King Printing Company Inc., a leading book manufacturer of high quality short-run books, announced that it has continued the expansion of its Global Book Production Alliance with the addition of Mumbai-based Vakils Premedia. King Printing has been working closely with Milan-based Rotolito Lombarda for book production services in Europe and Africa. The addition of Vakils not only expands King’s and Rotolito’s affordable distribution footprint but also adds expert pre-media resources to supplement those located in their Boston and Milan headquarters.
“As a family-owned business, we are very particular about our partnerships,” said Adi Chinai, Managing Director of King Printing Company Inc., in operation since 1978. “We personally know and trust the families that own and operate Rotolito and Vakils. All three companies have second and third generation management. We have similar business ethics and quality standards, and we have full confidence in their ability to deliver to the exacting demands of our publishers and authors. We are especially excited about Vakils’ eBook expertise that will allow us to reduce our cycle time and keep costs in line for these labor-intensive file conversions to a wide variety of eBook file formats.”
“We are living in a global economy, and we’re facing new challenges and opportunities every day,” said Emanuele Bandecchi, Marketing Manager at Rotolito Lombarda. “For this reason, we consider this alliance as necessary to our ability to be competitive in a difficult market.” Rotolito, founded in 1976 by Emanuele’s father, Paolo Bandecchi, is today one of the largest private printing companies in Europe, with a long-time experience in the production of books, catalogues, magazines and flyers. “Our existing and potential customers, who are working all over the world, will surely take advantage of this relationship, thanks to the high standards King and Vakils can provide respectively in printing and prepress,” he added.
Vakils Premedia provides integrated premedia services which include packaging, prepress, e-Publishing and cross media services. The company is equipped with best-in-class infrastructure and IT security systems as per ISO 27001:2005 standards. Vakils Premedia is a subsidiary of Vakil & Sons Pvt. Ltd. (Vakils). Vakils has been a pioneer in the printing and publishing business for more than 66 years. With the advent of technology, Vakils has evolved with the times and taken the leap into premedia services while continuing to excel in its printing and publishing business.
“We are delighted to be part of the King Printing - Rotolito Global Alliance,” said Bimal Mehta, Managing Director of Vakils Premedia. “The Alliance will make it easier and more affordable for foreign publishers to print and distribute within India, as well as for Indian publishers to take advantage of U.S. and European resources without any concerns about quality or reliability.”
Publishers will not only save time with the services now offered by the Global Alliance, but will also save significant shipping dollars. “With the addition of Vakils to our network,” Chinai added, “we already have interest from publishers who were previously printing books in the U.S. and shipping them to India in order to maintain control over the process. However, the samples we have shown them from Vakils are impressive, and they are amazed at how this will revolutionize their global business.”