PrimePackindia – an importer of packaging machinery

Mehul Thakkar, director of PrimePackindia at the PackPlus 2022 show. Photo PSA

PrimePackindia, based in Indore, has been importing machinery and packaging materials for small industries and SMEs from China for more than a decade. It provides the necessary packaging machinery for pesticides, food and stationery in India. These include forming, filling and sealing, gluing and labeling machines.

At the recently concluded PackPlus show, the company showcased labeling machines, box strapping, smart inkjet printers, granule fillers, form fill and seal machines, conveyors and tunnels of retraction. After importing the machines from China, he configures them according to the needs of Indian customers. “We import and order the machines from China to develop the products according to Indian requirements so that the machines can be used effectively and efficiently,” said Mehul Thakkar, Director of PrimePackindia.

He added: “Compared to the Indian market, China has enough volume to supply the factories of the world. There is automation and quality, and yet Indians are lagging behind. The Indians used to bring inferior machines and had problems. We configure the equipment to requirements that may not exactly match the US requirements, but since India has its own standards, we customize the machine so that it can easily be accepted in the market.

Regarding the expansion of the company’s business, Thakkar said, “We plan first and slowly to open new offices in major cities of India. Additionally, we have purchased 27,000 square feet of property in our city which we aim to use to build manufacturing facilities to assemble some of the products here soon. Additionally, we are here at the PackPlus show to improve our sales and build relationships and connections with new customers.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the nationwide lockdown on March 25, 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned during this time? Perhaps the sense of resilience as small businesses like ours have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we struggled to produce our business platforms.

The printing and packaging industries have been lucky, although the commercial printing industry has yet to recover. We learned about the digital transformation affecting commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately, digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is an advanced technology that will only increase the demand for printing for the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe among the 90 countries where our five platforms are present. Our traffic, which more than doubled in 2020, sometimes increased by another 50% in 2021. And advertising, which had collapsed in 2020 and 2021, began to come back in January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with irregularities and shortages, we look forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again mandated to produce the Show Daily over the five days of the show from May 26 to 30, 2022.

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