Sodhisons at Printpack 2022 sells 9 machines in first 3 days

A variety of converting machines from a single supplier

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Sodhisons at Printpack 2022 sells 9 machines in 3 days
Sodhisons Mechanical Works CEO Rakesh Sodhi. Photo PSA

On 26 May 2022, the first day of Printpack India, Sodhisons opened its account with the sale of an autoplaten die-cutting machine with a heated platen to cut plastic, to Dimple Packaging in Ludhiana. Dimple’s Pankaj Kalra said, “We already have an autoplaten die-cutter with hot foil stamping from Sodhisons and are investing in the second machine owing to their service and the technical strength of the machine capable of 600 tons of pressure for deep embossing. We have made the right choice.” 

Sharda Graphics signed a deal on the first day for an autoplaten die-cutting machine with a heated platen and a Heidelberg Cylinder with hot foil stamping and a 3-flute laminator to enhance its productivity. It is a user of five platen die-cutters with hot foil stamping machines from Soshisons for the past 16 years.

On the second day of the show, Sodhisons inked deals for fully automatic rigid box-making machines with two customers. It also sold a couple of 3-ply flute laminators with a speed of 8,000 sheets an hour, to Chandni, and SB Printo Pack respectively.

The KDX high configuration dry lamination machine under Shenso (a joint venture of DAYA and Sodhisons) was sold to Khosla Printers in Sahibabad. This machine is equipped with 5 servos, a high-pile feeder and stacker, and an auto tension controller for film unwinding. Khosla said, “After studying all the options available in the market, we decided to invest in the 6th Generation Intelligent KDX lamination machine with hot-knife which is ready for the future and meets our ever-increasing production demands.”

On the third day of the Printpack India show, 28 May 2022, Sodhisons signed a deal with Nageen Print Pack in Meerut for its high-speed auto flute laminator which runs at 12,000 sheets an hour. Mohit Jain of Nageen commented – “We are investing in a high-speed flute laminator to match and balance our other production capacities.” 

Another deal was signed for a 5-ply automatic flute laminator with Hari har press on the same day. A special manual heavy-duty die-cutting machine with an air clutch was sold to Frank Education. A die-cutter with a hot foil stamper was also sold to Archies. Regarding its success of the first three days of the show, Sodhisons Mechanical Works CEO Rakesh Sodhi said, “We are providing all the solutions to our customers under one roof. We are looking forward to cracking at least ten more deals by end of the show.”

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