Parksons Packaging installs Heidelberg press“The Speedmaster CX 102 is unparalleled in performance and productivity” — Ramesh Kejriwal, Parksons Packaging“We are truly excited about our latest acquisition, the Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102. Everything about the CX 102 press is impressive — unparalleled performance, enhanced productivity and best print quality,” says Ramesh Kejriwal, chairman, Parksons Packaging, on the post-installation performance of India’s first Speedmaster CX 102 6-color press. An automation proponent, Ramesh Kejriwal says that the Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102’s Prinect Inpress controls print quality while the sheets are on fly, thereby reducing wastage and shortening makeready times. “This is one of the most technically evolved solutions in the printing industry. The need of the hour is more automation and lesser manual interference. The Speedmaster CX 102 fits this requirement to a tee. Our makeready times are less than 15 minutes now, and we need less than 80 waste sheets for color matching, this saves us large volumes of ink and paper,” says a client.
Vinod Kela (in centre) and Parksons team along with the Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 6-color press at DamanThe alliance between Heidelberg and Parksons spans three decades. Over the years, Parksons has procured seven brand new Heidelberg presses for its production units at Daman and Pune. The chairman of one of the most dynamic print houses in the country believes firmly that value comes at a premium. “We are long-time customers of Heidelberg, since the eighties. So, we are well aware that Heidelberg presses come at a premium. But, the premium is entirely justified when you look at the cost savings and competitive advantage we enjoy,” he says. The Speedmaster CX 102 has helped the company achieve significant cost savings, related to production.
“Before buying the Speedmaster CX 102, we were running three production shifts 24 x 7. But, now we have eliminated one shift totally, saving on labour, electricity and other consumables, thereby maximizing profits and productivity. The underlying economics is compelling. The corollary is that we achieved our target numbers with ease. Buying the CX 102 has been our best business decision in recent years,” Ramesh Kejriwal states emphatically. Vinod Kela, general manager of the Parksons Packaging plant at Daman reaffirms Kejriwal’s statement, “Thanks to the Speedmaster CX102, we are running just two shifts now.With the arrival of CX 102, the Daman unit is now more energy efficient and cost-effective. The Speedmaster CX 102 experience has further forged the bond between Heidelberg and Parksons.” Ramesh Kejriwal also hinted that he will be signing up for two more new Speedmaster CX 102 presses with Heidelberg shortly.