Parksons Packaging is one of the biggest packaging solutions providers in India.
Alongside its headquarters in Mumbai, the company, which is overseen by chairman Ramesh Kejriwal, operates five production plants at locations all over the subcontinent.
Recently, a newly installed Rapida 76 was commissioned.
This means there are now exactly 101 printing and finishing units from Koenig & Bauer in production for the Indian packaging company.
The first Rapida sheetfed offset presses started arriving at the company in 2005. At the time, Parksons Packaging was looking for presses to handle UV production.
Later, Rapida 106 models joined the line-up – seven-color and eight-color presses and others in double-coating configurations. At the beginning of 2020, the company purchased its first Rapida 76 – in a six-color version with coater and extended delivery.
’We can already prepare the unused printing units for the next job while the press is still running the current production job. And as an extra bonus, that also reduces wear on the rollers," said Kejriwal. “DriveTronic SPC allows job changeover times to be shortened by 30 to 40%. And the number of jobs which we handle on the new presses has increased by 30 to 35%.“
On average, it can be said that each new Rapida is able to replace two older models.
All Parksons Packaging plants place their focus on folding carton production. The corresponding jobs can be assigned to a total of 22 offset production lines, 13 of them from Koenig & Bauer, and one digital line.
Digital and screen printing are based in Daman, together with the production of pharmaceuticals packaging. Pantnagar is specialized in packaging with high-quality cold foil finishing. And Chakan produces beverage cartons. Additional production plants are located in Sricity and Guwahati.
The product portfolio includes, among other things: Mono cartons, litho-laminated cartons, liner cartons, transport and retail packaging, shelf-ready displays, promotional and gift packaging, a broad spectrum of custom packaging, beverage cartons and blister packs. One of the company’s specialties is an ingenious slider pack design.
In 2019, Parksons Packaging recorded a turnover of around €150 million ($167 million). Almost 18,000 different articles are produced, and approximately 100,000 tons of paper and board are processed every year.