The team of BHS India at the Packvision Expo 2024. Photo- PSA

BHS India, a subsidiary of the BHS Group, showcased its complete line of corrugated solutions at the recent Packvision Expo in Pune. As a leading name in the corrugated industry, BHS India demonstrated its advanced corrugating rolls, featuring widths ranging from 1.8 meters with a speed of 150 meters per minute to 3.3 meters with a speed of 450 meters per minute.

Ajay Bhardwaj, sales manager of BHS India, emphasized the versatility of the company’s rollers, designed to align with the specific configurations of various corrugated machines. “All the rollers are designed with respect to the machine. So, we are open to offering rolls for machines apart from the BHS corrugated machines, taking the machine’s configuration into consideration.”

At the exhibition, the BHS India team was accessible not only to BHS machine customers but also to those using low-margin corrugated machines, but seeking high-quality, cost-effective corrugated rollers for long-term use.

Bhardwaj highlighted the growing preference for corrugated boxes over plastic, driven by the sustainability movement gaining momentum in Asian countries. “In today’s market, everyone is looking to go green, and customers who seek eco-friendly packaging products are moving towards corrugation. This sustainability movement has given a push to the already growing packaging industry, of which corrugation is a major section.”

First manufacturing unit in India

BHS India is set to inaugurate its first five-acre manufacturing plant in India, which will become operational in the first quarter of 2025. This facility in Pune will produce all types of corrugated rolls, including pressure rolls, applicator rolls, and doctor rolls. Bhardwaj explained the significance of this new unit, “We are going to provide the facility in India and in Indian currency. It means customers can get real benefits.”

In its second phase, the plant will begin manufacturing the single facer-India (SF-I) machine. Although not a new machine in the market, the SF-I will be uniquely positioned as it will be manufactured locally. “Since it is manufactured in India, we will promote it differently.”

Bhardwaj underscored BHS India’s commitment to the local industry, noting the company has been present in India since 2011. “It’s our moral duty to serve the Indian industry through our new manufacturing unit in India. Indians will benefit as the machines and rollers will be available in Indian rupees, making them cheaper while BHS handles imports and currency formalities.”

To further enhance its service, BHS India plans to expand its local support across the country.

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