C Kumaravel: 3D printing of essential PPEs will benefit all

By 17 Jun 2020

Vellore-based Padmashree Printers is one of the wellknown names in the North and Northwestern Tamil Nadu and Southern Andhra Pradesh regions. Kumaravel is of the opinion that his company’s reliability beats the competitions in the region.

C Kumaravel of Padmashree Printers, Vellore

Q: How did you stay in touch with your staff during the lockdown?
We have a total of 100 staff. The company’s directors and managers were in touch with most of the staff frequently to check on their wellbeing and planning for resuming office and factory.

Q: Describe the work your firm does.
We do high quality multi-colour offset printing using new RMGT 920 machine and Topaz CTP. We serve direct customers as well as B2B through well established ordering and delivery system and a strong delivery team.

Q: One top job that built your reputation...
We have many jobs in our experience, but making same day delivery of one lakh fliers to a regional textile showroom during a festival season is one such commitments that continuously build our reputation. Our reliability beats the competitions in the region and same day finished job deliveries put us on the top of the suppliers list, which got us good reputation with trust and pride.

Q: What’s your typical customer?
Wedding invitation customers, small business owners, schools, colleges with marketing material requirements are our typical customers. On top of this, thousands of regional small printers are in our list who get jobs locally, gets printed by us at a fast pace, which increases their turnaround time as well.

Q: Which territories do you serve?
North and Northwestern Tamil Nadu and Southern Andhra Pradesh.

Q: Which type of markets do you serve?
Wedding invitations, college pamphlets, packaging material printing, and laminated advert fliers.

Q: What equipment do you run?
RMGT 920 and Topaz CTCP.

Q: The first thing you will invest in 2020/2021...
Business expansion.

Q: What’s the USP of your factory operations?
Higher quality, lower price, better customer experience with faster delivery embedded with mobile and web technological innovation.

Q: Something out-of-the box that print can do, which could benefit the planet...
3D printing of essential PPEs.

Q: Your proudest achievement...
Strong ordering and delivery process enabled with 30 lines PRI VoIP capability, to get the mail orders printed in few hours, finished on the same day and delivered. Increased our capacity to see smiling customers daily.

Q: Where do you see print in your city in five years’ time?
Increased demand for quality and fast servicing printers. 

Trivia Time

One trivia about Vellore’s history...
The Vellore Mutiny on 10 July 1806 was the first instance of a largescale and violent mutiny by Indian sepoys against the East India Company, predating the Indian Rebellion of 1857 by half a century.

Kumaravel’s favourite song during the lockdown...
Idhuvum kadanthu pogum (This, too, shall pass).

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