Nagsundar, president of KOPA, profiles Rajhans Enterprises

Anyone who visits Rajajinagar Industrial Town in the city of Bengaluru will find one or two printing units carrying the name Rajhans Enterprises on almost every main road in the locality.

30 May 2013 | By PrintWeek India

Rajhans Enterprises is so deep-rooted in Rajajinagar, that it has almost become synonymous that Rajhans means Rajajinagar and vice-versa. 
Behind this great success and distinction lies the hard work and sweat of two brothers (siblings): A Ravindranath and A Balachandra, known as Ravi and Bali. The working of siblings is quite meticulous and well-planned. While Ravi looks after administration, finance, import and acquisition of machines and equipment, Bali is in-charge of all the 14 units and their operations, customers and labour . Now, the offsprings of both brothers have also joined their progenitors and are fast picking up the ropes of business. 
Most of the units of Rajhans Enterprise are located in Bengaluru and one unit is working in Davangere. Rajhans has units outside Karnataka too. Two units in Tamil Nadu, a recent addition to the chain, are in Coimbatore and Madurai.
The Coimbatore unit located in SIDCO is devoted to The Times of India, Coimbatore edition.  The Madurai unit, also similarly meant for the Madurai edition of The Times of India. Both these Tamil Nadu units are well-equipped with a range of pre-press, press and post-press equipment. 
Perhaps the first Indian printer to own a Rolls Royce, Bali is blessed with good taste and a fine vision. He sees ahead of time and moves before his contemporaries and competitors think of moving. Bali is a workaholic and he is never fatigued or tired. He draws energy and strength as he keeps working. Whatever price is needed to be paid for a work to be executed and delivered, he is willing to invest. To Bali “no work is a small work and no work is an impossible one.”

If Bali feels that his existing hardware cannot handle a specific, complex and complicated work and that it needs a specific machine, he moves fast to source the kit and technology; and installs it on his shopfloor. This is his method of handling new jobs.  Most of the machines were added this way. He has never let go any challenging work. Once he accepts a job, he finishes it and delivers it before the delivery time. This character and quality of Rajhans has earned them the respect of innumerable clients. 
Newspaper industry backing 
The newspaper industry has been created on the Rajhans foundation. It is because of Rajhans, most national and regional newspapers and commercial magazines are published from Bengaluru. Rajhans has solid capacity to cater to newspaper industry. 
Since 2006, Rajhans has been adding to their inventory, a Komori System 35 web press with a speed of 36,000 cph. By 2007, they added two more Komori 35 system with a speed of 42,000 and 48,000 cph respectively. Recently they have added two 38 Systems which has a speed of 42,000 cph. That’s four brand new Komori heatsets in quick succession by a same printer! Rajhans thus earns the honour of being the first printer in South East Asia to own four Komori presses.
In Hindu scriptures and Upanishads, number four denotes the four Vedas – that’s Chaturveda. He who attains proficiency in four Vedas is referred as ‘Chaturvedi’ which means he knows everything in the world and also the supreme force God. They are regarded and respected with esteem. By equipping themselves with four Komori presses means, Rajhans know everything in the print world. They are big not because of their investment  but they have qualified to carry the tag “big”’. Big means ‘might’ and the might of the industry is demonstrated through Rajhans. 
During PrintPack India 2011 in New Delhi, Rajhans was awarded as the print firm with the largest installations of Komori presses in India. The award was presented by Masaru Tsukamoto, the group general manager and director of Komori Corporation. 
The award clearly marks another stage in the leadership position for Rajhans. Even today, Bali is reorganising the technology advantage to suit his and his customer’s needs, and ensuring there is a smooth transition whereby the new generation of leaders will work with the older generation. This is the evolution of Brand Rajhans.