The third big packaging manufacturer, which installed a new Rapida, is Parksons Packaging with over 50 years of experience in print and packaging production. Parksons mainly produces packaging for consumer goods, food and drink, the electronics industry plus pharmaceutical product packaging for the domestic market as well as global players. The company has three production plants – in Daman, Rudrapur and Pune. Production has already started at the plant in Daman on a KBA sheetfed offset press featuring cutting, punching and gluing units used to add the finishes touches to folding boxes. Every plant has its own ink kitchen enabling conventional and UV inks to be individually made.
The two new Rapida 105 sheetfed offset presses which were delivered in spring 2012 meant that now the plants in Pune and Rudrapur have also benefitted from KBA sheetfed offset technology. The six-colour presses with coater and delivery extension are not only typically equipped for packaging printing, but are also capable of UV mixed operation for printing on film and aluminium-coated materials. Automatic plate changers, combined washing units for blanket, impression cylinders and rollers during ink changes, and non-stop facilities at the delivery are just some of the presses’ automated features. Additionally, the press features DensiTronic Professional to measure and control image quality.
The Indian market is focusing increasingly on technology and is characterised by its awareness of quality, which is based on the global market. KBA is benefitting from this. Along with the press mentioned, KBA has delivered further presses to Indian printing companies. Additionally, follow-on orders placed by large printing houses will be shipped in 2013.