Omet opens Omet India subsidiary

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OMET India P Limited
Pawandeep Sahni, Managing Director OMET India P Limited along with Andrea Calcagni OMET’s International Strategy and Business Development Manager

Omet India’s new office in Gurugram – Delhi NCR

Italian label press manufacturer Omet strengthens its commitment to the Indian subcontinent region, with the opening of its subsidiary Omet India P L which is based in Gurugram in the Delhi NCR

Since 2010 Omet has been exclusively sold and serviced in India through Weldon Celloplast, who will continue to represent Omet in India along with other partners. “The vision of establishing Omet India is to strengthen our existing relationships with our partners and provide a great service experience to our customers all over the region,” said Pawandeep Sahni, appointed to lead Omet in India and the subcontinent.

Omet considers India as one of its essential strategic markets to focus on in the coming years. The company says that it has considered India is on its way to become a US$ 5 trillion economy by the financial year 2024-25. Additionally, it sees the rise in middle-class income, expansion of large-scale organized retail trade, the increasing presence of eCommerce companies, and increasing demand of packaged food in India as indicators of assured double-digit growth of the packaging sector of the country. 

 “Omet is already an established brand in the Indian subcontinent with leading printers such as Huhtamaki PPL, Zircon, Renault, Pragati Pack, Any Graphics, Unique Photo Offset and many more respected printers as its customers. With the opening of Omet India, we look forward to increasing our ever-growing list of customers. And also to provide highly customized technical solutions to printers, as Omet is a global leader in providing such solutions,” said Paolo Grasso, Global Sales Head for Omet.

Indian customers of Omet have reacted positively to this expansion or coming closer of the company. Sanjeev Sondhi of Zircon Technologies, which runs multiple Omet presses, says, “It is a very positive initiative for Omet to invest in an office in India. Omet India will be a great support in terms of response and service to Indian customers. We at Zircon congratulate the Omet team led by Pawandeep Sahni and reiterate our commitment to increasing our business and cooperation with Omet in the coming days.”

“Renault is a very innovative printer, and Omet has been our preferred partner for years, because of the technological solutions it provides. With the establishment of Omet India, our confidence in the brand is further strengthened. And we are assured of mutual success in years to come,” said Mahendra Shah, director, Renault Paper Products in Palghar, where all its primary label printing machines are from Omet.

 “A closer relationship with the industry and our customers will help Omet to develop innovative projects. It will also improve business processes for our customers, hence continuing our philosophy of Innovation with Passion, globally!”, said Marco Calcagni, Sales & Marketing Director, Omet. “In the coming years, we expect Omet India to become yet another center of excellence for Omet, in addition to our subsidiaries in the USA, China, and Spain,” Calcagni added.

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1 COMMENT

  1. As the organized Indian economy grows, and so does its organized retail and packaging industry, global equipment suppliers want to be a part of that growth. It makes sense for Omet to offer the domain knowledge, detailed technical consultancy and very responsive engineering services that will make label converters and their customers (the consumer product companies) in South Asia more creative, cost-effective and competitive. Many of the global packaging industry suppliers have now set up shop in India and we welcome one more – Omet India.

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