Esko partners with Bobst India blanking tooling project

Competence’15 at Bobst India’s Pune plant – 26-28 February 2015

The Esko workflow uses ArtiosCAD software for the structural design of cartons

Bobst India and Esko India have set up 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. The first sign of this agreement will be visible at the Bobst factory in Pune from 26 to 28 February at the forthcoming Competence15 event. Along with the recently launched Bobst Novacut 106 ER diecutter, the brand new LILA II 145 folder-gluer and the in-line Accucheck inspection system, the Esko workflow using ArtiosCAD software for the structural design of cartons and the Kongsberg V20 cutting table will be demonstrated at the forthcoming Open House event.

The three-day Competence15 Open House event will showcase the entire carton converting workflow to customers from India, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Venugopal Menon, vice president of Bobst India, says, Many of our partners will also show machines and technologies. We are particularly happy to have come to an agreement with Esko, which allows our demonstration centre in Pune to show the structural design of cartons and the creation of prototypes. Esko also helps us in our blanking tooling project.

Shrihari Rao, sales director of Esko India, says, Bobst is the benchmark for quality and productivity in the carton and corrugated market segments. Esko is the benchmark for CAD/CAM packaging design and prepress solutions. Esko’s ArtiosCAD, which is widely used by the packaging industry, complete with the die-making module is now installed at the Bobst India demonstration centre.

Packaging converters can also see the newly launched Kongsberg V20 cutting table, which has already sold in record numbers because of its versatility and accuracy at an economical price point. Now, customers can see a carton converting workflow starting from carton design, to prototyping and mass production using Bobst’s diecutting and folder-gluer machines at one demo site.