India is an important market for the Hangzhou-based company

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Hangzhou Zhongya Machinery stand at Shanghai World of Packaging 2017

Hangzhou Zhongya Machinery  is one of China’s leading packaging equipment manufacturers for liquid products. The company’s portfolio of solutions consists of filling sealing equipment, downstream packaging equipment and hollow container blow molding equipment for various liquid products. Hangzhou Zhongya Machinery is based in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang province, and has its manufacturing plant located there. The plant produces solutions like cup-filling machines, bottle-filling machines, pouch-filling machines, bottle blow equipment, sleeve-wrapping machines, case packing and box packing, among others.

Zhongya’s machines are widely used in the dairy, beverage, edible oil and grease, seasoning, household and other industries. Its main clients include Chinese companies such as Cofco, Yili Dairy, Mengniu Dairy, Bright Dairy, Wahaha, Yihai Kerry, Sanyuan, Modern Farming, New Hope, Xiangpiaopiao, Jinmailang and Haday Favouring, to name a few. The company also supplies to multinational companies like Danone Group, Nestle, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Unilever, Fonterra Group, Friesland dairy, UNI-president, Meiji Dairy,  among others.

The company has a good presence in India as well and has installation of over 20 blowing machines and a similar number of filling machines. Some of the company’s major Indian customers are Amul, Cavinkare and IDMC. There are seven engineers in India who are based in Mumbai and the Indian team takes care of after-sales services. The company also supplies machines to Indian pharmaceutical companies that have a manufacturing base in China.

“We have a fast growing presence in India and we regularly participate in exhibitions there. We see really good demand for our blow molding machines in India,” said Collin Cai, key account manager, international business department, Hangzhou Zhongya Machinery  during the Shanghai World of Packaging (SWOP) 2017 show that was held in Shanghai from 7 to 10 November. Zhongya displayed a wide variety of its machines at the Shanghai show.
Cai informed that Zhongya will be exhibiting at the upcoming Plastindia 2018 in February 2018 in Gujarat. “We will display one of our injection blow molding machines at the Plastindia 2018 show,” he shared.

Finally, talking about the difference in trends in Indian and Chinese liquid packaging industry, Cai said that in China customers are now demanding full turnkey projects to be executed instead of buying single machines while in India, the dominant trend is that of investing in single machines.