Read about all that went on at the largest Packaging,
Processing and Supply Chain event
niche shows, 4 profit zones, 354 companies,
10,342 visitors, 20000 sq. mt of exhibition
area and the evolution of Pack Plus 2009-
the largest Packaging Processing and Supply
Chain event is complete. Held from 8- 11 July,
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi- Pack Plus 2009
showcased the largest gamut of running machines,
product launches, new technology and information
sharing platform ever seen in the country.
FFS machines took the lead in THE Packaging
Zone at PackPlus 2009. Wrapping, Bagging,
Capping, Weighing, Marking and Coding machines
were the other major highlights of this segment.
Nichrome India Ltd. launched ‘Flexiblock’,
bringing the first FFS machine of its kind
in India. Flexiblock system is a combination
of Nichrome Excel cup filler and the Flexiblock
attachment. This system is the combination
of form-fill and seal technology and specialized
top shaping system for flat bottom bags with
a variety of closing, and re-sealable options.
“This machine delivers compact pouches for
grains, rice, pulses, microni, pastas, etc
and works at the speed of 40 bags of 1 kg
per minute,” said Sanjay Deshmukh, Head-Solution
Ishida India Pvt. Ltd. launched a complete
new series of products including VFFS, checkweigher,
bagmaker machines and retail solutions. Sharing
his positive thoughts on the Indian market,
Takayasu Yamada, Managing Director, Ishida
said, “For the past 3 years, most of the production
side including snacks and confectionry has
been looking at higher efficiency machines.
There is a lack of space in capacities, so
the plant owners look for high speed machines
to bring more productivity.” “We are dealing
with solid, free-flow products and are also
in wet food industry like poultries, ready-to-eat
etc. India being an agriculture specific country,
food segment has lot of prospects,” he added.
Ltd. launched two new products, ‘SVI- 2620’
– a cost effective high packaging system with
the speed of packing 120 bags per minute and
‘Tera 40’, a higher weighted product for bigger
volumes. “SVI 2620 is flexible, automatic,
robust, reliable, provides quick changeover
time and can develop new attachments. The
up-stream and downstream system equipments
can also be integrated easily,” explained
VK Vishwanathan, Managing Director, Bosch
Ltd. “‘The advantage of Tera 40 is that its
drop time is on the lower side, which adds
to speed and efficiency of the machine,” he
For Khosla Machines & Khosla Precision, a
part of Khosla Group, PackPlus was a big hit.
The company sold ‘Wrapper 6000T’ a toilet
soap wrapping machine to Wipro, ‘ABM 1100’
banding machine was sold to ITC, ‘Logipac
22S’ another soap wrapping machine to Karnataka
Soaps and ‘Logipac 21E’ biscuit packaging
machine was sold to Dukes, Hyderabad. “All
machines on display have been sold to esteemed
clients and we have further leads too. What
more can one expect from an event!” said Ashim
Khosla, Director, Khosla Machines.
launched Spiroflow dust free filling and weighing
stations at the event. The machine comes with
features like stainless steel filling nozzle
and dual concentric filling spout that combines
venting system with integral bag inflator.
It has adjustable rise and fall loop support
arms and has a capacity of filling 20 bulk-bags
Samarpan Fabricator & Select Packaging Machinery,
a part of Samarpan Group, showcased ‘Prime
PS 96’ – a servo driven multi track sachet
packing machine, ‘Speed Wrap’- the new servo
driven HFFS machine and the Lotus HFFS machine.
During the event, the company received order
of five servo driven fillers from Select all
used to pack flour and three oil packaging
machines from Samarpan Fabricator. “We see
a great number of customers coming in from
the west, which is a great thing for an event
held up north. Besides the on-spot buying
of machines, we have received more future
orders from our clients,” declared Atul G.
Amin, Vice President Marketing.
Mario, Italy is consolidating its international
reach by opening a new branch in Asia. “We
are at PackPlus to show our presence in this
region,” said Maurizio Donini, Sales Manager,
Ronchi Mario. The company launched ‘Exacta’
filler series at the event.
Checkweigher from CAS India and VFFS machines
from Hassia were the other attractive launches
at the Show.
Inkjet solutions from Domino Printech, Bakshi
Enterprises, Bhavmark, Muktavan Digital Solutions,
and Forbes added value to the packaging zone
with several running machineries on display.
Sachin Kumar Mall, Business Development Manager,
Domino felt that the show had all serious
customers and the company got a chance to
have one to one interaction with them.
