Chawla Printers books its second Komori

New Delhi-based Chawla Printers has booked a second Komori Enthrone four-colour 29-inches printing press recently. The company installed its first Komori E429 press in March 2023.

28 Oct 2023 | By Rahul Kumar

The second machine will be installed in March/April next year 2024

Pankaj Chawla, founder, Chawla Printers, said, “We are happy with the performance of our existing Komori press. We printed more than 70,000 sheets in the press on the first day of production. Komori India’s technical team is sound and after-sales service is appropriate.”

The company works for cosmetics and confectionary industries and Chawla said both FMCG segments have multiple SKUs. “We found that to cater to the demands of customised commercial and packaging jobs, E429 is the perfect press. We have printed from 70- to 350-gsm substrates on the press,” he said.

The second machine will be installed in March/April next year 2024.

Chawla came from Abohar, Punjab to Delhi for graduation at Ramjas College. His association with student unions and their elections made him a printer. “I was assigned printing work in college and the margins were lucrative. Thus, I started my printing business with a mini offset in Kamla Nagar, near Delhi University. I used to run the machine myself,” he said.

Gradually, the company grew and kept adding new machines. Along with the Komori, the company also has a six-colour Heidelberg CD102 with coater for metPET jobs. 

It has two production facilities in the same industrial area. The earlier unit contains 8,000-sqft and the new unit consists of 16,000-sqft area. 

“We have invested around Rs 15-crore in the last couple of months and witnessed 30% growth. With a team of around 100 (20 on roll and 80 on contract) employees, we expect substantial growth in the business, especially after getting the Komori. 2023 has been the best year for us since our inception,” Chawla added.

He said brands approach Chawla Printers because of quality production and fast delivery, even for customers from Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab and nearby areas. He named brands, such as Sapphire, Sleepwell, Soni, Bonjour, and Ertay etc. as the company’s customers. 

Looking ahead, he wants to establish Chawla Printers as a one-point solution provider for brands’ packaging needs. 

“We have the entire production chain under one roof with a dedicated team from pre-press to delivery. We are working for more automation so that we reduce manual intervention and ensure better quality,” he said.

He added, “We are working with the confectionary and cosmetics industries and focusing on the FMCG and pharma industries. Everyone needs packaging and I believe packaging is one of the best industries. We want to deliver jobs on the same day. It will reduce storage and increase profits and so that we can entertain more customers.”