Edelmann’s Baddi plant in Himachal Pradesh has become the first in India to install a 12-unit Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 press.
The first seven are printing units followed by two coaters with dryer units and a single printing unit, at the end.
The packaging specialist has around 100 customers mainly from the cosmetic and perfume; and pharma segment. “We serve mainly the Northern states, with few customers from the western region,” said Munish Aggarwal, a management member of Edelmann.
Edelmann chose the Speedmaster CX 102 with features like Prinect Press Center with Intellistart operator guidance system, colour fast solution, roller check assistant and patented aerodynamically optimised grippers at delivery.
The two coaters will use the IST UV systems, which Agarwal said will enable the press to operate at a low energy consumption level
The new Speedmaster CX 102 joins the company’s battery of presses, which include Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 installed in 2012.
Though the last few months have been one of their toughest ones, caused by the impact of demon and GST, Aggarwal, said, the installation of the latest kit has been the proudest achievement in the past few months. “Sales are down to the extent of 40% but our company’s USP is to provide the quality product within the required timeline. The new press gives us the handle to innovate and bounce back.”
In October 2013, Edelmann picked up 65% share in Janus Packaging, to mark its foray in India. Janus started its operations in 1999 and went on to become India’s first print firm to obtain standard ISO-12647-2 Ugra Certificate Process Standard Offset (PSO) in January 2012.
Edelmann has an employee strength of 300.
Edelmann picked up 65% stake in Janus Packaging in 2013
Janus Packaging was established in 1999
The first Indian print firm to obtain ISO-12647-s Ugra Certificate Process Standard Offset in 2012
Edelmann staff: A strength of 300