Rafiq Shaikh, Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) Sales Leader shares the company’s recent Printpack experience.
“We were incredibly excited to have a presence at Printpack, as it was one of the first events we’ve been able to attend in India since we launched as a standalone business just over a year ago,” says an excited looking Rafiq Shaikh at the recent Printpack India exhibition.
The Sales Leader at Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) looks thrilled at the success of their Printpack participation which saw inking of two sales deals by two leading printers MJ Global and Pragati Offset. “We enjoyed tremendous success at the event, and were thrilled to have concluded two deals at the show – MJ Global signed a deal with Kongsberg PCS to install the modular Kongsberg X22 at its Noida facility, and Pragati Offset, based in Hyderabad, ink a deal for the X20,” reveals Rafiq.
Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (‘Kongsberg PCS’) bear no introduction in packaging, signage, display and manufacturing markets worldwide, when it comes to robust and reliable digital cutting solutions. “By fusing technology and creativity, Kongsberg PCS drives innovation. It enables customers to produce faster, safer, and more efficiently without limiting imagination,” portrays Rafiq.
The global head office and customer experience center of Kongsberg PCS are in Ghent, Belgium, with a North American head office in Ohio, USA. In August 2021 Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems acquired MultiCam Inc. MultiCam supplies innovative, CNC cutting solutions for a multitude of industries and applications.
“The visitors are all extremely knowledgeable, investing their time smartly and at the selected booth. Also, with the halls being organized by segment, it made it easy for the buyer to prioritize and invest time in the halls that matter to them most. We thoroughly enjoyed our successful first year at Printpack and look forward to more success at future events,” says Rafiq sharing his views on the industry’s response, visitor turnout and quality of visitors at the show.
Kongsberg PCS exhibited at the Printpack India 2022 with a total booth area of 45 m2. In today’s volatile market, where both customer demands and capabilities of technology change rapidly, it is important to invest in equipment that offers the flexibility to grow in line with business needs. The Kongsberg X22 was at the center of the Kongsberg PCS display and offers this flexibility, not just through its wide range of applications but also because it is a cutting table that can evolve.
Packed with a wide range of specialty tools, the X22 offers speed, power and flexibility to handle a wide variety of materials and can easily be upgraded as a business grows.
Throughout the event, Kongsberg PCS demonstrated the power, performance and versatility of Kongsberg X22 cutting table. They also demonstrated a range of versatile and powerful tool heads, including the PowerHead tool, which excels on heavy duty material such as honeycomb boards, triple wall and recycled board.
Kongsberg PCS focused on demonstrating to the Printpack visitors how Kongsberg digital finishing solutions enable businesses to streamline workflows and automate production to boost efficiency, while the combination of power, precision and innovative tools empowers designers and operators with the creative freedom to generate the ideas that will drive the future of their business.
Apart from concluding the deals with MJ Global for a modular Kongsberg X22 and with Pragati Offset for an X20, the company also generated a number of other discussions that Rafiq is pretty enthusiastic about openings in future.
“The Kongsberg PCS booth was busy throughout the duration of the event, generating excitement with our product demos,” says Rafiq.
“We were incredibly excited to have a presence at Printpack. It was one of the first events we’ve been able to attend in India since we launched as a standalone business just over a year ago,” he adds.
Despite facing the same obvious challenges and market volatility that has affected every business during Covid pandemic, Kongsberg PCS enjoyed an amazing and incredibly rewarding first year as a standalone business. “We delivered outstanding results and released innovative new products, we have changed our go-to-market models and strengthened our customer service and satisfaction offering, and we have made strategic acquisitions to support our strategic growth,” declares Rafiq.
Though majority of visitors were from across the region, according to Rafiq, but it was expected given the current global situation and various restrictions on travel.
“We demonstrated our Kongsberg X22 in such a volatile market where customer demands and capabilities of technology are constantly evolving; we believe it is important to invest in equipment that offers the flexibility to grow in line with business needs,” underlines Rafiq speaking about the latest capabilities of the Kongsberg equipment.
“It is the biggest print and packaging event with representation from almost all top brands, with a massive footfall of visitors from many countries. The visitors are all extremely knowledgeable, investing their time smartly and at the selected booth. Also, with the halls being organized by segment, it made it easy for the buyer to prioritize and invest time in the halls that matter to them most. We thoroughly enjoyed our successful first year at Printpack and look forward to more success at future events,” he concludes.