VeePee Graphic Solutions buys Esko CDI and XPS at Labelexpo

20 years of Esko-VeePee partnership

'The VeePee and Esko teams after the deal at Labelexpo 2022. Photo PSA
'The VeePee and Esko teams after the deal at Labelexpo 2022. Photo PSA

VeePee Graphic Solutions, a premium flexo plate supplier to the packaging industry, signed deals for a CDI imager, its sixth one, as well as an XPS from Esko, a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions, at the Labelexpo show. The deals were announced at Esko’s stand at the 7th Labelexpo India, taking place at the India Expo Center in Greater Noida till 13 November 2022.

Arnab Maiti, Esko’s general manager for South Asia, remarked, “JC (Jai Chandra of VeePee) happens to be one of the longest standing partners for us in South Asia since 2001. It has been around 20 years. Veepee Graphic have been a partner for every major innovation that has come out of Esko and is one of the early adopters. I am proud to be a part of that success and the journey continues.”

Maiti said XPS is Esko’s “groundbreaking” digital LED exposure for flexo plates. “We managed to convince him once again to buy the sixth CDI imager. They are the first one to buy the second XPS in India. JC had started using it a year ago and found it good enough to augment it with another one. A big technology partnership is on and XPS is one of the enablers of that as well.”

Jai Chandra (JC), director of VeePee Graphic Solutions, said, “Esko for me is like extended family. I don’t consider them as a vendor or a supplier. It’s been a really long journey of 20 years. We started from scratch and if we have come this far, I think the credit goes to Esko and Dupont, who have been by our side and been part of our growth. XPS is a new technology for us – it took us some time to understand it and settle down. But then we realized there is nothing better than the XPS. So, we decided to go in for our second machine, and the sixth imager. I think a lot more is to come and we’re not going to stop at six.”

Thomas Klein, CTO, Hardware, at Esko, said “I have always been challenged by JC to make a new step toward innovation. We are working very closely together to take flexo forward. This is definitely not the last thing we did closely together. There are more to come, but that’s something for later.”

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