PrimePackindia – an importer of packaging machines

A spectrum of Chinese machines displayed at PackPlus

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Mehul Thakkar, director of PrimePackindia at PackPlus exhibition 2022. Photo PSA

Indore-based PrimePackindia has imported packaging machines and materials for small-scale industries and SMEs from China for over a decade. It supplies packaging machines required for pesticides, food, and stationery in India. These include form, filling and sealing, pasting, and labeling machines.

At the recently concluded PackPlus, the company displayed labeling, box strapping, smart inkjet printers, granule fillers, form filling and sealing, conveyors, and shrink tunnels machines. After importing the machines from China, it configures them according to the Indian customers’ needs. “We import and order the machines from China to develop the products as per the Indian requirement so that the machines can be used effectively and efficiently,” said Mehul Thakkar, director of PrimePackindia.

He added, “In comparison to the Indian market, China has enough volume to feed the world’s factories. It has automatization and quality, and still, Indians lag in these. Indians used to bring the lower category machines and faced problems. We are configuring the equipment as per requirements that may not exactly be to the US requirement, but as India has its standards we customize the machine so that it can be easily accepted in the market.”

On the expansion of the company’s activities, Thakkar stated, “We are firstly and slowly planning to open new offices in major cities of India. Additionally, we have bought 27,000 square feet of property in our city that we aim to use to build manufacturing facilities to assemble some of the products over here soon. Also, we are here in the PackPlus exhibition to improve our sales and build relationships and connections with new customers.”

 

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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Correspondent-Delhi & NCR Girish has been working and editorially contributing to both Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia since 2021, covering the western regions of India. He has extensively covered a variety of verticals in both the printing and packaging industries. Skilled in taking Interviews and Story Writeup, Communication, Writing, and Research. Strong education professional with a Master of Arts - MA (MASS COMM.) focused in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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