At PackPlus 2016, Biku Kohli, director of SP Ultraflex Systems was present to promote its brand of slitters which is already a hit in the Indian market. Biku Kohli says, “Events like these are a meeting point for us where we can meet our customers. We have met our customers from the northern part of India in this event. For the past two years since we have been promoting our turret slitter, we have already installed eight slitters. I think I can say that our slitters have been liked by our customers as we have got repeat orders for about six new slitters. Most companies are now aiming to increase production without buying new machines or further investing in manpower or plant space. Which makes our
slitters just right for the job as they can perform the job of about two standard slitters single-handedly.”
The current calender year has been excellent for us says Kohli compared to the last year. “This year, our order books are in a healthy state and we hope to maintain this momentum. We are on track to sell double the number of machines compared to last year. So it is a bumper 2016-17 year for us you can say. Our operations are flexible and can be scaled up if required. One of our current challenges is to meet the demand which is a nice problem to have,” Kohli adds.
The company launched Roboslit in 2014 and installed its first machine at GLS Industries, Gurgaon in late 2014. With the Roboslit brand now established in the market and the benefit of dual turret technology well known, orders are flowing in which include both new and repeats as well. Among the orders under process, three are for customers based in South India, three for customers in North India and one machine which will be installed in West India. Of these, two machines are repeat orders – one by GLS Industries in Gurgaon and one by Shrinath Laminators in Hyderabad, both within a short period of the first Roboslit installation.
Kohli says, “I urge our customers to help us in delivering their machines on time by ordering a bit earlier than they are doing at the moment. Many may think that a slitter can be manufactured in a couple of months but we do actually need about four months to build a slitter according to our quality specifications. We also do wish that our competitors also focus on delivering quality and support and help us all reach the levels of our European peers rather than cutting corners for short-term gains.”