I thought the rags have been printed in Germany for a while now, interesting news though
I understand that some is already - for example the workbooks.
If everything is in place logistically, and Germany has the capacity, why not move it all over sooner-rather-than-later? Makes sense.
I think that it is the logistics that's the issue, not the actual printing - the issue being getting all the transportation / distribution routing set-up, not just for deliveries to congregations in Britain, but for the other countries that the Britain Bethel printed for.
Just out of curiosity; if the Britain branch is to cease printing, then
what is the purpose of building new branch facilities in Chelmsford
Mostly office-based (service desk etc) to organise the JWs in Britain. Probably some filming work for JWBroadcasting - but, no, not-a-lot.
What's interesting is that it would seem, that with what is going to be left - they could have probably have just reduced/contracted the Britain Bethel to the original Mill Hill base - and sold of all the satellite locations including the factory - rather than build out in the 'middle-of-nowhere' in Essex......