Me & My: Zhongke rigid box kit
Sumit Goel, CEO, Packmaax India, explains to Rahul Kumar why he settled for the Zhongke fully automatic rigid box machine
24 Jun 2019 | By Rahul Kumar
Please describe your company.
Packmaax India is a partnership venture between Sumit Goel and Niketan Agarwal. I am responsible for business planning and development and Niketan is responsible for production. We are new to the packaging industry. Our plant, located in Noida, is equipped with two fully automatic rigid box manufacturing machines from Zhongke India, flute laminator and other post-press equipment. We are in the process of installing press and pre-press. We plan to have a full-fledged print production facility under one roof by the middle of this year.
When did you start using the Zhongke rigid box machines?
Our fully automatic Zhongke rigid box and grooving machines are in operation for the last six months.
What are the properties of the machine you like?
Its speed, consistent quality production, easy operations, quick job change, on site operator training and economical price were the points when we decided to invest in the machine.
Why rigid box?
Living standards in the country is improving and so is the demand for packaged products. We realised that end users want products to be packed not only in attractive but also in a clean and hygienic way. Rigid box offers a perfect solution to this. We offer quality rigid boxes to different segments, including Haldiram, with whom we are working closely.
Did you look at other such machines?
Yes, we did. It being capital equipment, it’s mandatory. I looked at other Chinese, Italian and Japanese machines, but found Zhongke to be more stable and value for money, with good after-sales services in India.
What are the features of the machine you like?
Most available rigid box machines work on the same principle and technologies but Mr Yu, the owner of Zhongke, is directly involved in R&D and production of the machines. So, the technology and metallurgy of the machines are better than other players. I also found Zhongke’s design to be very stable. The company has sold over 3,000 machines all over the world and holds more than 50% share of the rigid box industry. I visited Zhongke’s customers in China and found that high quality rigid boxes for most of major mobile brands, shoe brands and cosmetic packaging are being produced on Zhongke machines.
For what applications are the machine used?
It being a fully automatic rigid box machine, it is used to manufacture rigid boxes for multiple industries like sweets, electronics, cosmetics and others.
Is there anything that you do not like or can be improved about this?
I believe improvement is a continuous process. For the moment, we did not face any issue. Installation of the machine and training of the staff, all went well.
What’s the quality like?
The boxes produced on a Zhongke kit have been accepted by our customers.
How easy is it to use?
It’s an easy-to-use machine once the essential training is was provided by Zhongke team.
Would you say that it offers value for money?
Yes, it offers value for money. That’s why we are buying two more fully automatic machines and few semi-automatic machines to produce high quality short-run boxes.
Who do you think the rigid box machine is right for?
This is the right machine for your packaging needs, especially to produce quality rigid boxes at a speed of 30 boxes per minute.
Under what circumstances would you recommend it to others?
I would recommend Zhongke to anyone who wants to enter into rigid box manufacturing. I would recommend the fully automatic machines for fast and long production and semi-automatic machines for short-run and special boxes.