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Manroland Sheetfed sales reflect the maturity of the Indian packaging converters

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

Manroland Sheetfed Offset Presses gradual re-entry into the Indian packaging market over the last few years is paying off, as the business has significantly improved in the past year. The company's wholly-owned subsidiary in India, Manroland Sheetfed Offset Presses India, grew bolder as the pandemic and the lockdowns ended and went beyond talking to its sizable installed footprint in the India monocarton industry.

This has paid off, as the industry has resumed structured capacity building, with several converters purchasing highly automated 7-color plus coater automated B1 presses after delaying investments for the previous two or three years. Thus, the Indian packaging converters acknowledge the Manroland Evolution Sheetfed Offset Presses series as one of the contemporary automated options that must be considered when looking  at capacity expansion.

Recently, Sain Packaging and Galaxy Offset Presses, two monocarton businesses in the Delhi NCR, purchased Manroland Sheetfed Offset Presses Evolution 700 presses. In addition to the usual IR and hot air dryers, the presses with full automate loading also have interdeck and end-of-press UV cassettes. While Galaxy's Evolution will move to its new plant constructed south of Manesar, the Sain Packaging press will be installed at its plant in Sonipat, which is located north of the city. The two Evolution presses will be installed and shipped in time for the fiscal year that ends on March 31, 2022.

The third German offset sheetfed press manufacturer, Manroland Sheetfed Offset Presses, has successfully renewed its focus by rejoining the ranks of international suppliers selling new 7-color coater UV presses with automation into the Indian market. It has been a struggle. However, the company's re-establishment and its steadfastness in providing spare parts, services, and technical support services have resulted in numerous sales of both new and used presses. The rapidly expanding and maturing Indian carton industry has significant options thanks to its active participation.

The carton printers and converters in South Asia and India are now comparatively knowledgeable about the specifics and technicalities of buying an advanced automated press. They have no trouble sorting through the various levels of options, features, and "innovations," looking for high performance and dependability not only in the machines but also in the Indian distributors and subsidiaries of the five major manufacturers.

In this highly technical and competitive market, improved inputs and consumables come as standard, as does back office support and engineering services. The carton manufacturers have the infrastructure in place to use these presses to higher specification work and quality at rated speeds for performance, productivity, and return on investment. They are looking for industrial strength reliability. The press that has been commissioned in this market in the current fiscal year is no less sophisticated or automated than that which has been commissioned anywhere in the world. They are aware of the advantages of automation to the skilled human resources and the talent in the press room.

For more information on MANROLAND SHEETFED, please contact your local Dynagraph representative.


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