Harsh Packaging invests in a five-ply automatic flute laminator

Jaipur-based Harsh Packaging has bought in an HRB 1450 E automatic high-speed flute laminator. The machine was installed at its Vishwakarma Industrial Area, Jaipur premises by HRB’s Indian partner, Ample Graphics.

27 Sep 2023 | By Rahul Kumar

Team Ample Graphics and Harsh Packaging

The machine can laminate three and five-ply sheets at the speed of 6,000 sheets per hour. The sheet size ranges from 450x450- to 1450x1200-mm.

Som Prakash Garg, founder, of Harsh Packaging, said, “We have upgraded our corrugation facility from manual to semi-automatic. We were looking for the required machines to complete the upgrade. Sachin Kala and I are old colleagues. We have known each other for more than two decades. Ample Graphics has earned a good reputation in the market, especially for its after-sales service. Those were the two main reasons to invest in the machine.”

The company has also installed a DGM die-cutter, an India-made corrugation line, a sample-maker, and other essential equipment in the plant. “Along with the corrugation, we have upgraded our mono cartons division with a pre-owned six-colour Heidelberg CD102 printing press and other equipment,” he added.

Garg moved to Jaipur from Bharatpur in 1995, and worked at Nisha Enterprises and other companies for 10 years before establishing his own joint venture. Then when his sons grew up, he decided to venture out independently and did the same with Harsh Packaging in 2010.

Vinod Garg, the elder has already joined the business, and the younger, Rajesh Garg, is an IIT Mumbai alumni and will join the company soon.

Currently, Garg runs two factories and bought 10,000-sqm land for further expansion. “Our recent expansion investment is Rs 10-crore in greenfield expansion and machinery,” he said.

The company converts more than 300 tonnes of kraft per month and manufactures B, E and F flutes, a combination of B and C flutes in three and five-ply combinations. “We also produce seven-ply corrugated boxes but manually.”

He added, “In this financial year, we have a plan to convert 800-1,000 tonnes per month, 500 from the automatic line only.”

Right now, the company serves the electronics and mechanical industries. The oil and pharma industries are on our radar, as these sectors are lucrative.

He concluded, “Our ultimate plan is to establish Harsh Packaging as a packaging hub and serve our customers pan-India with our multilocational production plants. We are ready to diversify as and when required.”

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