Gayatrishakti aims at Rs. 600 crores in current financial year


“Our sole intention to participate in the event was to create a branding of kraft paper products ranging from 120 gsm to 300 gsm,” said Mahesh Jalan, Executive Director, Gayatrishakti Paper and Boards Ltd. “Among the range of products on display, the paper with 28 burst factor (BF) was our key product at the stall. With the development of ecommerce, there is a high possibility to cause an increase in consumption of kraft paper. Our state-of-the-art machinery is equipped with Valmet and Voith technology—a superior brand in paper machinery—that ensures smooth running of paper on corrugation machines and helps to perform consistently from reel to reel,” he added.  

Currently, the company manufactures around 350 tons of kraft a day and expects to touch Rs. 600 crores of turnover in the current financial year. During Diwali season, the company plans to launch white liner board, manufactured and supplied by a few mills in India.

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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