"Komori machines deliver the desired speed, quality and return on investment," opined Amit Kotak, proprietor at Mangal Paper Mart, a Mumbai-based commercial printer, on why he continues to be loyal to brand Komori.
Kotak's latest investment - Komori Enthrone 429, a four-colour 20x29inch press - is the second Komori workhorse at his facility. "The new machine is ahead of the previous Komori in more than one ways. One, it's a brand new machine; two, it can handle a bigger sheet size - the first Komori is a four-colour 19x26 inch equipment - and finally, it is the latest model in the Komori stable.
The Enthrone 429 was commissioned by Insight Print Communications.
The purpose of the investment was two-fold; to increase the production capacity and cater to large-size requirements in-house. "Most of the clients that we cater to, have short-run job requirements. On an average, we produce about 40 such jobs daily in a 24-hour shift. With the new machine we are seeking to double this production capacity. Additionally, we can now print jobs of a larger size instead of outsourcing it and thus decreasing our profit margins."
The production capacity of Mangal Paper Mart translates to an average of 1500 sheets per day. Most of the works include printing brochures, catalogues, booklets for media agencies, real estate developers among others.
In addition to the two Komoris, the firm is equipped with a couple of cutting machines and a few finishing equipment across two galas; in a combined site of 1600 sq/ft.