Indian packaging printer continues investment strategy
Hardly a year has passed since the last investment and TCPL Packaging, one of India's largest packaging printers, has ordered another three Rapida 106 presses from KBA at Drupa. They will join the four medium-format Rapidas with six to eight inking units, coater and logistics system already in operation.
The first new Rapida will begin its journey to the TCPL plant in Silvassa in autumn 2016. It features seven inking units and two coaters, produces conventionally as well as with UV inks/coating and will be embedded in pile logistics. A six and a seven-colour Rapida 106 with coater are expected to follow in early 2017. One will go to the company's plant in Haridwar and the location for the other has not yet been decided. The main reasons for the new investment in KBA sheetfed offset presses are the presses' high output, the excellent support from KBA and sales partner IPM, and KBA's recognised poll position in UV production.
TCPL Packaging operates three sheetfed offset sites. The third is in Guwahti. The company is accredited with all the usual certificates for quality management and the production of food packaging. Founded in 1990, the packaging printer employs 1,200 staff today. Many of the company's products have won awards.