Printmann invests in AGS sample maker, Autoprint

During Pamex 2017, Mumbai-based pharma packaging expert Printmann made two interesting investments, each suited to specific needs — a sample maker from Advanced Graphic Systems (AGS), and a stripping and blanking machine from Autoprint.

21 Dec 2017 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma

“We were looking for a sample maker for quite some time. When AGS approached us with the solution, we found it to be the right solution at the right price,” Ankit Tanna, director, Printmann Group, said.

As for the Autoprint machine, Tanna said since Printmann is an ISO 9001 and PS 9000 certified plant, following stringent GMP standards is an absolute must. “The stripping section of the plant was the only process we have which is manual and quite messy. We were looking to automate this process. Autoprint had a viable solution and we went ahead with it,” he added.

The year has been a difficult one for the industry as a whole. Still, there seems to be a fair amount of investments happening at Pamex 2017. Tejas Tanna, director, Printmann offers an economic explanation for this, saying, “Invest in a bear market to reap the benefits of a bull market.”

So, the future looks promising. Tanna agrees. While conceding that 2017 was a rollercoaster year, he added, “GST is a transformational change. Short-term hiccups do exist but they are outweighed by long-term benefits.”