Khosla Printers inks deal for Bobst die-cutter

Sahibabad Industrial Area (Ghaziabad)-based Khosla Printers has inked a deal for Bobst Novacut 106E die-cutter. The machine will be delivered in the third/fourth quarter this year. This would be the fourth Bobst machine at the Khosla shopfloor. “With an association lasting over 12 years with Bobst, the Novacut was a natural choice,” Sanjay Khosla, founder, Khosla Printers, said.

17 May 2021 | By Rahul Kumar

Sanjay Khosla, founder, Khosla Printers

He added, “We had cheaper options available from far east, but on reliability, quality of output, prompt local service and easy accessibility with the Bobst’s local team, I feel more secure with Bobst.”

He said that having used Bobst over the years, he feels comfortable and thus, was willing to pay a premium for Bobst.

“I know that in times of need, they are just a phone call away,” he said. “I have experienced on a few occasions when machines had breakdowns, and we had engineers the very next day and the problem was resolved within 24 hours.”

He added that the company’s first Bobst machine was a 1990 model and it still produces over 50,000 sheets per day. “It is clear proof of robustness and sturdiness. Personally, I feel in the next two-three years, we have a great scope to grow by 20% or more since we have a lot of opportunities in packaging. In converting, we were slightly lacking but that’s when we decided to invest in the second Bobst die-cutter. This investment should resolve our post-press bottleneck,” he explained.

Khosla Printers is a leading packaging manufacturer specialising in folding carton and corrugated box segment, catering to food, tobacco, electrical and electronics, mobile and cosmetic industry.

The company is equipped with a robust infrastructure that helps it produce quality packaging with the shortest lead time.

Khosla had invested in a Bobst pre-owned die-cutter SP 102 E almost five years ago to enhance its post-press capacity. But with the addition of Heidelberg press last year, it needed to add capacity to its post-press division and opted for the Bobst Novacut. Khosla also have two folder-gluers Visionfold 110 A2 and Ambition 76 A1 from the Swiss giant.

Khosla Printers also produces litho laminated cartons specially catering to the renowned brands in automotive, food and electrical, especially for LED lights and electric wire. 

“A renowned pizza brand has been our customer for nearly 20 years, and with its business growing, we too had to cope up with their demand. Normally, our customers’ demand peaks towards the third quarter and that’s when we have the pressure to meet delivery timelines. Thus, our new die-cutter will arrive by the time so that we can be prepared to meet the market demand.” Khosla concluded.