Publisher Pressdram, which has used Polestar to print satirical magazine Private Eye for three years, has renewed its contract for a further three years.

The fortnightly title, which has a print run of 350,000, is produced at Polestar’s Bicester facility on 52gsm paper on the site’s Heidelberg Sunday 4000 and Komori 38 web offset presses.

Polestar Bicester managing director Lindsay Atkinson said: “Private Eye is a brand that is instantly recognisable to everyone.

“The team is very proud to have printed this title for many years and are delighted the client has chosen to continue our relationship.”

Meanwhile, German automotive component manufacturer, Hella, has placed its catalogue work with Polestar Wheatons on a two-year contract, marking the first time the firm has chosen to print its material outside Germany. Within the portfolio there are 28 catalogues and the deal will run into millions of copies every year, with typical runs from 20,000 to 80,000.

The bulk of the work will be printed on an HP Indigo 5500 and two sheetfed litho presses, a Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 and a Manroland 700 Series. Longer-run material will be printed on a Timson ZMR.

Hella is a global, independent family-owned company with more than 29,000 employees at 100 locations in more than 35 countries. The Hella Group develops and manufactures lighting, electronic components and systems for the automotive industry.

“This is the first time the catalogues have been printed outside of Germany,” said Polestar business director for new media Ian Allan. “It is a very important win for Polestar and shows the breadth of capability of what we can deliver.”