Express KCS Inc. the leading independent provider of outsourced creative production solutions, announces that it has won a three year contract to supply advertisement production services to Penna plc, a global provider of HR services.

Penna is a leading provider of integrated resourcing solutions with a portfolio of blue chip clients in the public and private sector, placing high volumes of advertising in both on and off line media. As part of its strategy to drive the business forward, Penna decided to outsource its advertisement production, which is currently handled in-house, and to focus this team entirely on front line customer service. Express KCS was chosen as Penna’s outsourcing partner following a series of successful trials.

Express KCS will create, produce and supply all Penna’s advertisement requirements from its three global production centres in India. Job instructions will be passed from Penna’s in-house systems, which are to be integrated with the Media Ferry Job Management System where users can track, mark-up and approve jobs online.

A direct interface is being developed into Vio Adsend, Specle, and Penna’s proprietary proofing and billing systems, creating a fully transparent, completely integrated workflow.

Keith Pilling, Commercial and Operations Director of Penna plc said:

“Express KCS were the clear choice when looking for an efficient and effective provider of typesetting services. They understand our markets and are able to match the high quality standards we have set and the rapid turnaround times we need. This partnership adds real value to our client offer.”

 Robert Berkeley, CEO of Express KCS said:

“We are delighted that Penna has chosen Express KCS to produce work on behalf of their clients, which is testament to our understanding of brand management as well as efficient and effective creative production. The operational benefits that Express KCS has brought to clients in the magazine publishing and newspaper markets is now being sought by an increasing number of corporate clients who are impressed by our quality, accuracy and turnaround.”

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About Penna plc:

Penna is a global HR Services Group. Through effective services and unrivalled expertise, they help organisations improve their performance through their people.  Their expertise spans the entire employment lifecycle – from resourcing, executive search, executive interim and assessment to board and executive coaching, learning and development, consulting solutions and outplacement. To find out more, visit www.penna.com

Contact:

Keith Pilling, Commercial and Operations Director keith.pilling@penna.com

About Express KCS:

Express KCS. is a global, independent provider of outsourced creative pre-media and production solutions. For more than 40 years, Express KCS has provided high-end services to newspaper and magazine publishers, ad agencies, corporations, and retailers. Express KCS is ISO 9001 certified and operates production centres in Gurgaon and Pune, India. For more information visit www.expresskcs.com

Contact:

Sharon D’Cruz, Senior VP Marketing — +44 (0) 7899 996 957   sdcruz@expresskcs.com