Echaar Equipment’s top management to explore opportunities at K 2022

Company wants to stay abreast with latest developments

L to R: Kirti Panchal and Ramesh Panchal of Echaar during the open house held in April 2022
L to R: Kirti Panchal and Ramesh Panchal of Echaar during the open house held in April 2022. Photo: PSA

The senior management of the packaging machine manufacturing company, Echaar Equipments, will visit the K 2022 show to meet leading industry players and witness the latest technologies in the printing and converting industry, said Kirti Panchal, managing director of the company.

As you are aware, we have invested a lot in the flexible packaging printing and converting business. So, we would like to be abreast with the latest developments that are taking place in the industry, and K is the best place for that. A show of this magnitude is happening after a long time as things were disrupted because of Covid,” says Panchal.

We were supposed to have our own stall at the show, but we withdrew as we want to first focus on Indian exhibitions such as PlastIndia 2023, which will take place early next year in Delhi. We want to be at global shows such as K when we have a good number of installations here in India. That will give us the confidence to exhibit along with the best in the world.”  

Panchal says they will look forward to meeting and recruiting agents at K 2022 who can represent the company in Europe and other parts of the world. 

Our top management will be at the expo for five days and will meet a variety of people from the industry. Looking for agents who can represent us in various markets of the world would be an important part of the agenda,” Panchal says. 

Recently, Echaar held an open house at its Ambernath plant to showcase its latest product – the Flexomaster HR500 CI flexo press. Echaar has collaborated with CT Service SRLS. owned by Claudio Maggio, an ex-founder and director of Uteco.

To offer CI flexo presses to all segments of the flexible packaging market, Echaar has designed and built the Flexosmart CI press for running at 300 meters a minute. The Flexosmart press is nearly ready and will be demonstrated at another open house later this year. In December 2020, it held an open house to demonstrate the Flexodelight HL 400 CI press that was sold and installed at Kalyani Packaging in Kolkata. 

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