Creative Offset moves into bigger plant for rigid box manufacturing

Noida-based Creative Offset has expanded its rigid boxes manufacturing facility with investments in both infrastructure and machinery. The company’s new printing unit at Greater Noids is a state-of-the-art plant. The RCC construction is already occupied for 65,000-sqft but is expandable to 1,00,000-sqft.

29 Jul 2019 | By Rahul Kumar

In terms of machines, Creative has two six colour + coaters; one each four-colour and –two-colour machines; eight die-cutters; and several others, including auto lamination, auto screen, two folder-gluers, auto collator and five rigid box lines.

With all these, the company’s current capacity is 100,000 three-ply boxes, 500,000 single-ply boxes, 80,000 rigid boxes and 120,000 manual assemblies.

Rohit Khanna of Creative Offset said being resource efficient was a key consideration while overhauling the infrastructure. “Therefore, we opted for complete LED lighting,” he said.

Another reason for shifting to a new and bigger plant was the company’s order book. “We are constantly expanding. Therefore, we needed a bigger plant,” Khanna said. Another objective was to consolidate operations that were earlier spread across three factories. “Now, under a single and new-age plant, our operations and logistics have become far more streamlined,” he added.

Khanna said it needed meticulous planning to achieve this consolidation with minimal downtime. “For instance, we started by moving those machines where we had dual capacities. Alongside, we invested in new installations at the new facility, such as the new six-colour printing machine, and got them operational. In effect, before the final move, our new plant was fully operational for production of all priority assignments,” he said.

The machinery the company added in the new infrastructure include a Komori six-colour + coater; three die-cutting machines, including two Heidelberg cylinders equipped with foiling; two rigid box lines, auto collator, and folder-gluer.

Now, Khanna is confident that the new plant “will help actualise growth, in terms of doubling our capacity and implement best practices across production, logistics, and products. We are in constant endeavour for innovations across each aspect of our work, may it be our product line, our people, our processes. For instance, in relation to product line, we are seeking to offer value-addition packaging.”

Finally, Khanna sees Creative Offset “as a holistic packaging company, having verticals in mono, corrugated and rigid boxes. I feel rigid is now peaking and may see a decline in the future.”