Indian packaging printing company TCPL Packaging has installed its latest Koenig & Bauer sheet-fed offset press, with a Rapida 106 now in operation at its plant in Goa.
The 7-color press with coater and extended delivery is the seventh Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 sheet-fed offset press installed at the company’s various production locations since 2011. Rapida sheet-fed offset technology is now installed at all four plants of TCPL Packaging in Silvassa, Haridwar, Guwahti and Goa. Like all the other Rapidas operated by the packaging specialist, it is configured to enable both conventional and UV printing.
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 these three will be the longest Rapida in India to date, with a total of 12 printing and finishing units. The configuration comprises seven colors followed by a coater, two dryer towers, a further printing unit and coater, and an extended delivery.
Once these additional presses are in place, TCPL will possess 10 high-end Rapida presses with a total of 85 printing units.
Saket Kanoria, managing director of TCPL Packaging, said: ‘Ever since we installed our first Koenig & Bauer press in 2011, we have gone back whenever we bought another one, due to constant innovation and improvements being carried out. We have experienced higher productivity levels as a result.
Moreover Koenig & Bauer is backed in India by an excellent partner who is very proactive and gives very effective after sales support.’
In Goa, TCPL Packaging prints mainly food and pharmaceuticals packaging at a plant with production floor space totaling 28,000 sqm.