Kuldip Goel, owner of Anygraphics, talks about the company’s latest expansion and how his passion for design is driving business growth.
With an investment of 1.2 million USD in its label printing business, Anygraphics factory in Noida has confirmed purchase of a fully loaded 10-color Omet X6 flexo press with a screen printing unit, hot and cold foil inline.
Earlier in 2015, the company had installed a fully loaded 7-color Heidelberg XL 75 with coater and UV system from IST. It was accompanied by an Emmeci automatic rigid box making machine, Bobst die-cutter and folder gluer. In its carton division is another 5-color Heidelberg press with an online coater.
Labels division houses two 6 color plus coater letterpress machines, two 4-color printing machines, roll to roll screen printing machines, a combination press with flexo and letterpress and two die-cutting and foiling machines. In addition, it also houses an Epson digital press to service its existing customers. These machines are accompanied by an Omega inspection system and pre-press from Esko.
Now a winner of three World Label Awards and two Fespa Gold Awards, success did not come easy to Anygraphics. Kuldip Goel entered the printing industry as a screen printer in 1976 at a tender age of 14. The sale of his first stickers fetched him less than Rs 100 (2 USD) but he went on to supply labels to auto spare part traders. Goel could invest in his first label printing machine in 1995 and there has been no looking back since then. Anygraphics factory in Noida is spread across an area of 150,000 sq ft and houses both labels and carton businesses.
The company grew by 100 percent in 2014-15 financial year. Goel says, ‘We were able to achieve this growth because of our ability to consistently innovate new packaging concepts for the buyers such as Fresnel lens packaging and natural feel effect. Also our intensive study of designs and providing value addition to clients has been a major contributor to the growth we have achieved in the past couple of years.’