Olympic adds a C751 to make it a dozen Ricohs

Madurai-based Olympic Prints, which is headquartered in Madurai, has a digital retail chain in Nagercoil, Theni, Salem and Vizag in Andhra Pradesh booked a C751 from Ricoh during PrintExpo.

24 Apr 2014 | By Ramu Ramanathan

Mohammed Rafeek Raja, a marine engineer by qualification and a first generation entrepreneur, who has a battery of eleven Richos at each of his units, placed an order for one more unit oversees the business said, “it has been a good investment and it has us benefit from the changes in the marketplace in a challenging climate." 

Only recently, Olympic’s new 1000 sq/ft three-storey unit houses a newly commissioned Heidelberg SM52, which the company procured in the month of June last year, and a Mitsubishi 1F (20x30 in) as a part of its press setup. Apart from this, the company houses three digital machines from Ricoh, Konica Minolta and Canon. The post-press setup comprises of a Polar 78EM cutting machine, a die-cutting machine, a lamination machine, an UV machine and a foil printing machine.

Established in six years ago, Olympic Prints, a part of the Olympic group, specialises in tag printings and commericial digital jobs like visiting cards, invitation cards, brochures and catalogues and caters to Madurai, Karur, Trichy, Nagercoil and Virudhunagar markets.

Mohammed Rafeek Raja did a rapid fire session at the PrintWeek India stall at PrintExpo in Chennai.

Birthday of Olympic in India: 15 August 2009

First digital break for Olympic in India: Xerox DC 12

High point of your digital print life in India: When a feature was published in PrintWeek India; and I got calls and feedback from all over the country.

What you hope to develop? I hope to develop Olympic Imaging Systems in Chennai.

Which digital device is your favourite? A digital inkjet press. I am hoping that instead of plates there are heads in my press; and instead of ink cans there are ink barrels.

The best thing about digital: I could dare to dream.

A well kept Olympic secret: Please wait and watch. I'll be announcing a new print centre in a very exciting city.

What makes your day as head of Olympic in India?: Everyday in every city (Olympic operates in five cities) isan opportunity for my team and I.

The biggest compliment you heard about Olympic: When a feature was published in PrintWeek India

Olympic plan for 2014: To develop Olympic Traders and target the import of pre-owned press and post-press for firms in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Mohammed Rafeek Raja's mantra: Don't worry about anything; if you worry then you can't do it.