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India’s TCPL Packaging installs 7th Koenig & Bauer press

TCPL Packaging announced that it has installed a new Rapida 106 at its plant in Goa, India. The press has already started running since January 2019.

The seven-colour press with coater and extended delivery is the company’s seventh Rapida 106 sheetfed offset press from Koenig & Bauer to be installed at the company’s various production locations since 2011. Like all the other Rapidas operated by the packaging specialist, it is configured to enable both conventional and UV printing.

TCPL Packaging is one of the largest packaging printers in India. In Goa alone, 280 of the company’s 1,250 employees print mainly food and pharmaceuticals packaging at a plant with production floor space totally 28,000 square metres. With this latest Rapida 106, Koenig & Bauer press technology is now in use at all four TCPL locations. Apart from Goa, TCPL also has plants in Silvassa, Haridwar and Guwahti.

Three more Rapida 106 presses are to be installed at TCPL this year. The first will be arriving at the Haridwar plant in May, while the second is set for installation in Goa in the summer. The installation of the third press in Silvassa is scheduled for the end of the year. One of the three will also be the longest Rapida in India to date, with a total of 12 printing and finishing units. The configuration comprises seven colours followed by a coater, two dryer towers, a further printing unit and coater, and an extended delivery.

Once the presses are in place, TCPL will have installed 10 high-end Rapida presses with a total of 85 printing units.

“Ever since we installed our first Koenig & Bauer press in 2011, we have gone back to them whenever we bought another one, due to constant innovation and improvements being carried out by them. We have experienced higher productivity levels as a result. Moreover they are backed in India by an excellent partner who is very proactive and gives very effective after sales support,” said Saket Kanoria, managing director of TCPL Packaging.

The Financial Times named TCPL Packaging as one of the 1,000 fastest-growing companies in the Asia Pacific region, assigning it to 839th place in this ranking.

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