Pakona Engineers at PackEx 2021

New concepts and technologies upgrade packaging machines

L-R Prafull S. Bhalerao, assistant vice president and Sanjay Kumar from Pakona Engineers at their stand Photo: PSA
L-R Prafull S. Bhalerao, assistant vice president and Sanjay Kumar from Pakona Engineers at their stand Photo: PSA

Pakona Engineers is one of India’s leading packaging machinery manufacturers specializing in FFS machines for flexible packaging. It is one of the largest flexible packaging machine exporters in India. Started with horizontal FFS machines, it now produces a large variety of packaging machines.

Pakona’s high-speed horizontal and vertical FFS machines, dosing and filling machines, cartoning machines, bailing machines, and filing line machines for a wide range of products, including powders, granules, solids, liquids, and pastes. Its machines are installed in more than 94 countries, with customers including well-known brands such as MDH, Parle, ITC, Unilever, and Naturals.

Pakona beliefs on introducing advanced technologies

Pakona vertical FFS machine
Pakona vertical FFS machine for flexible packaging      Photo: PSA

For its vertical FFS machines, the company claims that they are easy to use and cost-effective and used in almost every industry, while at the same time, innovations and automation are being added. The company’s assistant vice president Prafull Bhalerao at the recent Packex exhibition in Pragati Maidan in Delhi, added, “We are bringing a new concept to the customers in packaging for better growth of their business in this competitive market. And, we also believe in introducing new advanced technologies as per customers’ requirements. Today, technology and automation have many benefits, including manpower reduction, quality, the aesthetic look of the pouches, and the saving of electricity and space.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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