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DGM India officials with Paramount Packaging team at drupa

DGM India has signed multiple deals in the first few days of drupa 2024, announcing agreements to sell five machines to four companies across India. The deals include SmartFold folder gluers and Technocut die cutters.

Mumbai-based Paramount has agreed to purchase a SmartFold 800PC automatic folder gluer. Angad Enterprise, based in Kalaamb, Himachal Pradesh, has ordered a DGM SmartFold 1100SL for its upcoming unit. Kolkata-based York Print has signed a deal for two DGM Technocut 1050S die-cutters with stripping, and Ahmedabad-based Rightway Packaging has ordered a DGM SmartFold 1100SL.

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DGM India officials with Angad Enterprise team at drupa

“These orders indicate that DGM now has a presence in all parts of India. The Indian packaging market is growing rapidly, and converters are investing in new machines. DGM India is experiencing robust growth, and we are in the process of expanding our employee count in the coming months to better serve our growing customer base. Our focus will be on building a strong and agile post-sales service team,” said Puneet Agarwal of DGM Automation India.

DGM India is also working on setting up an assembly unit in India. The company already has a demo centre in Noida, which was inaugurated a year ago.

“If the visa issues between India and China are resolved, we will start some assembly operations in India. We have space in Noida that we should utilize. However, the extent of the assembly work we will undertake is yet to be determined. But yes, this is in the pipeline. We will start with assembly and then move to manufacturing in India. We are very optimistic about the long-term potential of the Indian market,” Agarwal said.

Top-of-the-line technology at Drupa

DGM is showcasing its flagship SmartFold Servo X 1100-SL folder gluer and Technocut 1050-S die cutter at Drupa 2024.

“The SmartFold Servo X 1100-SL folder gluer is not currently installed in India, with installations mainly in Europe and North America. However, we have multiple installations of the Technocut 1050-S die cutter in India,” Agarwal said.

The SmartFold Servo X 1100-SL is an automatic high-speed intelligent folder gluer suitable for straight-line, crash lock bottom, double-wall, and 4- and 6-corner boxes. The Technocut 1050-S is a fully automatic flat die-cutting and creasing machine designed for large-format cutting with precise centering and stripping. The machine is equipped with an automatic feeder with a non-stop system, featuring four lift-up and four forwarding suckers, capable of handling a wide range of materials from paper (80gsm – 2000gsm) to corrugated board (5mm).

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Shardul Sharma
Correspondent-Mumbai Shardul has been working and editorially contributing to both Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia since 2011, covering the western regions of India. He has extensively covered variety of verticals in both printing and packaging industries. On personal front, he has keen interest in sports and music.

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