Visitors for this zone not only got a chance
to see the new machines in the market but
also to meet the higher level management from
the companies for business talks. “The companies
in such events are totally dedicated towards
the customers. This helps in satisfying our
queries,” said Naresh Kumar, Shri Krishan
Rice & Gen Mills, a visitor at the Show.
launches and running machineries at the converting
zone of PackPlus added colour to the event.
Kody Equipment Pvt. Ltd. chose PackPlus to
launch its new duplex slitting machine ‘Nuzen’.
“And it was a right move!” declared Sunny
Patel, Director, Kody Equipment. “We received
orders for three machines, each from S S Resins,
Priya Gold and Kapiz PrintPack,” he revealed.
SP Ultraflex Systems, who came with the objective
of meeting potential customers at the show
where more than satisfied with the results.
“It would be too early to name our clients,
but yes, we have got in some good deals and
have several follow-ups,” shared Biku K, Director
of the company.
Kodak Packaging Solutions chose the PackPlus
platform to launch its new Flexcel NX laminator.
Nick Price, Packaging Segment Director, Kodak
Singapore had arrived to have one to one interaction
with the potential customers. Suhas Kulkarni,
National Business Manager, Kodak India believes
that such exhibitions give a global platform
to launch new products.
The Converting Zone gave the exhibitors a
chance to formulate several ideas on what
the industry needs and what should the new
products be. “Once you get to know what the
customer needs, you have a clear view on what
you should come up with, so, this event help
in our future plans,” said Vijay Shah, Director,
Not only for the products and the brands,
PackPlus’ 09 opened the doors for new concepts
like rental and lease based IBC for shipping.
Goodpack Limited, the world leader and the
pioneer in this segment was present at the
show to introduce the concept and to establish
the company, which is relatively new in the
was the colur of the season at PackPlus’ 09.
The event encouraged eco-friendly packing
materials and this was supported by the presence
of Packraft Container India Pvt Ltd, showcasing
the Safepack and Safecore ranges. The company
provides variety of packaging products, which
are totally paperbased, reusable and recyclable.
It offers corrugated cartons, angle-boards
and honeycomb packaging products. The company
is the pioneer of paper honeycomb technology
While, PackPlus came as an ideal platform
for launching a new product for many, for
industry giants like Alcan, it was a perfect
place for visibility and connectivity. “Coming
to this Expo gave us an opportunity to make
our presence felt as one of the leading players
of the industry. Every one knows Alcan here!
But coming as the Indian chapter of the company
gives us a first hand experience. It’s great
to meet your clients and share the feedback
about the product”, said Anant Gadre, Managing
Director, BU, India. The company provides
spatiality packaging solutions.
Other launches in this zone included precut
rubber using waterjet & CNC cutting systems
from Trident Packaging and eco slitter range
of slitting machines from Uflex Ltd.
Converting equipment from W&H, Jandu Paper
Machines, Uteco Converting, SS Packaging were
major attractions. “I have never seen a show
having so many running machineries on display.
The event has added a lot to my technical
knowledge,” said Sandeep Babbar, Aanshul Graphics,
a visitor to the Show.
Product launch in this segment included the
Safeline range of metal detectors from Mettler
Toledo. These detectors detect all metal contaminants
including non-magnetic stainless steel. They
are used either in-process or at the end of
Think of complete automation process and one
can realize the significance of the sensors.
Wenglor comes with a large number of varieties
here. The company launched two products –
InoxSens Sensors and ODX Sensors at PackPlus’
“Through this Expo, the company has presented
the world’s first optical sensor system with
hygienic design, which assures better hygiene
and smooth packaging process for the food,
beverage and pharmaceutical sectors,” said
Reena Chakravarty from the company.
Schmersal, launched its Safety Light Curtains
at PackPlus’ 09. They are available in different
sizes of up to 2 mtr of height and 30 mtr
of proximity. They sense human getting inside
any restricted zone of the plant or shop-floor
and halt the process to avoid any accident.
“The latest addition is the slim Safety Light
Sensors, which fit in the smaller places.
The company also manufacturers the safety
switches, which could be attached to smaller
machines individually.“PackPlus’ 09 has been
a great platform for us. It not only spread
the know-how about your products to the target
clients; but at the same time, they spread
the awareness about the motive of the product
too! And for products like ours, awareness
is the first step in the decision making process,”
said Mr Samir Kanchan, Regional Sales Manager,
Vega Conveyers presented its latest version
of ‘Flexible Powered Roller’ Conveyer. Part
of its standard machines, it manufacturers
more than 22 types of conveyers. The company
has its own R&D department. It exports these
indigenous products to Bangladesh and Srilanka.
