No injuries in Thomson Press fire in Faridabad

Publication paper warehouse gutted

Fire at Thomson Press India warehouse
Fire at paper warehouse of Thomson Press India in Faridabad in Delhi NCR Photo via social media

Several days ago, on 25 April 2020, a fire broke out and engulfed one of the paper store buildings of Thomson Press India in Faridabad in the Delhi NCR. Thomson Press is owned by the promoters of the Living Media group that publishes India Today and other magazines, there were no injuries or casualties in the fire apparently started by a short-circuit. Shown in a video available on social media the fire destroyed considerable quantities of publication papers and converting equipment.

Thomson is a leading commercial printer in the country and also a major exporter of printed books. It has been operating at a minimal level during the Covid-19 induced lockdown engaged in the production of the group’s own periodical and other urgent time-bound products for its customers.

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

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  1. An unfortunate event at one of India’s leading printers and book exporters. Fortunately, no-one was hurt or injured and the damage seems to have been restricted mainly to raw materials.


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