Sony George: The floods haven’t dampened our spirit or our growth

A serial print investor, Sony George Onamkulam started S&S Associates in 2010 with a double-colour sheetfed Fuji Shinohara, and a Schneider cutting machine.  

04 Mar 2020 | By PrintWeek Team

(L) Sony George of S&S Associates

Interestingly, his first print venture was with a mini offset press in 1997 after which he went on to acquire Southern Printing House (SPH), one of the earliest leading printing presses in Kottayam in 1998.

“I could see the potential for more in both the companies. To capitalise on the opportunities available, I brought in my cousin Justin Boby, who, with his wider exposure to technology, brought in several changes in terms of equipment investments,” says Onamkulam.

In 2013, the older machines were phased out with the introduction of newer technologies like the Komori Lithrone 526 and Screen CTP units, a system that handles pre-press and online transfers.

Meanwhile, the synergy was extended to SPH, which was shifted from Kottayam town to suburban Kumaranalloor in 2018. A new Komori Lithrone 428 machine, pre-press and post-press machines, combined with a spacious working ambience, led to the benefit of the employees as well as the business in general. The company has also earned the All India Federation of Master

Printers (AIFMP) National Award and the Kerala Mudrana Puraskaram from Kerala Master Printers Association (KMPA) for excellence in printing in recent years.
“The floods or any other factors haven’t dampened our spirit or our growth,” concludes Onamkulam.