Time for expansion or consolidation?

Industry is always looking for cues – is it time for expansion or is it time to consolidate? With mixed sentiments across the industry, the players are wary of new investments as they feel this is not perhaps the right time for further expansion.

We do understand that there is shortage of print jobs but that is a cycle. Sometimes, things are bright and sometimes in a low phase. But, innovations in print and new applications are coming up. Packaging printing is by and large the most growing segment. Internationally, printed books are again making a comeback as e-books are slowly fading away. The power of print is being recognised again and it is sure to make a comeback in a big way.

Recognising the fact that printing per se’ has its future, print and allied industry machinery manufacturers are continuing with sophisticated high-end, high-speed machines to cater to the future needs. Many multinational manufacturers have been eying developing markets like India. They are also coming up with value added features that can add innovations to print.

In such a scenario, it is the right time to identify technologies and machines one wish to acquire to face future challenges and to be well-equipped to play a significant role in coming years. Though, it also remains a matter of individual preference and requirements.


If you have a vision...
If you wish to be acknowledged...
If you don’t like to miss the bus taking you to your mission...
If you wish to be a star of printing world...
This is a good time for expansion!


Printers who have progressive professional staff, can think of expansion and so can those where next-generation is enthusiastically involved in the family business. While, printers with younger generation not interested to pursue family business can plan the consolidation.

The upcoming PAMEX 2015 in Mumbai would showcase many innovative technologies which Indian printers can definitely look for. Besides, preparations are on for drupa 2016 and this Mecca of printing is bound to showcase world’s best and latest technologies. So, gear up to this technology-driven industry and wish you a great success.

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