CGI Support DEFRA in Swift Foot & Mouth Response

It is often said that the true test of an organisation is how it reacts in a crisis. Printers CGI proved their worth by maintaining DEFRA’s reputation for responding swiftly to potential emergencies. By the time the Foot and Mouth outbreak in Surrey had been confirmed on Friday 3rd August, DEFRA had already written comprehensive information booklets and Communisis, the print management specialists retained by DEFRA, had put CGI on standby for a possible overnight print contract. Despite a heavy workload, CGI were able to commit the resources to meet the contract’s very tight deadline.

The eight full-colour documents were digitally delivered to CGI on Friday evening and by Saturday lunchtime the documents had been digitally printed to CGI’s usual high standards, finished and delivered to the distribution centre.

John Moore, Head of Print, Media & Publicity at DEFRA said, “With an issue as serious as Foot and Mouth, it was vital that emergency information was distributed immediately to livestock keepers across the country. We needed printers who could respond very quickly whilst maintaining the high quality of all our printed material. As usual, Communisis and CGI were able to meet this exacting schedule and we are grateful for their support in this situation.”

The CGI Group
CGI Digital is part of The CGI Group (Holdings Ltd), a leading provider of worldwide print and communications with approximately $140 million in revenues and 800 employees. Specialising in providing end-to-end communications for both local and global organisations, the business operates in strategic geographic markets worldwide including Jersey City, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, and Manila. CGI Europe has three sites in London and key services include lithographic and digital printing, binding and finishing, mailing and fulfilment, facilities management and a wide range of creative and marketing services.

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