Omega Printopack orders its third Komori

Haridwar-based Omega Printopack has placed an order for a third Komori sheetfed offset printing press. The packaging printer had installed its first Komori LS 432 in 2015 and a second multicolour Komori GL40 in December 2020. The third Komori will be installed next year.

09 Dec 2022 | By Rahul Kumar

Omega Printopack now has four production plants and there are plans to consolidate those.

The new multi-colour 28x40-inches Komori GL online coating printing press promotes green printing by reducing consumable and energy usage and lowering carbon footprint. The press comes with Komori’s KHS-AI technology and a maximum speed of 16,500 sheets per hour.

Akshat Jain, the second-generation of the family-owned business, said, “Being an existing user of Komori, it became an obvious choice to opt for it. We are happy with the performance of the machine and the after sales-service from team Komori India. The new press will boost our production and reduce our dependability on the existing machine.”  

The company now has four production plants in the same industrial area and there are plans to consolidate those.

It has also installed an Autoprint Checkmate inspection system in its first plant and it will be dedicated to short-run jobs.

Plant two is equipped with an automatic die-cutting machine and a fully automatic three-ply high-speed flute laminator (12-13,000 sheets an hour). A high-speed corrugation line from China to manufacture two-ply boards, and finishing equipment from Ample Graphics will be installed soon. The plant will be fully equipped and automatic for E-flute cartons.  

The printing work is done in plant three. The company will put finishing equipment here and make it an independent plant. “We have booked the Komori for this plant to cater to our increasing customer base,” Jain said.

The company has also acquired Swayam Packers to enter into the shipper carton industry and its operations take place in plant four.  

“We have plans to buy a bigger piece of land and merge our plant two and four. Right now, our turnover is around Rs 70-crore and we are working to achieve Rs 100-crore in 2023-24. We have invested around Rs 15-crore in the last six months,” Jain added.

With the new Komori, Omega will have three Komori, and an Alpna Rhino DX1 for UV texture, which the company bought in PrintPack. A Kongsberg sample maker was already installed last month and DGM die-cutter, folder-gluer and sheeter will be installed in December.

“We also have plans to launch an IPO in 2025 in the MSME segment. In our entire production, 55% is mono cartons, 40% corrugation and 5% labels and inserts,” Jain said.

He added, “We invested around Rs 15-crore in the last six months. The machines include finishing equipment from DGM, corrugation equipment from Ample Graphics, ERP from Finsys, sample maker from Kongsberg and other ancillary equipment.”

The family-owned business is run by Sandeep Kumar Jain, his son Akshat Jain and his wife Manushtha Jain who is pursuing PhD in finance.