The new Omet has been installed at one of the two plants in Dehradun. The company also has a plant in Chennai. Besides, the Omet presses, Zircon plants are equipped with five Mark Andy narrow web flexo printing presses in operations, a screen printing setup, plus Rotoflex inspection, slitting and rewind systems as part of its post-press fleet. The company has also ordered a Mark Andy P7, a 17-inch press which can print a twelve colour job.
In August 2013, when Zircon acquired the loaded Omet VaryFlex, Sanjeev Sondhi, the head honcho at Zircon, quoted Steve Jobs to drive his point in investing in a loaded flexo press – You can’t just ask customers what they want and then give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.
The 370mm width Omet X4 comes with two screen printing stations, one hot foil, cold foil, embossing and two die-cutting stations. It is fitted with an automatic register control system that registers in both machine and cross direction eliminating operator interference to register the press and can run at a speed of up to 200 metres.
Sondhi said, “It’s Zircon’s belief that a company should have the capacity and capability to deliver quality products before attempting to add more customers. The new Omet not only strengthens that belief of ours but the features in the new machine also ensures that we get a faster return on investment.”
Zircon employs a workforce of 275 persons and operates out of a shopfloor area measuring 1-lakh sq/ft. Another 50,000 sq/ft additional shopfloor area is under construction. Zircon has in the last nine years of existence invested in an average of more than one press each year.
Harveer Sahni, managing director of Weldon Celloplast, the Indian representative for Italy-based Omet, said, “Zircon’s recent expansion with the third press is a proof of Omet’s quality and our service being delivered to him. We look forward to more such installations with him.”