Shuban Prints buys Bobst Novacut 106 E 3.0 die-cutter and Visionfold folder-gluer

Deal signed on day two of Printpack 2019

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Bharat Gupta of Shuban Prints (second from left) flanked by the Bobst team at Printpack 2019

Jaipur-based monocarton and rigid box manufacturer Shuban Prints has bought the new generation Bobst Novacut 106 E 3.0 die-cutter, which will be placed at its upcoming state-of-the-art plant in Jaipur. The deal was announced on the second day of Printpack 2019 show at Bobst India’s stand. The Novacut 106 E 3.0 die-cutter bought by Shuban is currently being demonstrated by Bobst India at Printpack.

“The most important reason for buying the new generation Novacut 106 E 3.0 is the quick change-over time that the machine offers. This will greatly help our productivity, as we can quickly change from duplex to E-flute and vice versa. Better productivity also means timely deliver, especially when it comes to jobs for the pharma industry customer for whom punctuality is very important,” says Bharat Gupta, managing director, Shuban Prints.

Shuban had been using a pre-owned Bobst die-cutter, so upgrading to a brand new Novacut was a logical step forward, Gupta says. “Such was our faith in Bobst that we first saw the Novacut on 1 December and placed the order on 13 December.”

In addition to the Novacut, the Jaipur-based firm has also placed an order for a Bobst Visionfold folder-gluer.

Commenting on the development, Venugopal Menon of Bobst India says, “Shuban prints were very clear that if it has to be a converting machine, it has to be a Bobst because they were already familiar with our technology. Also, they wanted a supplier who has reliability, precision and longevity.”

Shuban’s new plant to be ready by March

Gupta informs that Shuban is building a brand-new plant which will be spread over 2 acres. In the first phase, the manufacturing will happen over an area of 30,000 square feet. The plant is fully USFDA compliant and will have the capacity to convert 300 tons of paper board per month. In addition to pharma industry, the company also services customers in sweets, snacks and FMCG industries.

“Our new plant is currently under construction and will be ready by March this year. All operations are streamlined,” he says.

The new plant will house the Novacut 106 E 3.0 die-cutter, Visionfold folder-gluer, an E-flute machine by Zhongke India and an 8-color offset press.

Shuban is also in the process of setting a sales office in Noida, which will help the company in acquiring new customers. At present, the company is a very dominant player in the Rajasthan market where it has an 85% share in the rigid box segment.

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Shardul Sharma
Correspondent-Mumbai Shardul has been working and editorially contributing to both Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia since 2011, covering the western regions of India. He has extensively covered variety of verticals in both printing and packaging industries. On personal front, he has keen interest in sports and music.

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