Valco Melton displayed a range of cold glue systems for folding carton application, corrugated application, web press applications and GMS microgluer for paper folder applications at PrintPack 2017. With its recent acquisition of ERO, S.r.l. based out Italy, and to expand its range of products in the paper converting industry, Valco Melton showcased the complete range of ERO products at its stand. In addition to this, ERO had a separate stand at the exhibition since the company’s decision to participate in PrintPack was taken before ERO was acquired by Valco Melton.
“ERO offers a varied range of camera-based inspection systems, which we highlighted at our stand and received positive response from the industry,” said Ravi Kiran, director at Valco Melton India. We have three versions in camera inspection system for the corrugated industry—the glue-check to capture high-definition photographs of the glue pattern, which indicates whether the box is properly glued or not, and also the length, width and position of the box; the fold-check to check the folding of the box; and the bundle-check to verify all the boxes in the bundle in order to reduce the risk of shipment rejection.
Valco Melton is working in 76 countries and has recently started its subsidiaries in Singapore and Dubai to cater to the Middle-East and South Eastern market. Kiran shared, “We are now focusing more on establishing these two subsidiaries in the world-wide market, whereas, in India, we have strategic plans to enter Tier-1 and -2 cities, which are growing rapidly. Packaging is one of our major segments and after this acquisition, we believe that Valco Melton will become a strong player in the converting, printing and packaging industry for folding carton and corrugated systems,” added Kiran. The company currently supplies machines globally to big OEMs like Bobst, Mitsubishi and many more in which Bobst India has been one of Valco Melton’s global key customers.
Talking about the growth of Valco Melton, Kiran said, “Valco has grown at a high percentage in the Indian market with more than 500 installations since 2010. We have recorded 43% growth last year; this year, it’s definitely going to be 100% as we have started our manufacturing unit in India.” According to him, it’s the first manufacturing unit for hot-melt machines in India. Until now, the company was manufacturing all its products in the US and Europe. Sharing his opinion about the market, Kiran pointed out that the printing and packaging segment is showing an aggressive growth in India and enrolling more into automation. So, according to Kiran, this is the right time to grab the market share.