Uday Patel of Line O Matic to receive MMS Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

Pioneering the exercise book making segment

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Mumbai Mudrak Sangh (MMS) has announced that its Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 will be awarded to Uday Patel, the founder of Ahmedabad-based Lino O Matic Graphic Industries.

Lino O Matic is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fully automatic exercise bookmaking machine, automatic exercise book binding machine, automatic central sewn book binding machine, automatic exercise book machine from reel to pile delivery station, automatic book cutting machine, automatic counting and folding machine, cut size sheeter, among others. The company has customers in almost all the states of India. It also has more than 3,000 installations in various countries across the globe such as the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America.

Patel is a true visionary who has made the entire country proud by being the pioneer in exercise book making machinery and paper converting segment, MMS said.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented on 2 March 2019 at a function to be held at the Sahara Star Hotel in Mumbai. The keynote speaker at the event will be renowned academic Padma Shree Deepak Bhaskar, Phatak. Shriniwas and Yashwant Joshi, partner, CVK and Associates will speak on Indian and world economy while Chandrashekhar Narayan Vaze will speak on the topic of management principles from Ramayana.

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