upgrade manroland Geoman press controls at Newsquest Hampshire & Dorset

August 2012

Harland Simon PLC has been selected by Newsquest as partners to upgrade the press control system at its Southampton site.  Major elements of the existing press control system are no longer available, including PCs, desk screens and PLCs.  Harland Simon will provide a 'non-proprietary' solution so that Newsquest has a fully supportable system for the foreseeable future and is not dependant on a single supplier for most of the press control components.

Gannett Publishing Services / Asbury Park Press select Harland Simon to replace aging controls and presetting systems

July 2012

Gannett Publishing Services has further demonstrated the need to stabilise critical equipment to guarantee production up time and minimise waste by placing another order with Harland Simon.  The project will replace the ageing ink and damp controls on 3 Goss Metro presses at the Asbury Park Press, NJ facility.


Addenbrooke’s adopt ‘RFID Discovery’ for asset tracking and report improvements within 8 weeks

May 2012

A new radio frequency identification (RFID) asset tracking solution called RFID Discovery has enabled the Medical Equipment Library (MEL) team at Addenbrooke’s hospital to generate significant improvements in the overall management of their portable medical equipment.

GFR Media - San Juan, Puerto Rico selects Harland Simon for its drive upgrade needs

May 2012

Harland Simon continues its ‘drive’ into drive upgrades by signing a contract to upgrade AC press drives on GFR Media’s, formerly EL Nuevo Dia, two Colorliner presses; which makes this the third such upgrade in as many months.


Turkish Newspaper Printer Star Medya Group to benefit from Harland Simon Control System upgrade

April 2012

The Star Medya Group plans to increase its competitive position and improve its products for its readers, printing more pages in colour than have been available up to now.

Harland Simon drives away more obsolescence.....

April 2012

Harland Simon is pleased to announce another press drive upgrade, this time at the Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, CO. This marks the seventh drive upgrade in the last two years, and the sixth on Goss equipment, highlighting Harland Simon's dedicated economic approach to critical component upgrades.


Harland Simon to replace manroland Press Controls at the Des Moines Register

February 2012

Harland Simon is delighted to announce that the Des Moines Register, one of Gannett’s largest newspapers, has selected Harland Simon to replace the press control systems on its three manroland Geoman presses.
The contract includes replacement of the upper level management system, control consoles, on unit hardware, reelstand controls and parts of the Baumuller drive system.

The Columbus Dispatch Update Prima Esprit

January 2012

Three years on from the original installation and Harland Simon has been contracted to configure its versatile auto impositioning system (Prima Esprit) to handle the  3 plate per cylinder revolution) press configuration soon to be implemented at The Columbus Dispatch.