​Edelmann inks JV with MK Printpack

Mumbai-headquartered MK Printpack, with three locations in India in Nani Daman, Mota Ponda and Haridwar has joined Edelmann India. The JV was announced in December 2017.

26 Mar 2018 | By Priya Raju

The globally operating Edelmann Group employs more than 2,800 people in its 19 plants worldwide, including four in India.

Anil Kumar, the managing director of MK Printpack said, "MK Printpack has been committed to excellence in the production of paperboard packaging. We saw synergy with Edelmann who constantly strive to set standards in quality management, efficiency, delivery, reliability and sustainability."

Anil Kumar added, "We’re very excited. Learning industry best practices and participating in the industry benchmarking program is at the top of our list."

Edelmann has a significant presence in the health and beauty markets, with a focus on folding cartons and leaflets. It has worldwide sales of Euros 300m and has operations in Europe, China, North and South America, over and above India.

In October 2013, Edelmann picked up 65% share in Janus Packaging, to mark its foray in India. Janus started its operations in 1999 and went on to become India’s first print firm to obtain standard ISO-12647-2 Ugra Certificate Process Standard Offset (PSO) in January 2012. Edelmann’s Baddi plant in Himachal Pradesh has become the first in India to install a 12-unit Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 press.

The Edelmann Group designs and manufactures folding cartons and rigid boxes for: the healthcare sector, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and diagnostic tools; the beauty care sector—including perfume, skincare cosmetics, makeup and hair color—and consumer brands that sell home electronics and multimedia, wine and spirits, food and confectionary, and tobacco and other nonfood products.