At the recently held K-Plastics & Rubber exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, Manugraph announced its plans to manufacture CI flexo presses in India. Manugraph will now be able to offer ‘made in India’ CI flexo machines to the Indian market in partnership with the world renowned Italian brand Carraro & Carint. Manugraph is in exclusive partnership with Carraro to manufacture flexo machines in India
The Carraro brand has been in the CI flexo business since the early 1950s, and it was the first Italian manufacturer of flexographic printing technology. Down the years, flexo technology has seen many developments and improvements in the overall quality process and is now synonymous with the packaging industry.
The manufacture of the first flexo machine in India will be at Manugraph’s sprawling state-of-the-art facility in Kolhapur, which is spread over 1,38,000 sq. m. The factory follows a strict quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 standards. The scope of the quality management system covers design, development, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and servicing.
Manugraph’s factory also has in place advanced waste management systems, recycling infrastructure, energy-efficient systems and methods to reduce emissions, making for a world-class eco-friendly manufacturing environment. In addition to its top-class factory units, Manugraph also has a strong sales and service network in India complemented by a worldwide network of offices spanning the Middle East, Africa and the USA through distributors, agents and some of its own offices.
“Leveraging on our ultra-modern production facilites at Kolhapur, we aim to bring the best in flexo technology to the Indian market,” said Pradeep Shah, managing director, Manugraph India. “Customers now do not need to spend valuable foreign exchange for procurring CI flexo machine brands from abroad, and will save immensely on import costs as these machines will now be made available locally by us. They will also benefit from Manugraph’s well-known after-sales services, available globally,” shared Shah.
The CI flexo presses will be marketed by Multigraph Machinery, which is the agency for Manugraph, headed by Hiten Mehta, president – packaging division). He has over 30 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry and will promote CI flexo presses not just in India, but in markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.