Meerut’s Agarwal Pack Products buys Bobst Novafold

Deal on third day of Printpack – Hall 9B, Stand F-34

Agarwal Pack Products team with Bobst India team at Printpack. Photo Bobst

After announcing multiple deals on the first two days of the 15th Printpack India, Bobst India announced another deal on the third day of the event. The company said it has sold a Novafold 110 A2 folder gluer to Meerut-based Agarwal Pack Products.

We have tried and tested a number of machines and there is nothing like a Bobst machine. Their after sales service is also excellent. Also, we were able to buy a brand new machine because of easy financing by the banks,” said Vinay Agarwal of Agarwal Pack Products.

Agarwal Pack Products already uses a Bobst Novacut, which the company bought brand new a few years ago. It prints and converts a variety of cartons and boxes but its main area of specialization is sweet boxes. In the printing department, it has five offset presses. Talking about the carton packaging industry, Agarwal said that it is on a growth path and the 2022-2023 financial year should be excellent.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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