Komori hopeful for better turnaround at Pamex 2020

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Komori at Pamex 2019
Komori at Pamex 2019

Komori will participate in Pamex 2020, where it plans to offer a special opportunity for printers to visit drupa 2020 to help them learn and understand new technologies and strategize future investments. Komori believes that by providing such an opportunity the customers can see the technological advantage that Komori provides in the ever-transforming graphic arts industry.

“I think that the slowdown has bottomed and good days are round the corner. Brands will be able to appreciate the value Komori adds to their customers’ bottom line,” says Sangam Khanna, deputy managing director of Komori India.

Komori India will extend its corporate theme of ‘Innovate to Create’ by introducing a new wide range of products and solutions that answer current challenges, support business innovation and deliver on the promise of a profitable future.

The ‘Innovate to Create’ theme addresses the current economic slowdown as reported by various publication houses and some verticals of the industry. This is a small step from Komori to encourage customers who believe in Komori’s technology and book a machine in Pamex for installation in the financial year 2020.

Komori is proud to have over 48% market share in India. It is coming to Pamex 2020 with special offers with its best-selling printing presses Enthrone and Lithrone. Komori India believes in its philosophy of ‘Kando’, which provides solutions ‘Beyond Customers’ Expectations’. Visitors can know more about the solutions provided by Komori at Pamex in Hall 1 Stand G02.

Indian Printer and Publishers’ editorial team will be available around the show. You can go and meet them at the Indian Printer and Publishers stand in Hall 1 Stand E69.

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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