Last year the Indian flexible industry invested in eight printing lines from Bobst’s range of gravure solutions, including 4003, 5002 and 888 model presses. These machines join a total of 70 existing Bobst gravure presses with more than 500 printing units previously installed for flexible materials already installed in the country.
The Bobst gravure presses present a comprehensive range of solutions for packaging converters in terms of the print applications to be run, press flexibility, sustainability and less wastage and above all print quality and operational efficiency – a good product and customer fit. “Given the fact that rotogravure is the predominant printing process for flexible packaging, and is such a buoyant segment of the industry, it has been a matter of pride for some years now that Bobst has maintained a market share of 70% of all imported electronic shaft gravure presses sold and installed in India,” says Nilesh Pinto, senior sales manager, Bobst India. “And even more so, when you consider that our market share is as high as 50% of the aggregate sales of both foreign and Indian electronic shaft gravure presses.”