Provin Technos to represent Miyakoshi in South Asia

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Provin Technos to represent Miyakoshi in South Asia
Vinay Kaushal

“Provin Technos announced its association with Japan-based web press manufacturer Miyakoshi at their 5th year anniversary events in Surat and Delhi. Provin Technos will be representing Miyakoshi pan India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Selling and servicing Miyakoshi’s rotary and semi-rotary offset presses, Provin hopes to install its first Miyakoshi press at a prestigious Indian printer by year end.

Miyakoshi is one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of industrial printing machines with group employee strength of 560 and annual turnover of US$ 150 Million. The company’s product portfolio includes a variety of digital and offset presses in both rotary and semi-rotary (intermittent) configurations that are designed and manufactured to address the ever-changing production demands in the label and packaging segment. These include digital on demand printers, business form printing machines; label printing, packaging and commercial offset printing presses. Established in 1946 as a machine repair shop, Tokyo headquartered Miyakoshi has 5 plants in Japan and more than 1500 installations worldwide.

Miyakoshi established Miyakoshi Europe in Madrid, Spain at the beginning of 2015 and since then has already established a user base of 28 semi-rotary offset UV presses in Europe with more than half installed as a result of the creation of Miyakoshi Europe just two years ago.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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