Drupa shopping: "investment in logistics," says Aditya Patwardhan

With Drupa 2012 in the offing, Aditya Patwardhan of Manohar Packaging speaks to PrintWeek India about the dream kit he would like to invest in at the show.

10 Jan 2012 | By PrintWeek India

It is almost four months to the run-up to Drupa 2012, how do you rate your company’s performance in the current scenario?
We are on target with our growth and expansion plans with most of our capital investments already in place for the immediate future. I don’t foresee any major investments in imported equipment till the foreign exchange rates stabilise.

What investments are you focussed on which you think is a must for your organisation?
We have very recently commissioned Heidelberg XL 105, seven-colour press plus Flexo coater. Apart from printing equipment, we recently installed foil stamping, die cutting, and folding lines from Bobst. There are a few ancillary equipment additions we may think of purchasing in moving forward.

Which product will you invest in to compete at the highest level?
We may think of investments in logistic and material movement automation as a broad way forward.


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