Kongsberg celebrates its 200th insllations in India with Any Graphics deal

Following the announcement at IndiaCorr Expo of a new deal to supply its X20 table to Greater Noida-based Any Graphics, Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems celebrated its 200th installation in India.

10 Oct 2023 | By Rahul Kumar

Kuldip Goel of Any Graphics (c) with the Kongsberg team at IndiaCorr Expo

At IndiaCorr Expo, held on 28-30 September, Any Graphics acquired a new Kongsberg X20 table fitted with the FlexiHead tool, which combines highly accurate cutting with power and robustness, even for the most complex and compact materials.

“To our customers, Any Graphics is a one-stop solution provider,” Kuldeep Goel, managing director, Any Graphics, said. “This latest generation Kongsberg X cutting table offers us the speed, accuracy, and performance level we need to meet the ever-changing demands of those customers, while also delivering the flexibility and upgradability that secures our investment as we grow in the future.”

He added, “The incredible versatility of the tools means each can cut multiple substrates, so there are fewer tool changes, which saves our operators job preparation time. The machine also produces die-like finish samples, helping to accelerate our sales approval.”

“Perfect for short-run and sample making, the Kongsberg X20 is a versatile table,” Rafiq Shaikh, sales and service leader for Kongsberg PCS, said. “With this combination of table and tools, Any Graphics now has a range of options available that can finish various materials from labels, folding cartons and corrugated board through to foam, Kappa boards, varnish blankets and PVC. The X20 is also fully upgradeable, so can evolve to meet the changing needs of the business, enabling Any Graphics to boost productivity, add volume and even enter new market segments.”

Kongsberg’s first table in India was installed at Parkson Packaging in 2001. That machine is still running in the company’s Rudrapur plant.

“In the years since, manufacturers and converters have all come under increasing pressure to produce faster, safer, and more efficiently to meet the demands of the global market. That’s why at Kongsberg PCS, we continue to explore and develop innovative new ways to add value to the cutting and routing processes, which in turn adds significant value to businesses,” Shaikh said.

He added, “The extensive range of Kongsberg tooling delivers greater freedom in design and creativity, while our solutions combine with advanced software and robotics to deliver complete automation for printers and converters around the globe. This commitment to our customers is how although it took 18 years to reach that first landmark of 100 tables installed across India, the second hundred has been accomplished in just five years.”

Meanwhile, the company used the corrugated and protective packaging industry show to demonstrate the versatility of its X24 Edge cutting table. “With its high production speed, exceptional cutting quality and the ability to easily be upgraded as a business grows, the X24 Edge delivers a combination of tried and tested Kongsberg productivity, flexibility and best-in-class reliability,” Shaikh said.