FLEXIHead for producing packaging prototypes and samples

Shree Arun Packaging opts for Kongsberg V20 samplemaking table

Hemant Bothica, director, Shree Arun Packaging with the Kongsberg V20 cutting and creasing table with FLEXIHead for producing packaging prototypes and samples

Mumbai-based Shree Arun Packaging is primarily a folding box manufacturer providing cartons, sleeves, inserts and wrappers to consumer product companies. The company’s main customers are pharmaceutical and FMCG manufacturers, while some packaging materials are also supplied to the cosmetics, food and engineering industries. With its offices centrally located in the city and its printing and converting plants in Navi Mumbai, Shree Arun is a leading packaging supplier to several global and local brands.

A user of Esko software, Shree Arun recently installed a Kongsberg V20 cutting and creasing table with FLEXIHead for producing packaging prototypes and samples at one of its plants. Capex is always a constraint but so is the importance of having the right set of tools to quickly and efficiently compete in the carton market. “We were thinking of getting a table for quite some time but were not able to work out the costs until now. We realized that a sampling table was the missing link in our state-of-the-art chain of equipment. We looked at other options as well after doing a thorough research on sample tables ultimately opted for the Kongsberg. Our customers also know that Kongsberg means quality,” says Hemant Bhotica, director, Shree Arun Packaging.

“The Kongsberg V20 has given us a lot of flexibility. We can now meet the demands of our clients faster. In fact, we had a case recently, where we were able to quickly identify and rectify an error because the sample was ready in a very short time frame. Such speed was made possible only due to the Kongsberg V20,” he adds. Talking about the performance of the Kongsberg V20 table, Bhotica says it is not a very complicated machine to handle. “Once the workforce is trained, it is easy to run. . .We started a corrugation unit just three months back so we don’t have a lot of sampling to do in that department, but I am sure corrugated sampling too would not be a problem,” he adds. Shree Arun Packaging is already familiar with Esko products as it installed Esko’s DeskPack way back in 2012.

Rafiq Shaikh, Esko’s regional sales manager, says, “Shree Arun Packaging has taken a further step with Esko. The Kongsberg V20 samplemaking table is able to address the efficiency needs of the Indian packaging market in a competitive manner. Esko is proud to be partnering with Shree Arun Packaging in their goal to efficiently address the needs of the carton and corrugation market in a competitive manner. Esko’s aim is to plug the gaps in the packaging supply chain with smart software and hardware that helps our customers and their customers communicate and execute packaging production with precision.”

Esko’s digital finishing portfolio, complete with ArtiosCAD software and the Kongsberg cutting tables, is fuelling the industry transformation by helping converters expand their range of applications and offerings to their customers. The Kongsberg V cutters come in standard configurations for samplemaking, signage and display production. The Kongsberg V offers a broad selection of tools, providing quality results on a wide range of cutting, creasing, and plotting tasks. The Kongsberg V for packaging is a cutting table configured for samplemaking, short-run production of mockups and other packaging specific applications. This table is outfitted with a FLEXIHead. The Kongsberg V for signage and displays comes with a MultiCUT tool head offering milling productivity and a camera system.

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