PrintPack 2019: Bobst has a surprise in store for Indian carton makers

The PrintPack India 2019 presentation for Bobst will be a new generation die-cutter Novacut and the latest Expertfold folder-gluer with a “surprise Bobst innovation”, informed Venugopal Menon, business director, BU sheetfed – Indian subcontinent at Bobst.

07 Jan 2019 | By Rushikesh Aravkar

Venugopal Menon, business director, BU sheetfed – Indian subcontinent, Bobst

The Expertfold will also be equipped with quality control and end-of-line box collection system.

Menon added, “Bobst with an installed base of more than 1,000 machines in India is the first choice for all serious packaging companies who would aspire to be the leaders and successful firms in their segment with a vision to be part of the growth story of the packaging business in the subcontinent.”  

The two machines, according to Menon, will address the current challenges faced by the packaging converters and make the production more efficient and productive. “There are many improvements and new developments on the machines to minimise stoppages and do quick job changeovers; to showcase the complete in-line conversion and waste ejection; in-line quality control system with an auto ejection of the cartons; and ways to achieve high productivity with minimal tooling settings.”

Bobst’s services business unit will also showcase the new product and solution offerings to Bobst equipment users to make them more efficient, increase uptime of the machines and to manage the total cost of ownership better.  

Talking about the current state of the Indian print-packaging sector, Menon, said, “The printing and packaging industry had very decent growth in 2018 after the two major bottlenecks or brakes that impacted the economy with the demonetisation and GST implementation. The economy did revive in 2018 and the growth and consumption story of India will continue in the coming years and I don't feel there will anything which will stop the demand for packaging with the exception of some macroeconomic situations in the short term.”  

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