Anilox sleeve made by Acme Rolltech

As we have written earlier, Acme Rolltech, the fast-growing Indian player in the anilox rolls and sleeves industry, is preparing for its debut participation at drupa in Dusseldorf from 28 May to 7 June. The three talented engineers who have built this Ahmedabad-based company combine their high technology education and experience into a success story of confident technical manufacturers who can listen to their customers and deliver specialized industrial components and solutions.

Drupa 2024 has come at the right time for the company, as Sandeep Sharma, director of Acme Rolltech finds that the 8-year gap has worked for the company which will be able to expand its heightened brand visibility and global market acceptance at the show. In the past five years, it has sold more than 9,500 rolls and sleeves in the market. The company which doubled its capacity in 2021, is talking about its imminent expansion – a story that is maturing in drupa time.

Currently is providing ceramic anilox rollers and sleeves to more than 900 customers in India about 25 countries. The company which assiduously takes part in industry exhibitions across the world has the clear goal of using drupa to expand its exports to at least 50 countries in all its application segments including narrow web, wide web CI and stack flexo presses – and in offset, specialty and film coatings, corrugation, paper bag making, and technical textile applications.

From my recent conversation with Sharma, I gather that what distinguishes Acme Rolltech is that its owners understand that any technical process or component is complex and needs to be viewed from several technology perspectives. Added to their can-do approach, the three partners lead a team that listens to customers with intensity. Their experience and understanding of laser engraving techniques often lead to the efficient development of unique solutions. 

I am personally looking forward to sharing the company’s presentations, enthusiasm and excitement at drupa. It is one of the Indian exhibitors that has already signed up to make a couple of videos at its stand at the show in our collaboration with the Super Content Group.

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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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