HPPL’s Rudrapur factory installs nine-colour rotogravure press

The Mumbai-based flexible packaging major, Huhtamaki PPL (HPPL) has put into service a brand-new nine-colour rotogravure printing press to a battery of printing lines at its Rudrapur factory in Uttarakhand.

20 May 2019 | By Abhishek Muralidharan

The new line was inaugurated by Charles Héaulmé, president and CEO Huhtamaki Oyj, Olli Koponen, executive vice president – flexible packaging Huhtamaki Oyj and Dr Arup Basu, managing director, Huhtamaki PPL on 8 May 2019.

Huhtamaki PPL’s Rudrapur plant is one of its 17 plants. According to a spokesperson, the Rudrapur plant is equipped with tools and machinery from design to printing to laminating and slitting, including a cylinder engraving facility. 

HPPL’s Rudrapur factory employs more than 400 persons. The spokesperson highlighted that the highpoint of the plant is that it has achieved 1138 accident-free days, emphasising that employee safety is the utmost priority for the company.

Spread over 38,268 sqm  are, the plant caters to flexible packaging needs such as cold seal laminates, soap wrappers, shrink sleeves, battery labels applications of some of the biggest brands in the food and FMCG industry. It is one of the largest multi-product packaging locations within Uttarakhand and nearest such plant to NCR.

HPPL’s net profit rose 136.12% to Rs 42.03 crore in the quarter ended March 2019 as against Rs 17.80 crore during the previous quarter ended March 2018. For the same quarter, sales rose 13.66% to Rs 619.69 crore.

HPPL’s top brass inaugurated the new line on 8 May