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L – R: Ranesh Bajaj, director; and Neeraj Sharma, executive director of Vinsak at Printpack 2015. Photo PSA

Bobst Competence ‘15 PuneEsko’s Kongsberg V series on displayEsko India showcased its recently launched Kongsberg V series cutting table at the Bobst Competence ’15 event held at the latter’s Pune plant from 26 to 28 February 2015. The agenda was to showcase and promote the Kongsberg V series to carton and corrugation customers and talk about all the different applications it can do such as varnish blanket cutting, carton cutting, kappa board, PP sheets, corrugation up to 7-ply, to name a few.
The Kongsberg V20 on display at Bobst Competence ’15Recently, Bobst India and Esko India have agreed on a one-year
partnership to demonstrate the packaging converting workflow to the
Indian market and to utilize Esko’s hardware and software for the Bobst
India blanking tooling project.

“Esko and Bobst have been working
closely from a long time in India as the two share lot of common
customers and complement each other’s products,” said Umesh Kagade, Esko
India’s sales account manager, West, adding that Bobst’s decision to
start a tooling unit for the blanking dies in India was a reason why
they would need Esko’s ArtiosCAD, a diemaking module and a Kongsberg
table in-house.

The Kongsberg V20 on display generated a lot of
interest among many of Esko’s existing customers. According to Kagade,
the visitors were impressed to see the new table, which can meet the
demands of  both carton as well as corrugation samplemaking.

Explaining
in a little more detail about the profile of customers, Kagade said it
was a mix of well-established companies, lot of new upcoming companies
looking for expansion and many commercial printers who intend to move
towards packaging. The Kongsberg V20 has a wide array of applications,
which range from using it for innovating new designs, making just a
couple of cartons for comparing  different designs, cartons for final
approvals from a brand manager, to making a couple of hundred cartons
for running on folder-gluers to check for the machinability or sending
these cartons to be checked on filling machines. “You can imagine the
flexibility it gives to a carton converter,” he added.