Marri Industries upgrades its post-press with Jingwei

Guntur-based Marri Industries which specialises in promotional print products will automate its cutting operations through the procurement of Jingwei 32011 flatbed die-cutting machine at its city unit in Arundalpet.

23 May 2019 | By Abhishek Muralidharan

Anil Kumar, co-founder, Marri Industries said, this is the first flatbed printer combined with an automated cutting machine set-up in Andhra Pradesh. Speaking to PrintWeek India, he said, "The machine enables us to print and cut the jobs in various shapes and sizes simultaneously. So the jobs are ready to be delivered within the given timeline."

Jingwei uses a rotary tool to cut a range of substrates such as flute-board, foam board, wood, acrylic sheets, and ACP sheets. It can also be used to make dummy boxes with creasing and execute v-cuts. With this new installation, Marri Industries claims that it has been able to achieve quality jobs with 100% precision and zero wastage.

According to Kumar, due to this new installation, Marri is able to produce fully cut 8x4-ft flute boards in less than two minutes. "The machine cuts the materials based on marks impressed by the flatbed printing unit. Another major advantage is its ability to cut wooden substrates, the operation which previously used to take two to three hours is now done in less than three minutes."

The machine can be run by a single operator. It was commissioned by TechNova, the official dealers of the Jingwei machines in India, who completed the installation process including training of the operator within a week.

"TechNova provides efficient service whenever we encounter a problem, the technicians come overnight to sort the issue out. In addition, we have the advantage of proximity to their centre."

Anil owns a promotional printing unit in Zambia named Total Print Solutions and another unit in Tanzania named Printout Printing Press. He saw a Jingwei machine in Zambia and visited exhibitions in Dubai and China where the machine was exhibited prior to the purchase.

Marri Industries founded by Anil along with his cousins Marri Krishna Chaitanya and Marri Nikhil (both graduates of IIT-madras) has acquired a 20,000-sq.ft space in Guntur’s industrial area. In less than one year into operations, Marri Industries is gaining traction in the promotional printing space.

The promotional print and branding work executed by Marri Industries includes printing on vinyl and flex and a dye-sublimation process for fabrics. The clientele includes Vivo, Exide, and Hatsun Agro Products, and Reliance amongst others.