Shree Arun Packaging chooses Kongsberg V20 sample-making table


A user of Esko software, Shree Arun Packaging recently installed a Kongsberg V20 cutting and creasing table with FLEXIHead for producing packaging prototypes and samples at one of its plants. Capex is always a constraint but so is the importance of having the right set of tools to quickly and efficiently compete in the carton market. “We were thinking of getting a table for quite some time but were not able to work out the costs until now. We realised that a sampling table was the missing link in our state-of-the-art chain of equipment. We looked at other options as well and after doing a thorough research on sample tables ultimately opted for the Kongsberg. Our customers also know that Kongsberg means quality,” says Hemant Bhotica, director, Shree Arun Packaging.

Mumbai-based Shree Arun Packaging is primarily a folding box manufacturer providing carton, sleeves, inserts and wrappers to consumer product companies. The company’s main customers are pharmaceutical and FMCG manufacturers, with some packaging materials also supplied to the cosmetics, food and engineering industries. With its offices centrally located in the city and its printing and converting plants in Navi Mumbai, Shree Arun is a leading packaging supplier to several global and local brands.

“The Kongsberg V20 has given us a lot of flexibility. We can now cater to our clients faster. In fact, we had a case recently, where we were able to quickly identify and rectify an error because the sample was ready in a very short time frame. Such speed was made possible only due to the Kongsberg V20,” he adds.

Talking about the performance of the Kongsberg V20 table, Bhotica says it is not a very complicated machine to handle. “Once the workforce is trained, it is easy to run…We started a corrugation unit just three months back so we don’t have a lot of sampling to do in that department, but I am sure corrugated sampling too would not be a problem,” he adds. Shree Arun Packaging is already familiar with Esko products as it installed Esko’s DeskPack way back in 2012. “We are a satisfied Esko customer,” Bhotica says.

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