The stupendous achievement of completing a triumphant trade of 100 presses and 300 presses by Gallus India and Heidelberg India respectively, was celebrated in an event, on 5th March, at hotel Westin (Mumbai). At the event, team Gallus and Heidelberghad facilitated their 100thand 350th customers, respectively. Leading print manufacturers graced the event with their presence.
Hyderabad based, Pravesha industries bought India’s 100th Gallus 10 color ECS340 flexo press while Mumbai’s Parksons Packaging bought India’s 350th Heidelberg 6 color press.Parksons Packaging has bought 3 Heidelberg presses in a short span of two years.
There was one more wonderful reason for celebration i.e.the tie-up between Gallus and Heidelberg. As per the teams, together they are brilliant (which is also the tag line for the event ), and the objective of tie-up is to serve customer with more flexible and sound solutions.
At the event, Mr.Ferdinand Ruesch vice president of Gallus and anchor investor of Heidelberg said, “It is an industry which gives lot of efforts on quality. In very short period of time there has been a lot of improvement in the process and not losing focus on quality consistency. We thank all our customers and business partners. It is because of their continuous feedback and inputs that we could improve ourselves and formulate more flexible and sound solutions. Every challenge is a scope for our improvement. We try to listen and understand the needs of our customer which helps us to translate it into useful solutions.
“Our journey started from Heidelberg India in 2000, they are equal partner to this game changing success. At the end, this event is about our customers who are our motivators, drivers and who had time and again supported us in our thick and thin. said Mr.Samir Patkar, Managing Director of Gallus India. Mr. Patkar also thanked all customers and partners for their support and constantly motivating and challenging Gallus to innovate and bring new technologies in label printing from time to time.
Managing Director of Heidelberg India, Mr.Klaus Nielson said, “We had an eventful journey, we had a slow beginning. The total spare part sale in 1999 is now equal to our weekly sales today. This milestone integration between Gallus and Heidelberg is for the benefit of the customers. This integration will take industry to a whole new level.”
LMAI ex-president Mr.Vivek Kappor of Creative Labels said, “Whenever there is a point of discussion on labels, its working, and the technology, the first company comes in mind is Gallus; and this itself speaks about to their contribution to label sector in India. It’s not a surprise that today we are gathered to acknowledge their contribution. Their technology tool has bought the industry to Himalayan heights. We thank Gallus for installing a machine in the knowledge center where lot of students have been trained.”
Congratulating Gallus India, Mr.Amar Chajeed , Head Labels of Huhtamaki Group (formerly Webtech Labels),who have installed 8 Gallus presses in India said, “Our journeystarted in the same year i.e. 1998. I always felt that, it is the person and his or her commitments, and hard-work that does the business and not the machine, but I see an exception to this with Gallus machine. Gallus represents trust for me. I won’t be surprised if they reach 200 in half the time they took to reach 100.”
On behalf of LMAI, the current president Mr.Sandeep Zaveri said, “I am immensely happy for the Gallus and Heidelberg team for achieving this milestone within a short span time. 100 successful installations is indeed remarkable which shows the hard-work and dedication of Samir and his team. Innovation can be classified as technology driven innovation; market driven innovation; and operation driven innovation; and Gallus has successfully delivered innovation in all these three categories. It has lived up to its promise of delivering success and security to Indian Label industry. Gallus is the major contributor towards the growth of Indian label industry and I congratulate them for achieving this milestone.”