Drupa shopping: "Bobst folder-gluer," says Rajiv Bhargava

With Drupa 2012 in the offing, Rajiv Bhargava of HBD Packaging speaks to PrintWeek India about the dream kit he would like to invest in at the show.

08 Feb 2012 | By Sachin Shardul

It is almost two months to the run-up to Drupa 2012, how do you rate your company’s performance in the current scenario?
Growing at the rate of 20%-25% was our plan but it did not happen. We experienced a slowdown. The print requirement of our customers had dropped. This resulted in very low conversion. As a result, our growth rate has been 10%-15%.

What investments are you focused on which you think is a must for your organisation?
We are focusing on the printing and post-press equipment. We would like to increase our printing capacity and are planning to add one refurbished six-colour sheetfed offset press. Currently, we have not decided on the manufacturer of the press.

Which product will you invest in to compete at the highest level?
In the post-press segment we would like to add one folder-gluer. It will mostly be Bobst. We will invest in the equipment after visiting Drupa.


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