Asia's first Rossini plant in Pune

By 15 Sep 2014

Rossini, the Italian manufacturer of rubber rollers, sleeves and mandrels for flexography and gravure presses will inaugurate its new 8,000 sq/m plant in Chakan, Pune, on 23 September, 2014.

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Driven by customer demands, Rossini’s manufacturing setup in India is its only factory in Asia. This will help its customers in a huge way, especially since the import of rubber rollers is quite expensive.

“The requirement of high quality rubber rollers from the Asian markets is ever growing and with a presence in India, Rossini will be able to tap this growing market,” said Ashvin Hebbar of Rossini India, who will be responsible for the sales and marketing for Rossini in India. The factory once operational will produce rubber rollers, speedwell sleeves and mandrels.

The Pune factory will be able to produce up to 10,000 rollers per month. The factory will have equipments imported from Italy, similar to other Rossini plants in the world. The rubber compound, which is the most important factor in delivering high quality rollers will also come from Italy. 

"This will enable Rossini to maintain the quality that is being currently supplied from Rossini Italy and to propel standardisation of the products," said Hebbar.

Rossini supplies sleeves and rollers to all the major OEMs for Gravure& flexography presses such as the Bobst Group ,Cerutti, Comexi, Uteco, KYMC etc. Also, Indian manufacturers like Kohli Industries, Expert Industries, Pelican Rotoflex, Uflex , Raulimex etc use Rossini sleeves and rollers on their presses.

Hebbar added, “We also have plans to strengthen Rossini’s presence in neighboring countries such as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and also extend it to Middle East countries once the factory goes operational.”


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