What are the top trends in the print industry in 2013 in India (at least two or three)?
There is more focus on packaging. More thrust on shorter make-readies, reduction in wastages and highly automated presses.
What makes the Indian marketplace unique, or similar, to the global marketplace?
In the Indian market place there is still a vast difference between the best and better level. On one side technology comes almost as it is launched globally and on other side there exists several buyers for technology which was prevalent in 80’s and 90’s.
Your plans for Pamex 2013?
KBA will be demonstrating the latest Rapida 75 – four-colour press with all its automation. MBO will display the latest M-80 folder, the first modular folding machine, which can be extended or added even at a later stage. Besides, there will be demonstrations of M-80 being instrumental in the production of folders for the pharmaceutical industry.
Your expectations from Pamex 2013?
While KBA remains dominating in the middle-format segment in the Indian market, our presses in smart format is still not up to the mark. With Rapida 75 in action at the show, we intend to bring and demonstrate KBA’s supremacy in the smaller format, too. We expect much bigger foot falls in Pamex this year.