Offset Alpine to be PMP sheetfed centre

PMP today has started reforming its Offset Alpine Printing (OAP) site in Lidcombe, Sydney, leading to 120 redundancies from the facility.

This brings the total number of staff shed by the company since its merger with IPMG to approximately 300 people, following the closures of its Wacol Print Queensland and Noble Park Victoria sites.

The Lidcombe site previously featured a mix of web printing, bindery and sheetfed capabilities, but will now become the dedicated facility for sheetfed requirements across the entire PMP group in Australia.

Rodd Pahl, spokesperson, PMP says, “A number of web presses, along with the bindery and mailing equipment will redeployed to other locations. Some of the older machinery will be decommissioned and sold.”

No additional presses are planned for the Offset Alpine site, which the company says has the capacity to cater for all current sheetfed needs. Sheetfed printing at its Geebung site in Queensland will continue, as ‘PMP Geebung in Brisbane is primarily for packaging’.

In the early days of the merger which went through on March 1, PMP flagged a transformation of sites in NSW, QLD, and VIC. Now sites in all three states have been named and PMP says further updates on the next stage of the implementation of the synergy plan will be provided in June.

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