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Legrand has ensured the presses will keep rolling at News International’s new printing press halls in Knowsley, near Liverpool, by supplying a cable management solution that incorporates tray, trunking and ladder.
Once open the 14,000m² site, which is one of three being developed by the global media giant across the UK at a combined cost of £650million, will be used to print a range of local, regional and national newspapers, including the News of the World, The Sun, The Sunday Times and The Times.

“The scale of this development really does need to be seen to be believed, but suffice to say that when complete the 20 new triple width presses across the three sites will have the capability to each produce 86,000 copies per hour and a staggering total of 36million, full-colour newspapers every week,” said Legrand’s Area Sales Manager, Eddie Caffrey.

M&E Contractor EMCOR specified a cable management solution that truly tested the range and flexibility of the Legrand’s products. Its Swifts XRFL cable tray needed to be made to order in medium, heavy and extra heavy duty variations all of which were hot-dip galvanised. Meanwhile its Swifts ladder was supplied in two gauges, both general purpose and heavy duty, and again hot-dipped. Legrand also supplied standard Salamandre cable trunking and DLP perimeter trunking, which was used in the development’s offices.

Alistair Davies of Emcor said: “This project, which was worth £14million in electrical contracts alone, was our biggest job of the last year and as such we needed a cable management partner we could rely on to deliver what we needed when we needed it. Legrand’s products are second to none and its service proved to be every bit as good.”

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