Multitec launches two new full servo presses

Ties up with Multigraph

3
Amit Ahuja, managing director of Multitec at Labelexpo India 2016. Photo PSA

At the recently held Labelexpo India, Multitec showcased two presses— the VSI Servo S2, which comes with two servo motors at every print station, and the Ecosmart Servo. Amit Ahuja, managing director at Multitec said, “For an 8-color press, the total number of servo motors fitted onto the press are 19. To start a new 8-color job, you can set it up within 30 meters. Also, for the first time, we displayed one unit with LED UV curing from GEW. The Ecosmart Servo, which is also a full-servo press, is aimed at printers who only want to be in labels and not in other areas such as shrink sleeves.”

Multitec recently tied up with Multigraph, the trading division of Manugraph, to represent the Indian label press manufacturer in the Middle East and Africa. On its partnership with Multigraph, Ahuja said, “Multigraph has a wide network in the Middle East and Africa that increases our reach in that market. We are currently training the Multigraph engineers, who will eventually handle the postsales service of the machine in that region.” Sanjay Shah, vice chairman and managing director of Manugraph India, and director at Multigraph, said, “We are happy to be associated with Multitec. Indian machine manufacturers are doing very well overseas.”

At the Labelexpo show, Multitec sold both the presses that were displayed on its stand. Of the two machines sold, the Ecosmart Servo press was bought by Hyderabad-based Team Labels while the VSI Servo S2 press went to Zambia-based Print Fast. Ahuja said, “Team Labels has been traditionally an OMET customer so we are proud of this deal.”

logo lebelexpo 2Multitec has sold more than 15 presses in 2016, which takes the company’s total installations to 171. Although the company installed around 23 new presses in the last financial year, Ahuja said it will be difficult to predict whether Multitec will be able to match that figure due to the demonetization effect on the industry. He concluded, “Demonetization is certainly a factor that we have to consider now but we should not be too worried about it as sooner or later things will come to normalcy. However, I think it will have far more effect on the lower rung players in the segment. Nevertheless, we should see the implementation of GST in the next financial year, which should have a positive effect on the industry.”

The impact, resilience, and growth of responsible packaging in a wide region are daily chronicled by Packaging South Asia.

A multi-channel B2B publication and digital platform such as Packaging South Asia is always aware of the prospect of new beginnings and renewal. Its 16-year-old print monthly, based in New Delhi, India has demonstrated its commitment to progress and growth. The Indian and Asian packaging industries have shown resilience in the face of ongoing challenges over the past three years.

As we present our publishing plan for 2023, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 will reach 6.3%. Packaging industry growth has exceeded GDP growth even when allowing for inflation in the past three years.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 33% over the past three years. With orders in place, we expect another 33% capacity addition from 2023 to 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels have grown similarly. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

Even given the disruptions of supply chains, raw material prices, and the challenge of responsible and sustainable packaging, packaging in all its creative forms and purposes has significant headroom to grow in India and Asia. Our context and coverage engulf the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and further – to waste collection and recycling. We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers.

In an admittedly fragmented and textured terrain, this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing support communication – in our impactful and highly targeted business platform. Tell us what you need. Speak and write to our editorial and advertising teams! For advertisement ads1@ippgroup.in , for editorial info@ippgroup.in and for subscriptions subscription@ippgroup.in

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here