According to Jain, Uflex will also use some of these presses for its own operations. “The tie-up will help us produce sophisticated CI flexo printing machines which we feel will add value to our clients globally as well as to ourselves. It is only wise and strategic to partner with a company which has expertise in a particular field where we have an interest too. By adopting Comiflex SRL’s technology of gear and gearless flexo CI presses, we will be able to manufacture enhanced flexo printing machines that can be used by us, and we could market and sell them in an ever-growing market too,” he added.
Robotic arm feeding the steel base shell for nickle copper electroplating in plant section B at Uflex Noida, India
Jain further said that the manufacturing of the new presses will take some time. “Hopefully it might take six months or so to complete the process of technology transfer and only then the manufacturing process will start. Subsequently we will manufacture the machines catering to our captive demand and also sell them in the market according to the demand,” he said. Based on Uflex’s experience and market analysis RK Jain anticipates strong demand for better and sophisticated CI flexo printing machines given the huge market for flexible packaging.
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