Roularta Printing Secures Sustainable Partnership with The Financial Times for EMEA Magazine Printing

23 October 2023

London (UK) & Roeselare (Belgium), October 23, 2023 — Roularta Printing, the Belgian-based printing company owned by Roularta Media Group and internationally renowned since its establishment in 1954, is delighted to announce that the worldwide esteemed publisher, The Financial Times (FT), has chosen Roularta Printing as their partner for the printing of their prestigious magazines destined for distribution across the European continent, the Middle East & South Africa (EMEA).

The following magazines are taken care of by Roularta Printing:

  • How To Spend It
  • Art of Fashion
  • Business Education
  • FT Wealth

The decision of The Financial Times to entrust the production of their esteemed publications to Roularta Printing reflects a shared commitment to excellence and quality, respecting the highest sustainability standards.

Both firms have an unwavering dedication to serving a discerning readership with a superior reading experience.

Both the state-of-the art facilities and the experienced team of Roularta Printing are perfectly equipped to meet The Financial Times' high standards.

Janet White, Global Director Print at FT:

"The choice of Roularta Printing as a strategic partner is based on various considerations, including a strong emphasis on sustainability, continuous investments in cutting-edge technologies, and the unparalleled quality standards maintained by Roularta Printing. Additionally, their long-term vision plays a crucial role in a rapidly consolidating market.”

Steven Renders, General Manager at Roularta Printing:

"We are honoured to be chosen by FT as their trusted partner for magazine printing in EMEA. This collaboration underscores our unwavering commitment to excellence and our relentless pursuit of delivering unparalleled quality in every project we undertake. Also, our continuous attention for sustainability played a key role in FT’s decision. E.g., this year, we invested 4.5 million euros in the replacement of our ovens by energy-efficient alternatives. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership."

About Roularta Media Group (RMG):

RMG is a Belgian publicly-listed multimedia group and a leader in magazine brands (general and business news, women's and lifestyle brands) in Dutch and French, local media in Flanders (primarily Sunday newspapers, location-based advertising online and on TV screens, networking events, etc.), provincial newspapers (Krant van West-Vlaanderen), and financial and business newspapers (De Tijd and L'Echo, in which RMG holds a 50% stake).

In the Netherlands, RMG has the second-largest portfolio of magazine brands (opinion, investing, 50+, sports, lifestyle, and special interest).

In Germany, RMG is a market leader in media for the fifty-plus audience.

With Roularta Printing Services, RMG operates the largest offset printing factory in Belgium, producing high-quality newspapers, magazines, and catalogs for the Belgian and international markets.

In total, Roularta Media Group employs approximately 1,300 full-time employees, with consolidated revenues of €343 million.

About The Financial Times (FT):

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organizations. Published for 135 years, the FT is recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT Group employs more than 2300 people worldwide, including 700 journalists in 40 countries.

Janet White
Global Director Print The Financial Times
Steven Renders
General Manager Roularta Printing