Indian printers grow with equipment from Heidelberg plant in Shanghai

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara management committee on the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of his Speedmaster CS 92.

Printing companies position themselves successfully with the Speedmaster CS 92 in the Indian printing market

  • Strong growth in commercial printing and packaging
  • Over 60 Speedmaster CS 92 printing units sold and installed to date in India

The Speedmaster CS 92 is popular with commercial and packaging printers in Asia and India. Sheet format, plate size and other features are the right answer to the needs of a printing market in which runs are smaller and job changes are more frequent. Through the investment in sheetfed offset technology from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg); printing plants in new and emerging markets are increasing their productivity and reducing their production costs. More and more customers trust the Speedmaster CS 92 built at the Shanghai plant in China, which offers top performance as well as exceptional savings on plate consumption. The numbers proven: Heidelberg India has sold and installed a total of 63 printing units of this series nationwide recently.

Heidelberg Speedmaster CS 92 is built on the strong and robust Speedmaster CD 102 platform. Boosting print speeds of up to 15,000 sheets per hour, this premium press is integrated into Heidelberg’s proprietary Prinect workflow to make operations simple and intuitive, while being highly productive.

Rahul Print o Pack: two Speedmaster CS 92 investments in the last two years
Indian printing company Rahul Print o Pack is successfully running on two new Speedmaster CS 92 presses at the Heidelberg plant in Shanghai. The company commissioned the first machine in 2018, as well as the Suprasetter 106 CtP equipment.

In fourteen months, Rahul Print o Pack had printed 64 million sheets with the Speedmaster CS 92. “This performance is well above average,” confirms Samir Patkar, president of Heidelberg in India.

After two years of success with the first Speedmaster, Rahul Print o Pack has ordered its second identical CS 92. Both presses are now operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, “to our complete satisfaction,” as Rahul Soni, the company’s Business Development Manager, says. “In 12 working hours, between 25 and 30 jobs for a total of 146,000 good sheets were produced,” he says. About 75% of orders are running between 3,000 and 7,000 sheets. “

Rahul Soni attributes the good performance on the one hand to the high level of automation and stable production of the two Speedmaster CS 92s. On the other hand, he can always count on the support of the Heidelberg India team. “Even during the Covid-19 situation, we are receiving great support,” he said.

Packaging segment orders
Rahul Print o Pack was founded in 2007 by Ajay Kumar Soni. The company initially focused on post-press; the printing works were entrusted to external partners. Today, Heidelberg technology is used for production at every level, from plate exposure to sheetfed offset and post press. Thanks to the investment in its sheetfed offset capacity, Rahul Print o Pack was able to secure not only commercial jobs, but also packaging jobs in the folding box and corrugated cardboard segment in a fast growing market.

With the Speedmaster CS 92, the company is well positioned for competitive markets. Thanks to the soft, non-contact sheet guide, Rahul Print o Pack can print substrates ranging from 0.03 millimeter thin paper to 0.6 millimeter thick cardboard on both presses.

Three successful installations of Speedmaster CS 92 at Replika Press and a fourth press to be installed by October 2021
Replika Press is one of the largest printing service providers in India, specializing in book printing, high end commercial print production, digital printing and now also in packaging segment. . Operating from three units covering over 6.46,000 square feet, located in the Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) Kundli, Sonepat in Haryana, the company prints more than 16,000 titles per year.

Currently, Replika Press processes more than 20,000 tons of paper and board every year. The production capacity is sufficient for 50,000 hardcover books and 150,000 softcover books per day. “We operate in an extremely competitive market,” says company chief executive Bhuvnesh Seth. He added: “In this context, the right investment in the right technology is extremely crucial for us.”

The range of titles includes everything from monochrome to multicolored, from softcover to hardcover, from medical to scientific, from technical books to table books, from art books to children’s books, cookbooks, travel guides, dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibles and religious books, etc. Reputable international publishers from USA, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, Russia, Africa and Brazil.

Bhuvnesh Seth, said: “Today the market is tough, we have to offer the best to our customers and in such circumstances the investment is very suitable for us. The Heidelberg was the obvious choice. Whether it is the quality of manufacture or output from Heidelberg, we see no deviation from the standard, whether the press is from China or from the German factory. Heidelberg’s ruggedness is unmatched, and we can see it for ourselves thanks to the merit they’ve earned. Another obvious feature is their resale value.

Rukson Packaging: the investment at the right time
The Navi-Mumbai-based Rukson Packaging packaging printer has been producing on a Speedmaster CS 92-5 + L since August 2020. “The Heidelberg Speedmaster five color with coating unit is an ideal machine for packaging work and pharmaceuticals, ”said Gobind Panjabi, owner of Rukson Packaging.

The Speedmaster CS 92 entered service at the right time after the Indian government ordered a nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19 in the spring of 2020. As commercial printing suffered a severe crisis due to the pandemic, Rukson Packaging was able to use the new sheetfed offset press to a large extent with packaging work. When commissioning the

Speedmaster CS 92 and production, the customer could count on the support of Heidelberg India. Their technicians were on standby 24 hours a day.

Today, Rukson Packaging serves 80 percent of customers in the pharmaceutical industry, 15 percent of the fast-moving consumer goods segment and the rest of the cosmetics industry. Orders in FMCG and Pharmaceuticals segment increased sharply during pandemic

Speedmaster CS 92 for the sacred scriptures of Sikhs
Another user of Speedmaster CS 92 technology is the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC). The religious institution prints “Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the most important sacred scripture of the Sikh community, as well as religious books, calendars and other publications with the Speedmaster CS 92 four-color printing press.

The DSGMC distributes printed literature to the Gurudwaras, the place of worship for Sikhs in India and around the world. The new Speedmaster CS 92 investment at DSGMC has evolved from conventional monochrome operations to highly automated four-color printing. “Thanks to the Speedmaster CS 92, we have achieved excellent print quality with high productivity,” said Manjinder Singh, who chairs the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara board of directors.

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