Pamex 2023: Bobst signs three deals at the show

Packaging converting machines manufacturer, Bobst India, has signed three deals for its Bobst folder-gluer machines at Pamex, which began on 27 March 2023. The first two were signed on the second day, while the third was signed late in the evening on the third day.

29 Mar 2023 | By Noel D'Cunha

The successful Bobst team at Pamex

Manaser-based DJS Printers has ordered the Novafold 110 A2 with four- and six-corner and corrugation kit for its new plant in Gujarat, and Indore-based Aaradhya Papers (part of Sri Kriscon Industries) has ordered the Expertfold 110 A2.

DJS Printers specialises in food service packaging. With the Novafold 110 A2, the company plans to do specialist packaging. Novafold is capable of producing a wide range of box styles at speeds of up to 350 mtr/ min and yet delivers top-notch quality with consistency.

Navdeep Singh of DJS with Chandrashekhar Dhote and Venugopal Menon of Bobst

Navdeep Singh from DJS Printers said, “Bobst was our first choice in converting always though we tried some other option too. We are a power user of Bobst, the reason being its productivity and versatility the machine offers and, most importantly, the process knowledge we are able to derive from the Bobst team in India.“

Aaradhya Papers (part of Sri Kriscon Industries) operates as a monopolistic player, supplying internal coated packaging to ice cream and butter boxes to clients in Madhya Pradesh and packaging to clients beyond the state. The new Expertfold 110 A2 folder-gluer is a new generation machine capable of producing different box styles at speeds of up to 450 mtrs/min.

Chetanya Soni, director at Aradhya

Chetanya Soni, director at Aradhya, said, “After our first Bobst purchase, which was Ambition A2 in 2020, we added a machine from a Far East packaging converting machine manufacturer. But we were disappointed. After using both kits, we realised the importance of versatility, perfection, and consistency. That pushed us again to look at Bobst, and we finalised the Expertfold, which offers faster make-ready and flexibility. Another factor was the Bobst local support which helped us grow when we first purchased in 2020. The idea now is to grow and double our production in the next coming years.”

The 133-year-old Swiss-based Bobst, with over 28 years of presence in India, is showcasing the Novafold brand of folder-gluer at Pamex. Launched in 2022, the Novafold has a brand-new design and look, a new HMI man-machine interface and a competent speed of up to 350m/min. “It offers full flexibility to process all types of simple and complex cartons – solid board and litho-laminated corrugated,” said Venugopal Menon of Bobst.

“At the show, Bobst is running a live demonstration of the machine, showing how specialised and complex designed boxes can be produced using the machine’s functionalities and capabilities.” Capable of running at 1,00,000 box/hr, the Novafold on the Bobst stand was seen running at close to its peak speed.

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