From a standalone machine supplier to a complete solutions provider

Bosch Packaging Technology completes 20 years in India

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Friedbert Klefenz, president of Bosch Packaging Technology

Bosch in India has continuously broadened the scope of its applications. “Bosch Packaging Technology has transformed from being a standalone machine supplier to a single-source solutions provider. It delivers complete single machine or line solutions from processing through to end-of-line packaging and services in line with the needs of the customer,” said Kurt Stefan Klaiber, responsible for Bosch Packaging Technology in Asia.

Automation is a trend that will bring about visible changes through continuous innovation, improvement and ‘out of the box’ thinking. Bosch has been able to develop and provide solutions tailored to the needs of the market. The company has directed its efforts on improving product quality and increasing production efficiency. An example of this would be the short changeover times.

In 2012, Bosch inaugurated its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Verna, Goa. With a built-up area of 7,150 square metres, the plant houses, besides technology manufacturing, the latest testing infrastructure. Customers are offered a sophisticated testing environment and equipment to test product packaging and parts. The plant can also accommodate the training needs of both internal and external customers who are keen on familiarizing themselves with operation and maintenance of packaging machines.

Associates can help Bosch Packaging India achieve more milestones. “With over 120 associates, Bosch’s Packaging Technology business in India is competent at handling standalone and system solution projects. We are continuously working towards the improvement of our associates’ capability,” said Ashok Gourish, head of Bosch Packaging Technology in India.

Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.

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.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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