Print Shoppe opts for Bobst Visionfold 110A2

Mumbai-based Print Shoppe recently installed a Bobst Visionfold folder-gluer. The machine has been running in the company shopfloor for the last couple of months.

09 Dec 2019 | By Rahul Kumar

Motwani: The Visionfold gives the ease of quick-setting

The Bobst Visionfold 110 A2 is capable of running at a speed of up to 350 m/min, manufacturing both side-pasting boxes and lock-bottom cartons, three-ply corrugated cartons and with options for 4/6 corner and speciality boxes. 

Mahesh Motwani, proprietor, Print Shoppe, said, “We opted for the Bobst Visionfold for several reasons. One of the key reasons was automation. Automation is a key factor in surviving the cut-throat competition as print buyers want delivery of their jobs fast and it is not possible without automatic machines.”

Motwani said our time to market and production capacity have increased manifolds since the installation. “Earlier, we were doing folding and gluing jobs on an India-made folder-gluer, and also manually. With the Bobst machine, now we can manufacture lock-bottom boxes, which was not possible earlier,” he added.

Fact File

  • Established in 1990
  • Location Mumbai
  • Manufacturing units Four
  • Speciality Pharma 
  • Staff/employees 25
  • Equipment Heidelberg printing presses and Bobst finishing equipment 

On automation against manual operations, he said that to opt for automatic ways of production a printer needs certain run length of jobs. Manual operation comes to play when the number doesn’t add up.

“We already have a die-cutter from Bobst. So we were aware of the performance of the brand. The Visionfold is very flexible and gives the ease of quick-setting for the operators.  We are yet to use it to its full capacity since the machine became operational around two months ago. In future, we are optimistic that we will be able to feed the machine and run at its full capacity.

Print Shoppe is in expansion mode and is adding another production plant in front of the existing plant in Dombivali Industrial Area in Mumbai. The newly established plant has a production area of around 10,000-sqft and the existing plant has area of around 16,000-sqft. The company has two print production plants in Bhiwandi as well.   

The packaging printing company recently invested in a pre-owned six-colour with online coater 28x40-inches Heidelberg, which is under installation. It has nine printing units of various sizes from Heidelberg already.

The company converts more than 100-tonnes of board per month for its customers in the pharma and electrical industries.

Established in 1990, Print Shoppe is a family-owned business and initiated by Mahesh Motwani and his brother Naresh Motwani. The gen-next Rajiv Motwani joined the family business in 2007 and around a year back Kalpesh Motwani, another next-gen, has joined the packaging printing business.

“Printing runs in our blood and we are happy that our next generation is joining us. Rajiv is settled and commands the entire operation and Kalpesh is learning. My brother and I both are in guide mode. Mahesh has a rich experience of more than three decades of printing packaging industry,” Motwani said.