Amandeep Singh of Narang Sons says, "The Indian packaging market has expanded multiple folds in the last ten years. And it has the potential to keep expanding in coming years. After the FMCG sector rapidly adapted to newer packaging options, this industry has got a boost in sales in the field of printing and packaging. This has supported even the small players of the market. As urbanisation is taking over in the rural areas of the country the demand for packaged products will rise to its all-time high. That is why I am very positive and optimistic for my products to have increased demand to meet the market requirement."
Narang Sons will focus on two products at PackPlus. One is a product used in BOPP and similar packaging products (used in rice, atta, chemical, fertilisers, etc. 5/10/20 kg bag packaging). The other product range is used in paper bag and corrugated boxes.
Amandeep Singh adds, "Our products comes under the SSI sector and has low value in the total cost of the material. This is one reason, there are no organised players in the market. As in the last decade, our company could see the potential in this growing market, we have focused on quality and supplies of our product. This has helped us to rise as an organised manufacturer who can meet the expectation of our clients in the emerging market.
Singh feels, "Our industry should not underestimate and neglect the importance of the small products used in the packaging industry. The smaller products are equally important."
Singh's wishlist at PackPlus: I would like to interact with Ashok Chaturvedi, the MD of Uflex Industries.
Gaurav Bansal of Kiran Consultants, says, the global packaging market is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3.5% to reach USD 998 billion by 2020. This is being largely driven by Asia - and India.
He adds, "We are very enthusiastic about the growing packaging market, new eco-friendly packaging innovations and increased applications of packaging in the supply chain replacing loosely sold material. With the growing volumes, comes issues of lot traceability, planning, wastage control, MIS, accounting where we come into play and help the manufacturing industries streamline their end to end processes."
Kiran Consultants will showcase Flexibiz during PackPlus. Bansal says, "The show is a packaging and supply chain event, where we get to meet a lot of pharma and food manufacturers looking for packaging materials etc. We wish to help this segment by providing our CRM Solution for distribution. It is an order booking mobile app to assist the retailers and stockists to book their orders to the C&F/Distributor. For the packaging and Label manufacturers, we have an ERP Solution."
The company has had a successful 2016 during which it implemented CRM Solution for distribution at Virbac India – a healthcare company. This means, 300 sales reps, area managers and stockists send their orders to C&F thru mobile. Plus the sales reps can book their daily time attendance through the mobile phone.
Bansal hopes, "The usage of IT to manage the business processes will boost the industry process. He says, "For pre-sales we have CRM Solution managing leads, estimates & quotations. Post-sales we have trouble tickets management, bill payment collection system. ERP manages the order booking, planning and production, dispatch, accounting." ERP, he feels, caters and copes with all pain areas and intricacies."
The company is GST compliant. Bansal explains, "All our clients have being given the updated patch. Clients can generate all the returns and upload it onto the GSTN Portal. Keeping track of all purchases and sales and filing is not possible without a good software. Our ERP meets all the requirements plus the production specific needs, so it’s a win-win for the client."
Vishesh Gupta of PR Packaging says, "Our current demographic dividend is a competitive advantage among all other countries. Consumerism is bound to grow as we see higher and higher positive sentiment in the country. More people, more products, more packaging. The Indian packaging industry will grow strongly in the packaged food, luxury and high-end, and consumer electronics segment."
PR Packaging will showcase cosmetics-oriented lamitubes and rigid boxes at PackPlus.
The company that diversified into lamitubes, and expanded in rigid boxes, in 2016, now offers lamitubes, folding boxes, rigid boxes or plastic boxes.
Vishesh Gupta says, "One technology which is under-estimated by our industry but has a great future is ... data usage and artificial intelligence." He explains, "We see other industries capturing this technology in its prime time, but not the printing and packaging one. What kind of data is to be collected, how to do analytics on that, real time MIS, making predictions using data from the past, all this can be very important."
Gupta feels, cosmetic majors like Emami, L'Oreal use very subtle packaging along with a blend of powerful statements and innovation.
Gupta's wishlist at PackPlus is: Visit the Huhtamaki-PPL stall and try to meet Pradeep Kumar Pandey, Emami.
Sunil Chaudhary of TTR is confident of 15% growth in packaging will showcase printerheads and thermal transfer ribbons. In 2016, the company started manufacturing (coating) for thermal transfer ribbons.
He feels inkjet has a great future. And companies like Markem are a must-watch. He invites visitors to the stall saying, "TTR has some monopoly products with good pricing range for printer-heads like Zebra."
PackPlus at a glance
Uflex Engineering will offer solventless lamination kit, slitting machine with a turret system, pick-fill seal machine and extruded snacks packing machine
Modtech Machines will launch its robotics case erector and case-packer
Bagla Group will present automatic shrink-wrapping machines from Minipack, Italy
MRL Printing Rolls of MRL Group will be launching rubber roller sleeves, anilox rolls, design rollers for printing, rotogravure printing, lamination and flexo printing
Skytech Corporation will launch air cushion packaging machine
Bandma will launch a new range of packaging solution