Horizon Packs Group installs Esko’s workhorse digital sample maker


Shashank, operator and designer; Sagar, production manager; Bipin, AGM and Ganesh, plant in-charge and GM.India’s leading corrugated packaging organisation, the Horizon Packs Group with ten plants across the length and breadth of the country has installed an Esko Kongsberg XP digital finishing table and structural design software ArtiosCAD at the Pyramid Packaging plant outside Bengaluru.

The exceptionally robust Esko Kongsberg XP24 cutting and creasing table at Pyramid is designed for cutting extremely strong corrugated board. It can be run 24/7 for efficient short run production. According to Sachin Modi, director of Pyramid Packaging, “The USP of the Esko Kongsberg XP24 sample maker and software solution at Pyramid is that it processes a wide array of materials with a very short set-up time and at extraordinary throughput and speed. There is no need to wait for a die. In addition, a wide range of very versatile tools are available offering a complete packaging, signage and display (POP) solution with a single machine.

The integration with the CAD editor allows us to run jobs from a single unit to full scale production with as many as a thousand units in a day. The XP’s production power and quick change of tools ensures on time delivery, every time, even for complex jobs.”

Uncompromising quality at extraordinary speed defines the Esko Kongsberg XP Series. Combined with Esko’s industry standard ArtiosCAD software, it is the best digital finishing solution in the industry. The workhorse Kongsberg XP24 compliments the technologically advanced infrastructure that the Horizon Packs Group has established over the years across India. Esko’s India sales director Shrihari Rao acknowledged that being associated with Pyramid Packaging and the Horizon Packs Group as a whole has been very rewarding. “What is very striking is how we at Esko feel connected and totally in sync with the vision of the Horizon Packs Group which is, ‘To have a presence in all emerging markets with advanced infrastructure for maintaining sustainable growth.’ The Horizon Packs mission statement could also very well be our own: ‘To deliver operational excellence and noncompromising quality by providing optimal packaging solutions.’

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