Samir Patkar to take over as managing director of Heidelberg India

Change of guard at Heidelberg India

Samir Patkar

Heidelberg Asia Pacific has announced the appointment of Samir Patkar as the new managing director of Heidelberg India, effective 16 October 2018. Patkar replaces Klaus Nielsen who headed Heidelberg India for the past 11 years. Amongst his other achievements over the years, Heidelberg India under Nielsen was able to place the first press based on the company’s new leasing model in Asia, at an Indian printer earlier this year.

Patkar, who has led the Gallus narrow web flexo press business in India for the past decade, has been a part of the Gallus and Heidelberg group for over 17 years. In the past two years he was in a leadership position for the Gallus business in most of Asia Pacific as well as India. Patkar will operate from the Heidelberg India Mumbai office.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here