MRL Group stand at IntraPac 2024 Photo PSA

MRL Printing Rolls, an associate company of MRL Group, a leading manufacturer of rollers, recently showcased its range of rollers at the maiden IntraPac India 2024 show, held from 14 to 17 March at Greater Noida’s India Expo Centre.

The group manufactures rolls for packaging, paper, textiles, steel, and other industries. Rollers on display at its stand ranged from anilox, rubber, and grooving rollers for the printing and packaging industry, PU rollers (polyurethane rollers) and rubber rolls for the paper manufacturing industry, hard chrome rolls, induction-hardened and tungsten carbide.

With three plants in Modinagar in Uttar Pradesh and one plant in Hyderabad, the company will establish one more unit in Vadodara, targeting leading OEMs of the industry.

In an interaction, Vaibhav Agarwal, director of MRL Group, said the group has made significant progress in its expansion plans. In December 2021, MRL Group inaugurated a new plant in Hyderabad, named Hyderabad Industrial Rolls, to target the paper manufacturing industry in India’s Southern parts.

Rollers for the paper manufacturing company are our main product. These are in high demand in the South because of the high number of paper-manufacturing companies in the region.”

Agarwal emphasized the company’s primary focus on the paper manufacturing industry, followed by the textile and steel industry and then the printing and packaging industry. He claims they are the largest roller makers in India with a capacity to manufacture rollers from 20mm to 2000 mm in diameter, 10mm to 10000mm in length, with each weighing around 30-40 tons.

At Intrapac, the group aimed at meeting its customers and strengthening the relationships. Agarwal said the company was getting inquiries from new customers as well.

Packaging South Asia — resilient, growing and impactful — daily, monthly — always responsive

The multi-channel B2B in print and digital 17-year-old platform matches the industry’s growth trajectory. The Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle East packaging industries are looking beyond the resilience of the past three years. They are resuming capacity expansion and diversification, with high technology and automation in new plants and projects.

As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are growing similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

The coming year looks to be an up year in this region, and this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing communication – in our rich and highly targeted business platform with human resources on the ground. Share your thoughts and plans to inspire and mobilize our editorial and advertising teams!

For editorial — for advertisement and for subscriptions

– Naresh Khanna (25 October 2023)

Subscribe Now
unnamed 1


Subscribe to our Newsletter


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here