Roland 700 Evolution 8-color for Jash Packaging

Breakthrough sales for Manroland Sheetfed India

The new Manroland Sheetfed 700 Evolution press being demonstrated live at drupa 2016. Photo IPP

For the past couple of years, Manroland Sheetfed’s wholly owned subsidiary MR Sheetfed India has provided extensive engineering support to Manroland customers. It has sold both new and used multicolor presses since its strong engineering services backed re-entry in the Indian market. Now, in what can only be described as a breakthrough, the company has cracked the Indian carton market for brand new highly configured multicolor packaging machines. In a span of just a month’s time, two important sales of highly configured presses to major carton converters in the country have been signed—one for Nextgen’s Sikkim plant in the East and another for Jash Packaging’s Vadodara plant in Western India.

Manroland Sheetfed’s second major breakthrough in the Indian carton market in the past few weeks is the sale of a brand new Roland 700 Evolution 8-color full UV press to Jash Packaging in Vadodara. Owned and managed by Ravindrabhai Patel, Jash Packaging is a 40-year-old diversified packaging company providing offset printed monocartons, corrugated cartons and gravure printed flexible packaging. One the largest corrugated carton suppliers in the region, it has ordered a Bobst 820 Discovery Flexo Folder Gluer (FFG) in addition to a Lila 14 folder-gluer for both corrugated and monocartons. 

Jash Packaging has extensive monocarton printing and converting capacity with several 6-color coater sheetfed offset presses and autoplaten diecutters. A brand new Bobst Novacut 106E with stripping is also on order to add to its existing battery of autoplaten diecutters.

The new Roland 700 Evolution 8-color, which prints 18,500 sheets an hour, is to be installed on a plinth raised by 667 mm to accommodate extra height for the feeder and delivery and has been ordered with four interdeck UV curing systems and three UV systems for end-of-press curing.

The press, which in almost all respects is similar to the one that Manroland Sheetfed demonstrated at drupa in May 2016, is to be shipped in November and installed in January 2018.

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