Unique Equipments participates again at ProPak

Encourages packaging industry to stay resilient

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Sandip Pandit, general manager of Unique Equipments at the company's stand at the ProPak 2021 event in New Delhi. Photo PSA

After many date changes, ProPak India 2021 finally took place from 20 to 22 October in Pragati Maidan in New Delhi and experienced good footfalls throughout the event. The crowd levels were unexpected as Covid-19 is still having an impact and many visitors are still avoiding large gatherings and the exhibitions that have begun.

The three day Propack exhibition helped us to understand the breadth of the packaging industry. There is a hunger for technology, change, and information that made us realize that the industry needs to keep creating awareness on many topics. The continuous sharing of knowledge and experience of both the suppliers and the customers is needed to build back the planned growth of the industry and economy.

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Unique Equipments metal detection systems shown at the company’s stand at ProPack 2021 Photo PSA

While we were there throughout the three days of the event we interacted with many exhibitors and, on the last day, we met Unique Equipments at their stand to discuss their experience of ProPak India.

Speaking with Sandip Pandit, general manager of Unique Equipments, our team noticed the company’s enthusiasm for regularly participating in this event. We were surprised to see the unexpected crowd at the stand. Pandit’s message for the packaging industry was, “Don’t give up!”

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