YesGo opens Mumbai branch

President Bombay Master Printers' Association inaugurates branch

Nizamappas, founder of YesGo. Photo - YesGo

YesGo, the institute for complete practical packaging, pre-media, and prepress training with Esko software, inaugurated its training and placement center in Mumbai on 24 October 2020. YesGo Mumbai is the third branch of YesGo following its branches in Delhi and Bangalore.

Chief guest Iqbal Kherodawala, president Bombay Master Printers’ Association (BMPA), inaugurated the much-awaited YesGo Mumbai Branch. The who’s who of the printing and packaging industry attended the event. The gathering at the inauguration included Sanjay Patel, managing director, Param Packaging; Nitin Patil, managing director, Numex Blocks; Arnab, general manager, Esko; Shri Hari Rao, global head printing technology, Essel Propack; Sethunath Padmanabhan, managing director Asia Pacific, Reproflex; Pawandeep Sahni, managing director, OMET India; and Jitendra Bhatia, managing director, Bhatia Graphica.

BMPA’s official statement mentions, “YesGo training centre equipped with Esko software, right here in Mumbai, is a great place to learn prepress and packaging software in Mumbai metropolitan region. We hope a large number of organizations will take advantage of this facility.”

The joy was radiant during YesGo inauguration with aspirants’ presence to join the wave of new future – packaging. A demo class was organized for the learners on the very first day. “This is the first time I have attended a class in this format and wondered how effective it would be. It was very effective, and therefore I would definitely be interested in attending other classes in the same format. The instructor was very knowledgeable, highly professional, and provided a wealth of information. Every instruction boosted my current knowledge and is a worthful value addition to me. Thank you, YesGo,” Pranav Hule, the first student of YesGo Mumbai, said.

Following the heavy demands from enquirers in and around Mumbai and global expansion plans – YesGo Mumbai is another initiative, after Delhi and Bangalore, to meet the needs of the aspirants at their proximity. ‘If you can’t reach us- we will reach you’ is the ideology of YesGo.

The course at YesGo Mumbai includes complete practical and customized packaging prepress and premedia training with Esko software along with 100% placement assurance. It comprises three levels – level I, level II & expert level, and industry visits for more practical exposure. Training mode will be online, classroom, and onsite based on the comfort of learners. Training modules will be individual and corporate. YesGo Mumbai will address training and placement requirements for the Maharashtra region along with the entire Western zone. Classes at YesGo Mumbai will commence from 2 November 2020 onwards.

Nizamappas, founder YesGo said, “Packaging is future! Our purpose is to broaden and enlighten the significance and importance of packaging and its broad career prospects among the young generation as well as entrepreneurs. We endow each aspirant with constantly evolving and upgrading industry skills and help the industry get equipped with highly skilled manpower and be

productive and growing with constantly changing trends. Our vision and mission are to be a growth partner for aspirants as well as employers and bridge the demand and supply gap of skilled manpower in the packaging and print industry.”

YesGo hears the beat of the industry and constantly upgrades its solutions to match every new need. It helps entrepreneurs and aspirants win every new challenge emerging from the ever-evolving new world and new world orders. The USP of YesGo is it keeps evolving itself to meet and win every new challenge. YesGo claims to be the only training center in the print and packaging industry. You can get skilled manpower and get training in high-end applications at your time and your comfort without any age, gender, and qualification bar.

For impeccable and innovative efforts in the print and packaging industry, Mr. Nizamappas- Founder of YesGo, has been felicitated with Most Fabulous Leaders in Packaging Awards by National Congress; Awards for Sustainable Exports & Packaging; and Leadership Game Changer Awards by MSME CCI. Mr. Nizam Appas was honored at Aresan Ganesan Polytechnic College Sivakasi on 1 March 2019.

YesGo, based in India, is a pioneer institute in Asia for complete practical prepress and packaging software training with Esko Software and 100% placement assistance. Along with Mumbai, we have our branches in Delhi and Bangalore and head office in Chennai. It is said to be the only institute in Asia for high-end Esko software training. It was founded in June 2018 in Chennai by printing industry veteran, Nizamappas.

Nizamappas is a Chennai-based Gold medallist printing technologist with more than 20 years of global exposure and experience in the printing and packaging industry. He has received several awards, including most fabulous leaders in packaging awards by National Congress, awards for sustainable exports & Packaging, and leadership game changer awards – MSME CCI.

The print and packaging industry is witnessing tremendous growth worldwide, and technologically sound manpower is essential to sustain and maintain rapid technological and digital up-gradation of the industry. The phenomenon has tremendously escalated the need and demand for trained manpower and manpower training in and high-end tools & technologies pertinent to the growing industry trends in print and packaging.

Moreover, the lack of skilled manpower is the more prominent concern which stops medium level enterprises from investing in high-end software. YesGo was crafted with a vision to impart exposure and expertise in advanced prepress technologies to the printing and packaging aspirants in a short duration at their own comfort and upgrade them as an asset for the industry. YesGo aims to bridge the demand and supply gap of skilled corporate manpower in the print and packaging industry.

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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