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York gets a Komori for new Assam unit

14 July 2014

After setting up a new unit in Assam earlier this year (the company has two units in the state, and another one in Meghalaya), the Guwahati-based York Print has decided to invest in a Komori press. The machine will be installed in September and it will be set up in its second unit in Assam.

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Ankit Mehra of York Print said, the new Komori printing machine, GL 640 105, is a six-colour press with online coater, which can be operated at a maximum speed of 16,000 sheets per hour. It is a UV ready machine and is equipped with all the automation systems. 

For now, the company plans to use the machine only for conventional jobs. Considering future requirements, however, it may convert the same into UV press. For the next one year, Mehra said, York Print will utilise the strength of the new machine to improve its services for better customer satisfaction.  

Presently, the total production capacity of York Print, terms of printing, is 900 tonnes of paperboard every month. After the installation of the new machine, the company hopes to increase the same to 1,300 tonnes. The company with a group turnover of over $25 million, has manufacturing units spreading over 1,40,000 sq/ft.
 

To support the new Komori, York Print is now planning to add a new automatic lamination, folder gluer and online inspection machine.

The company’s Unit 3 in Assam went operational in February and according to Mehra, the company is satisfied with the progress of the new plant in the last five months. “Currently, the new unit is converting close to 200 tonnes of paperboard every month and has been also certified for BRCIOP by SGS,” Mehra said.

On York’s additional units in Meghalaya, Upper Assam and Bangladesh, Mehra said, “We have finalised the plan to set up of a unit in Dhaka in the current financial year. We plan to do it in two phases. In the first phase, we will start up with the post-press related activities (such as die cutting and side gluing) and in the second phase, we will install UV printing machine along with foil stamping, lamination, coater and flute related machines.

 

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