Automation, a Mumbai based company presented
its new version of BOPP Hotmelt labeling machine
at the show. The company manufactures range
of fully automatic machines for filling, labeling
and cutting with self adhesive facility. According
to Sanjay Shetye, Marketing, Hilda Automation,
PackPlus is a gateway for them to enter into
the NCR market, which has a huge potential.
“With the good response at the Expo, the company
may think to set up its office in NCR to boost
up the sales in this region,” he conveyed.
For NKP Pharma, an Ahmedabad based company
too; PackPlus comes as the entry point to
the NCR markets. The company that has been
Pharma centric so far is also looking forward
to tap the diversified clientele from various
industries like food, dairy, personal care,
etc. “The Company offers large variety of
fully automatic machines for various stages
of filling and packaging. It exports its products
to more than 22 countries,” said Vishal Upadhyay,
RSM-North, NKP Pharma.
‘Warade Automation launched the Optiweigh’
weighing solution at the event. “The product
offers all latest features like optimum design,
value for money, Industrial Touch Screen Computer,
strain gauge weight cell, 99 product memory
and some others,” explained Ravi Rothe from
PackPlus’ 09 came as an ideal launch-pad for
the industry leader Sintex. The company, which
is familiar to every household in India, has
a huge variety of industrial and export packaging
products. It launched its new racking system
at the event, which is made of powder coated
MS. The Company offers customized production
of these racks. “We look towards the Indian
market as one of the most potential markets.
We are present in more than seventy countries
in the world. Due to its geographical position
also, India is a very important market for
us and with Pack Plus we find ourselves in
the right place here,” said Wilfred Tan, Regional
Sales and Marketing Manager, SEA.
displayed precise pacer for automation. “This
is the first time we have participated in
PackPlus and yes, we have made a right decision,”
asserted Milind Bapat, Director Technical
from the company. “The event gave us a platform
to showcase our whole range of products,”
he added. The company has already started
to plan its approach in the next year’s event.
“As automation is an integrated part of any
industry these days, companies look for highly
efficient products. We are here to get in
best of the deals,” said Hemant Shah, Anup
Tools, a visitor to the show.
Supply Chain Zone
It was a moment of pride for the PackPlus’
09 when the industry giant Honeywell unveiled
its bar-code sensor as part of its global
launch. The Dolphin 6100 is the newest addition
to the family of bar-code sensors from Honeywell
and comes with all latest features like Wi-Fi,
radio, blue-tooth. “Now- a -days quality and
appearance go hand in hand. So this comes
as a compact and stylish bar-code sensing
solution,” said Prakash Jethwa from the company.
Talking about his experience at Pack Plus,
Anil Gupta, President, Honeywell India said,
“Our presence at the Expo shows our commitment
towards our brand! We also get the first account
of feedback here. This time we wanted to rebrand
Metrologic and HandHeld devices. And this
show has proved to be the best platform for
us to do so.”
ID Technology, a Pune based company launched
its complete indigenously made automatic label
printing machine called Apache. Every industry
including Packaging, Automobile, Chemical,
Pharma, Retail, etc. need labeling! “And ID
Technology takes care of this requirement
with its variants of Apache, the automatic
label printing machines. These variants are
speed and resolution based and offer value
for money solutions for label printing. The
company is looking forward to explore the
NCR market through the PackPlus’ 09,” said
Vinay Kulkarni, Business Development Manager,
Deepak Kaushik, Satish Enterprises has been
a regular visitor to the show since last 3
years. “I never miss this opportunity to see
what is new in the market. This show gives
me a chance to view all industry leaders under
one roof,” he said.
Pack Plus has been known to give value added
packages to its exhibitors and visitors alongside
the main exhibition. This year the organizers
packed a double punch with the annually held
PackAge Conference with ‘Packaging for Changing
Markets’ as the main theme and the debuting
Automation4Packaging- A Technology Forum organized
in partnership with Automation Association
of India. Both events saw the best of Indian
and International speakers sharing their thoughts
and knowledge with the industry.
“We are very happy with the response Pack
Plus 2009 received. We took the event to a
new level after the show last year and we
hope to up the ante in our 2010 edition too,”
says Anil arora on behalf of the Organizers.
Pack Plus 2010 will be held at Pragati Maidan,
New Delhi from 3- 6 December 2010.