Mahisa hits a ton with Speedpack

In the market for the last eight years, Mahisa’s Speedpack is one of the most compact and affordable semi-automatic gluer-folder

13 Nov 2021 | By Aultrin Vijay

Mahisa Packaging Systems has achieved a milestone of 100 installations of its Speedpack gluer-folder in the Indian market. Speedpack is a semi-automatic continuous two-flap gluer and folder for manually filled cartons using hot-melt adhesives.

Speedpack is a compact equipment for sealing of mono-cartons of variable sizes and high speed after manually filling the contents. Launched in 2013, the machine is aimed at users requiring packaging output of about 25,000 cartons per eight-hour shift.

The system runs at a maximum speed of up to 50 cartons per minute. It can be used in industries such as masalas and spices, ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat, cereals, wires and cables, pharma companies.

According to Parshva Shah, partner of Mahisa Packaging Systems, a single piece of equipment can be used for variable carton sizes. Hence, small batches of various SKUs can be packed using Speedpack. Mahisa uses Nordson OneMelt or ProBlue hot-melt adhesive dispensing systems in its equipment, depending on the requirement of the customer.

Mahisa’s clientele for Speedpack are major food product, pharma and wires and cables companies, which includes Everest Spices, MDH, Wagh Bakri, Girnar, MTR, Sun Pharma, Alembic Pharma, Hetero Labs, GM Modular, Polycab, among others.

In terms of the machine’s stand-out features, the company claims that the Speedpack is a “high-end, high quality, high output product at an accessible price”. “The hot-melt adhesive dispensing system is from one of the world’s top manufacturers. The build construction materials and quality are unmatched,” Shah tells WhatPackaging?.

The machine’s USP is that it is a compact, low-cost, high quality equipment “that takes packaging quality and finish to the next level”. The company claims that the equipment has a hassle-free and trouble-free setup and operation and can be operated by unskilled and semi-skilled labour.

In terms of usability, the Speedpack is a very easy to use system. “Usually, it requires minimal training to begin operating the machine. Operators take usually only three days to achieve its maximum capacity. Changing of settings for different cartons takes about 15-20 minutes,” Shah claims.

The company offers training services as well as full-scale demo services to its prospective customers at its unit in Mumbai. A lot of the training is also provided over video call to the operator. If required, the company also deputes its team for installation and commissioning.

Depending on the application and carton sizes, the system can be designed for a maximum speed of 60 cartons per minute. Based on the configuration, the basic price for each machine varies from Rs 6,25,000 to Rs 8,00,000.

Shah says that the system is extremely reliable unless in exceptional cases. Its first Speedpack ever sold is still running and remains a testament to the equipment’s quality and durability.

Customer satisfaction is yet another area where Mahisa shines. The company has a team of service personnel based in Mumbai, always ready to support its customers. It also offered on-call and video support to all its customers during the pandemic without any additional charges and the company plans to continue to do so.

“If on-site support is required, which rarely is the case with all our systems, we usually depute a technician immediately. In such cases as well, we try to keep the costs at a minimum,” Shah concludes.  

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