Group photo after the contract signing with a picture printed on the VariJET 106 by representatives of TCPL, Koenig & Bauer and Indo Polygraph Photo K&B

TCPL Packaging, one of India’s largest packaging printers and which is listed on the stock exchange, has placed another order for a Rapida sheetfed offset press at drupa24. The company ordered a Rapida 106 with seven inking units and a double-coater to be installed at its Goa plant. After the installation, TCPL will have 107 printing and finishing units from Koenig & Bauer in operation.

Continuous growth for 25 years

TCPL employs 1,900 people in five production plants across the country and its 2021 turnover totalled approximately Euro 110 million. Since its foundation 25 years ago, it has grown continuously and very dynamically with diversification to several paper based segments including luxury cartons and cups as well as to flexible packaging with a blown film line with MDO and several Bobst gravure presses.

Several K&B offset presses such as the Rapida 106 ordered at drupa, are already in production at TCPL’s Silvassa and Haridwar plants. The new 7-color Rapida 106 is equipped for printing on plastic and film material with a UV package, but can also be flexibly used for conventional multicolor offset production.

Strategic investment for more finishing

The new investment is aimed at increasing the profitability and reliability of production through greater inline finishing options, according to Saket Kanoria, managing director of TCPL Packaging. He explains, “We are very satisfied with the machines from Koenig & Bauer. The new investment builds on an existing fleet and emphasizes our commitment to continuously improve our capabilities through strategic investment.”

Based on a press release from K&B

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Naresh Khanna
Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy. Elected vice-president of the International Packaging Press Organization in May 2023.


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