Concord Printing, based in Vadodara, in Gujarat, India, has set up a new printing and packaging plant in the city’s Halol industrial area. To boost packaging production and meet increased demand, a BOBST EXPERTFOLD 110 A2 folder-gluer with corrugated kit has been installed at the new facility.
One of India’s largest manufacturers of packaging, promotional and print design material, Concord Printing serves domestic and international customers across FMCG, real estate, pharmaceutical and other sectors. About 85% of the business is packaging, of which 50% is cartons and 35% is corrugated packaging.
Situated some 20kms away from the company’s city unit, the new 125,000 sq ft plant is still in its first phase of construction. Once fully operational, it will increase Concord’s monthly capacity by more than 50% to over 300 tonnes of paper and board with the Expertfold playing a key role.
“Right now, we are operating the Halol plant in parts, where we have the infrastructure for lamination and converting,” said Arshad Memon, who is the younger of the two Memon brothers running the company together – Kayyum being the elder brother.
The new Expertfold 110 A2 was installed in July 2021. The folder-gluer enables highly flexible production of a wide variety of box styles, combining consistency with quality to increase productivity. At Concord, the new A2 model joins investments made at the start of 2020, which include a slew of machines for die-cutting, hot foil stamping and window patching.
The company was already running a Bobst Visionfold 110 folder-gluer installed in 2015, and a Novacut 106 die-cutter from in 2017, at the city plant. Established in 1968, Concord Printing is a second-generation family company previously known as Pravin Printing Press and Concord Enterprise. Besides the converting machines, the company is equipped with three offset presses – an RMGT six-colour plus UV coater, a Heidelberg SM 74 four-colour, and a Roland 200 single-colour.