Excel Machinery shows diecutting and blanking machine at PrintPack India 2022

Live demos and customer referrals bring repeat and new sales

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Excel Machinery team at PrintPack India 2022. Photo PSA

For Excel Machinery, the PrintPack event was again successful. The company sold four autoplaten die-cutting machines and three automated blanking machines. “From the first day, the footfalls took flight and kept the visitors aboard until the last day,” said Manish Patel, director, Excel Machinery.

The company exhibited its larger Maxima HS1020 automatic die-cutting (punching), its Maxima EXB 35 die-cutter, and an automatic blanking with a somewhat novel approach at the event. The tooling for the blanking machines is a simple plastic cutout in the shape of the package that looks like it can be economically produced everywhere on a simple jigsaw machine.

The Maxima HS 1020 has a maximum sheet size of 28 x40-inches and a die-cutting and creasing capability of 7,500 sheets an hour. The Maxima EXB 35 has a maximum sheet size of 25 x 35-inch and a cutting speed of 5,000 sheets an hour.

“We have an in-house production unit for producing the automatic die-cutter and blanking machines. We don’t import spare parts for the manufacturing of the device. Our product is made in India,” said Patel. The company, to date, has installed 307 die-cutting machines in different regions of India and gives services and consumables to all its customers at a very reasonable cost. Of this total 48 Excel Maxima die-cutters are installed in the Mumbai area itself.

Patel noted that PrintPack has always been a favorite venue for the company since it has always resulted in landing successful sales agreements. He anticipates strong results this time, with numerous enquiries flooding in for the larger Maxima HS 1020 that was being demonstrated live. He stated that the event had prompted the firm to receive repeat purchases and new orders from existing customer’s referrals.

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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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Correspondent-Delhi & NCR Girish has been working and editorially contributing to both Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia since 2021, covering the western regions of India. He has extensively covered a variety of verticals in both the printing and packaging industries. Skilled in taking Interviews and Story Writeup, Communication, Writing, and Research. Strong education professional with a Master of Arts - MA (MASS COMM.) focused in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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