Progress Press Company Limited has just garnered a four year contract with the International Trade Centre, the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations based in Geneva.
The public tender call was issued in November 2009 in the UN’s Global Marketplace Tender Alert Service and was awarded on June 14, 2010. Progress Press will be printing perfect bound books for ITC.
“This is a feather in our cap,” said Alex Falzon, Progress Press Sales Manager. “Working for such an influential entity not only allows us to prove ourselves to market leaders in the world, but is also a boost for our employees who know that they are being entrusted by the best out there to deliver excellent work.”
Work is currently ongoing at the new printing press site in Mriehel. Construction has been completed on a number of areas, including that of administration and the web printing area. The new machinery has in fact already started being installed and its testing is soon due to commence, with printing on site expected to start in October 2010.
Managing Director Adrian Hillman stated, “This project is a great achievement for Allied Group of Companies and continues a vision of excellence which was sought from our very beginnings by the legendary Mabel Strickland. Our new premises will allow us to be more competitive yet, turning out work of high quality, and more importantly work which has never yet been produced locally. Indeed, this is an achievement for Malta as a country and puts us firmly on the printing map, competing against the best industry leaders beyond our shores.”