Tech-Long Packaging Machinery, a provider of packaging machinery for beverages, liquid food, condiments, cosmetics and chemical products based in Guangzhou, China, supplies its solutions to leading brands in India, including P&G, Pepsi, Bisleri, Parle Agro, Coca-Cola and Unilever. The company provides complete bottling solutions from blow molding, filling and sealing, to wrap-around labeling machines. The company also provides machines for secondary packaging of the final product, palletizers and designs the packaging in-house.
“We have a 100% subsidiary in India, the US and Europe. Our offices are in Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The Indian subsidiary started in 2011, and the company has been operating in the industry since 1998. As of now, we are importing the machines into India, and we also have a complete service solution in India as well,” said Vithal Kalbate, regional director, Tech-Long.
The company will start its first machine manufacturing plant in India from 2021. “We have already acquired land in Ahmedabad for the plant,” Kalbate added. Tech-Long did not exhibit its machines but was actively selling its complete range of products at the Drink Technology India 2019 exhibition at Pragati Maidan in Delhi.
Sharing his viewpoint on sustainable packaging, Kalbate said, “As a plastic packaging equipment supplier, we are also responsible for the collection of plastic waste and educating customers. But as of now, there is no way for lateral recycling of plastic. We try to provide machines that use the minimum amount of plastic in packaging. Besides, this is still the best way of providing hygienic and safe beverage packaging in India. But India is still among the smallest users of plastic in the world. The per capita plastic consumption is 11 kilograms while it is 109 kilograms in the US, which is far more than India.”