Mumbai headquartered and multi location Parksons Packaging has officially commissioned the country's first HP Indigo 30000 digital press at its Daman plant in july. This is also considered to be Parksons Packaging's first 20*30 inch press in the Indian monocarton industry.
Parksons Packaging has plants in the North, East, South and Western parts of India and is an acknowledged master of offset printing techniques.
Its six plants operate more than 20 highly configured offset press lines.
In the last several years, the company has been experienced a greater demand for short run cartons from the pharma and FMCG segments.
Daman about two and a half hours from Mumbai is the company's oldest plant which came online in 2001 and has an extremely experienced workforce.
Ramesh Kejriwal, chairman of Parksons Packaging said, "the fact that we have today officially commissioned our first digital press does not mean we have not been tracking developments in digital printing technology. In fact, we have been closely watchibg the evolution of digital technology in the folding carton segment since 2012. I believe the Indian market and the costs involved with the technology did not justify the investment then. However, today I think the Indian market is ready and we have taken this step."
Siddharth Kejriwal, managing director of Parksons Packaging said, "we are in the business of producing folding cartons and not in the business of offset or digital printing. If digital technology can help us in giving some exciting and unique solutions to our customers, why not go for it. The folding carton segment is changing, short runs are here to stay and much customization is happening and even more is possible. Our aim is to use digital technology to help brand owners to make the consumer connect more interesting and engaging."
Both father and son, Ramesh and Siddharth Kejriwal believe that offset and digital technologies can play seperate and distinct role in their business.
The HP Indigo 30000 working at Parksons Packaging's Daman plant is a uniquely and highly configured press with two Tresu iCoat 30000 inline designed for folding carton production and total integration with the HP Indigo 30000 digital press. Water based and UV varnishes can be used for a wide range of applications.
The 7-color HP Indigo 30000 digital press is capable of printing on paperboard, metPET and synthetic materials from 250-600 microns thickness.
There are 65 Indigo 30000 presses installed in 22 countries globally. Ramesh Kejriwal says that it was the best possible option available at the moment. He further continued saying "we were looking for certain kind of results and there was nothing other than HP Indigo which could do justice."
Siddharth Kejriwal concluded saying "in the next 10-15 years the growth witnessed by the sector will be much higher than the GDP growth. We have a young population with rising income. I see double digit growth in consumption for the next decade or even more. Our industry is a proxy to consumption growth and parallel to it, we believe that there is a growth opportunity for everyone here."