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  • 07 May 2020

Saicom Code overcomes lockdown using Konica Minolta press

Saicom Code overcomes lockdown using Konica Minolta press

Saicom Code, one of the leading label converters in India, has switched to digital label production to keep the supply of essential goods and services by leveraging the use of its Konica Minolta Accurio Label 230 digital press.

With label production facilities in North, East, and West India, Saicom Code produces pressure-sensitive labels for various markets including pharmaceutical, cosmetics, oil, food, and beverage and personal care.

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government of India implemented a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of infectious disease. Against this backdrop, the demand for labels of essential goods registered a significant surge. Saicom Code, under its production business vertical Sai Digistik, has met all the urgent label requirements on Konica Minolta Accurio Label 230 label press at its Sonipat Plant.

‘To overcome the mobility restrictions imposed by the lockdown, we decided to print labels digitally to enable immediate delivery to the manufacturers of essential goods and services such as soap, sanitizer and medicines,’ said Harish Gupta, director of Saicom Code.

‘Besides the travel restrictions, the other main challenge we had to deal with was the low workforce availability. This is exactly where Konica Minolta came to the rescue by resolving the lockdown-induced operational bottlenecks. After receiving the required permissions from the government authority managing essential goods and services, we started digital label production. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Konica Minolta engineering team that supported the production remotely by offering the technical expertise required to improve productivity during these difficult times,’ added Harish Gupta.

Manish Gupta, general manager of PP and IP marketing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions India commented: ‘We are pleased to have the Saicom Code as our patron. Driven by the motive of supporting humanity, Saicom is leveraging its expertise to enable the industry to meet the present-day requirements. Doing so, Saicom has created an unbreakable bond with its end-customers by serving as an unflinching support during the stressful manufacturing environment.’

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