DGM India signs deals with Kolkata’s Sattik Packaging, Delhi-based Packmaax India

Deal announced on Day 2 of Printpack

Sanjay Saha of Sattik Packaging (right) with DGM team

Kolkata-based Sattik Packaging has signed a deal to buy Megafold 2400 folder-gluer with stacker from DGM India. This will be the second folder-gluer that Sattik has bought from the DGM portfolio. At present, Sattik Packaging makes 3-ply and 5-ply boxes.

“We had bought a Megafold 1650 folder-gluer from DGM about one-and-a-half years ago directly from DGM, before DGM India was established. We are very satisfied with the machine and therefore we have opted for the Megafold 2400 now,” says Sanjay Saha, director, Sattik Packaging.

In the converting section, the company also has a Bobst Novacut 106 die-cutter and a Bobst Visionfold folder-gluer. Saha shares that the company has also placed an order for a 7-color UV coater press from KBA as it wants to venture into manufacturing mono cartons.

“We have already placed an order for the KBA press, which will be commissioned in June this year. With this we will enter the mono carton segment,” he says.

Smartfold 1100SL at Packmaax India

DGM India will also be supplying SmartFold 1100SL folder-gluer to Delhi-based Packmaax India. This folder-gluer can process straight line cartons, crash lock bottom cartons, double wall boxes and 4/6 corner boxes solid board up to 800 gsm and micro-fluted box up to 20 mm folded thickness.

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