Before investing in the DGM kit, the company was managing die-cutting with manual machines and pasting with semi-automatic machines. “DGM Technofold 1100 has made our pasting production a breeze. The machines extensive features have supported our corrugated cartons in a big way,” Manoj added.
Among the DGM folder-gluer, the company has also installed a brand-new die-cutter from China. “Initially, we were thinking of investing in a die-cutter and folder-gluer in a phased manner. But after understanding the processes, we took a calculated risk by investing in both the products, as the survival of the either cannot be justified without the other.” Manoj said.
The company is under the initial stages of production with the machine and Manoj said he is quite happy with performance of the product. “Production efficiency has gone up after the installation. In packaging, time is money and we are known for our deliveries, and this machine has boosted our quality to a greater extent,” he said.
With this, Manoj said the company is expecting to grow slightly higher than the industry average in the coming years.
Initially a printing company involved in job works for match industries, Moorthy Offset Printers shifted its operations in 2010 to foray into the packaging industry. “We expanded our portfolio with fluted cartons in 2017, and today, the company has turned itself into a full-fledged packaging company with all facilities under one roof, from digital to print, converting and packaging,” Manoj said.
The company today operates at two sites within Sivakasi summing up its total production area of 45,000-sq ft. The company presently caters to the customers in the southern states of India, and has plans to cater to the export market in the coming future. SR Tamil Mani, chairman and managing director, is the key decision-making authority, while RT Ramesh Babu, director, sales is responsible for sourcing and servicing of the customers and M Murali Manoj, director, technical is responsible for technical and operations of the company.
“We are catering to various markets from food packaging to luxury goods. Packaging demand is going up faster compared to other printing goods in the recent times due to the change in the customer purchase behaviour,” Manoj said.
He added that packaging printing business needs unique skills to operate as it demands higher technical ability and huge capital. “The demand goes higher from day to day. So it puts moderate pressure on the printer to service the existing business and invest on new machinery for the growing demand. Availing low cost solution is the only way to overcome the bottlenecks of the capital intensive business,” he said, adding, “Investing in a DGM kit is a key indicator that we have turned into a professionally-managed organisation as we have taken lot of things into consideration before its purchase.”
Manoj said that technically, Technofold 1100 doesn’t have any competition in the Indian market, as it is a jack-of-all-trade product. “When you invest during a global downward trend in business, it is better to stay safe in your investments. As far as DGM India is concerned, we have boarded the flight at the right time and hope better times are ahead for both of us,” he added.