PrintWeek India Awards 2018: Manipal Technologies is the PrintWeek India Printing Company of the Year

Manipal Technologies, the three-time champion defended the coveted trophy during the 10th edition of the Awards held in Mumbai on 29 November 2018.

29 Nov 2018 | By PrintWeek India

It seems there’s no stopping this family-run business established in 1941, which started off with the mandate to fulfil the stationery requirements of Syndicate Bank. With Gautham Pai, the 44-year-old managing director, at the helm, the 75-year-old company today has 16 manufacturing facilities, three product and solution development facilities, and nine sales offices.

The company boasts a total of over 7,00,000 sq/ft of production area in Manipal, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi, ensuring that a close point of contact is always available to their customers. With an ISO 9001:2000 QMS certification, the manufacturing units are equipped with world-class technologies and high-end equipment for that on-dot perfection in their diverse technological applications.

In addition, its Print Management Solutions software has integrated smaller printers in multiple locations. Pai says, “We have developed a SOP. Since we are dealing with 150 print firms of all shapes and sizes, there is a need to standardise it. All of it is rendered through a technology platform.”

Needless to state, all this has boosted fortunes, the company is growing at 15% per annum.

“Our strong point is that we learnt to adopt technology early on and have been among the front-runners whenever there was a new technology in print,” Pai told PrintWeek India in a recent interview.

The shortlisted companies in this category were

ITC Limited - PPD

Lovely Offset Printers

Mudrika Labels

Parksons Packaging

Printmann Group

Replika Press