Tuesday 2 November 2010

The real label story is hot enough!

For high-end label press installs, to grow from about 25 to almost 40 in the current financial year financial year (April 1, 2010-March 31, 2011) is frankly quite amazing. We are talking about presses from Gallus, Nilpeter, MPS, GiDue and Mark Andy and there is every indication that our numbers will hold up on the basis of presses already installed and those in the pipeline.

Within seven kilometres of our office in Noida a new Mark Andy and a new Nilpeter have been installed. While some printers are still going in for their first label press and other for a second there are now as many as thirty label printers in India who are adding their their third and fourth machines. The Belgian company Reynders is installing its second Gallus in Bhiwadi, not far behind what their plans were when we visited them last year. A leading label supplier in Kolkatta is installing his third high-end lable press. Wintek in Bengaluru is installing its fourth Gallus. North India has done well in the past six months with several Gallus, Nilpeter and Mark Andy installs. Label presses are in the pipeline in the West and the South as well. In addition the multiple sales of both HP and Xeikon digital presses have surprised us.

— Naresh Khanna

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