Kodak India is celebrating its first five decades in business this year. The Indian Kodak subsidiary was incorporated in August 1973 and has since grown successfully. Initially located in the ‘Kodak House’ in Mumbai’s Central Business District, Kodak India moved its headquarters to its current location in Santa Cruz, a suburb of Mumbai, in 1995.
Today, Kodak India additionally operates four geographically well-distributed warehouses to ensure fast and dependable delivery to Kodak customers across the country. Kodak’s long presence in the high-growth South Asian country has helped the Kodak brand enjoy an excellent reputation in the Indian printing and packaging industry – and far beyond.
Its talented sales and service teams and effective collaboration with Channel Partners have ensured Kodak India has achieved many milestones over the decades. For example, Kodak India was a driver of the transition from computer-to-film (CTF) to thermal computer-to-plate (CTP), installing the first thermal platesetter in the early 2000s and becoming the first supplier to sell the 1,000th thermal CTP system from a single brand in India.
Most of these CTP installations are combined with Kodak Prinergy Workflow Solutions. In addition, in close cooperation with its Channel Partners, Kodak India succeeded in establishing Kodak Sonora Plates as leading process-free plates in the Indian market.
In the digital sector, Kodak India has consolidated its place in high-speed inkjet production printing in recent years with the Kodak Prosper Presses and Imprinting Systems. With Kodak’s latest inkjet offerings such as the revolutionary Kodak Prosper Ultra 520 Press and the Kodak Prosper 7000 Turbo Press, the world’s fastest inkjet web press, the company is excellently positioned to significantly expand its position in the Indian digital printing market.
“I am more than delighted that this year we can celebrate Kodak India’s 50th anniversary and the many achievements the Indian Kodak team has made together with our distributors over the past five decades,” said Bhalchandra Nikumb, Print Solutions Sales director, Kodak. “These accomplishments confirm our strategy and are an incentive for our future activities in the Indian market. We will continue to support our customers in their business transformation and help them successfully move into the digital future of printing with smart, highly efficient Kodak solutions.”