Twin brothers take over the management of Newtech Machines

Plan to bring American technologies to Indian market

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Twin brothers – Ronak Panchal and Tarak Panchal have recently taken over the management of Newtech Machines, Valsad, India. They will continue the legacy left behind by the late Anup Panchal, founder of Newtech Machines, a renowned manufacturer of round screen printing and heat transfer label (HTL) printing machines. The company was founded by Anup Panchal, who died in 2018. Meanwhile, a new factory is being developed on a plot of land adjacent to the current factory, and it would be ready by 2020-21 to augment production. In a joint statement to the media, both Ronak and Tarak said, “As sons of a successful visionary businessman, we have a responsibility to take his legacy forward and write down our own success story.”

NewtechBoth Ronak and Tarak are armed with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Los Angeles, California, USA. The brothers, designated as directors, joined the company in July 2020.

Commenting on his new responsibility at such a young age, Ronak Panchal, director of Newtech Machines, says, “Since my childhood, I was motivated by my father, Anup Panchal. I had many other options, but I had in my mind that I wanted to become like my father. I witnessed his hard work and dedication to be a successful businessman. I was motivated by observing his successful career path. I want to expand my company, take it to another level. Also, I went to the USA for studies to gain practical knowledge so that I can bring American technologies to India. I did not think or have any other plan except printing. It is the only technology that fascinates me, so I am confident that no matter what, I would still choose printing as my career.”

Tarak Panchal, director of the company, adds, “I have a major interest in building machines, and I have learnt many new ideas in the United States. So I will develop new types of machines in the coming months.”

The twin brothers are of the view that a printing process of any kind – be it flat or round screen printing, heat transfer printing, offset or digital – is an important platform for brands to promote their product. “Printing technology has developed with time. Printing industry is growing and has a good market and increasing demand. Printing technology as an essential marketing medium, print technology continues to grow and plays a vital role in the decision-making process. The tactile nature of print stimulates the brain, sparking emotions. Not only can we see and feel its quality, but it acts as a visual representation of a brand and its values. Businesses can use this to their advantage to incorporate key elements of quality images, striking colours, and appealing visuals into their marketing materials to stand out and speak to audiences. And, with the growing demand for direct on product printing, round screen printing has a major role to play in various industries requiring to print on round surfaces, such as the paint industry. We are number one in the making of screen printing machines, and that motivates us to design and introduce few more new machines to meet the market requirements,” said Ronak Panchal and Tarak Panchal in a joint statement.

Newtech“The vendors of paint companies use Newtech Machine’s round screen printing equipment to directly screenprint on containers. The household goods manufacturers use our round screen printing machines to print on mugs, buckets, kitchen containers, boxes, tiffin boxes, shampoo bottles, and other products. These products often require 5-6 colours to be printed. The company has been maintaining its domestic/export ratio at 50:50. Newtech products are exported to Europe, UAE, some of the African countries, Nepal, Bangladesh, besides a strong presence in the domestic market,” said the newly appointed directors of Newtech Machines.

On their vision for the future of Newtech Machines, the twin brothers assert, “We want to expand our company and take it to another level. We want to bring more printing machines which save time and give more production. We want our customers to be completely satisfied. To meet this goal, we would like to design and manufacture more new printing machines of different types. We aim to offer the best quality machines and good service. We believe that our customers are kings, and customers’ loyalty can’t be taken for granted as they have a global choice. Over the years, we were able to maintain brand loyalty owing to the quality of machines and after-sales service, a legacy left behind by our beloved father.”

They conclude with optimism, “Round screen printing along with heat transfer technology is here to stay for a long time owing to a wide range of applications such as paints and household products. We are confident that our company will reach every corner of the world in a short span.”

NewtechNewtech Machines, an ISO 9001-2008 certified company, is a leader in round screen printing machines and heat transfer machines. The company, with its 20,000 square feet factory at Gundlav in GIDC, Valsad (Gujarat), serves the paint industry at large besides a strong presence in the household sector. Newtech screen printing and heat transfer machines are available for cylindrical as well as flat article printing. Newtech machines offer a complete range of printing machines to print on round, square, flat, and rectangular articles.

Its round screen printing machinery range includes semi-automatic universal screen printing machine for printing on cylindrical, square, and oval objects; semi-automatic crate screen printing machine; fully automatic mechanical screen printing machine for printing on round articles; fully automatic mechanical screen printing machine for printing on round articles; 2 color automatic screen printing machine with online flame treatment and IR / UV Dryer; 3 + 1 color automatic screen printing machine for printing on soft drink glass bottles. Its heat transfer label (HTL) segment includes heat transfer machine for flat product; basic and advanced machines suitable to print round, conical, and flat articles; automatic mechanical hot foil transfer machine for pen barrels and cosmetic containers.

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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