Monotech Systems, which represents reputed companies that include EFI, Highcon, Itoh cutting machines among others is eyeing the Indian packaging industry with an array of product offerings.
During an interview with Packaging South Asia, Kamal Vyas, vice president and business head, high-end products at Monotech Systems indicated the plans for the packaging industry.
Vyas says, “Everyone knows that the packaging printing industry is currently booming. We see new packaging development in the market. This is possible with the use of high-end equipment. We at Monotech offer this basket of equipment from prepress to press to finishing. Today there are some machine manufacturers who offer their machines on click
charge basis, in our case we represent the EFI Jetrion series for their digital label printing presses in India. EFI is the only company which does not have the click charge system. The press is purchased and the user has to only buy the inks. EFI has sold more than 200 of such label presses worldwide.”
Besides EFI, Monotech also represents a host of other companies for their products in India. This includes Highcon digital finishing machines for the carton packaging industry and Itoh (Japan) paper cutting machines. Vyas says, “Highcon is a special digital cutting and creasing system. The system uses laser technology to cut and a unique instant method to crease. This means there is no requirement of dies. The machine is capable of cutting and creasing at the same time those jobs which require perfection. Recently at the Graph Expo, Highcon’s Euclid II Plus was launched. The machine offers suchprecise cutting and creasing that it is very difficult to get the same effect on the normal diecutters.”
Vyas adds, “Two months ago we included the Itoh brand of Japanese paper cutting machines in our portfolio as national distributors. The company manufactures cutting systems designed for both the printing and packaging industry.” On probing whether there have been any installations for Highcon, Kamal Vyas concludes, “Till now we have had no installations of Highcon. We are having serious enquiries and discussions which are likely
to get finalized quite soon.”