PackPlus South 2012 concluded on 9 July 2012 reporting a footfall of 7075 visitors arriving from all parts of the country. The number of visitors was understandably less than the last edition which accounted for 12454 visitors. The quality was better- ensured by an entry fee that made the spouses sit out and the non serious stay away.
Presenting 250+ exhibitors and 450+ representative companies, PackPlus South 2012, scheduled from 6-9 July 2012, featured 50+ product launches, 150+ running machines and several other attractions in the 10,500 sqm exhibition area of HITEX International Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad.
Many exhibitors had chosen the platform to launch their new products and solutions at the Show. Enigma Ventures (P) Ltd. launched its all new Rotary Die cum R.S 4 (rotary slotter 4 bar) cutting machine at the Show. “We chose PackPlus to launch this revolutionary product as no other platform could help us reach the Southern market in a better way. We received several enquiries for our machine,” said Rajesh Munjal, Proprietor, Enigma Ventures.
Sandilyam Automation Systems (P) Ltd launched Axicon 6525 HS Inline verifier with high speed imaging to get scan rate of 150 scans/second on thermal printers. “The quality of visitors is at top priority in any business to business exhibition. PackPlus South provides us with that and so the Show was successful for us,” said Arun Kumar A.S from Sandilyam Automation Systems.
Arshad Electronics (P) Ltd. unveiled FLUXOSEALER – a special induction sealer at PackPlus South 2012. 3D Technopack Ltd. showcased Flexo-screen printed tubes, Congzhou Packaging Machinery Mfg. Co. launched it’s all new Rotary die cutter + slotter and Daetwyler Swisstec India (P) Ltd. presented a new range of doctor blades.
Gujarat Machinery (P) Ltd. launched its Spun bond PP non-woven fabric manufacturing plants & 6-8 shuttle circular looms for PP/ HDPE woven sacks at the exhibition, Indus Control and Automation (P) Ltd. displayed a new fully automatic bag filling machine with auto bag placer & auto bag stitcher and Osna Electronics (P) Ltd. presented Datamatrix code reader for pharma industries.
The Corrugated box making machines and converting equipments were the special attraction of the Show. Running live were several innovative machines including semi automatic die cutting machine, automatic flute laminator, automatic folder gluer and semi auto stitching machine from Natraj Corrugating Machinery Company; corrugated cardboard making equipment and flexo printing & in-line printing slotter die cutter machines from Ming Wei Paperware Machinery Co. Ltd.; Paper corrugated board & box making machines from Mohan Industrial Machine Tools; High speed slitting machine from Suddha Converting Machineries (P) Ltd. and Corrugaton machines & flexo printers from Zhongshan Huatong Packaging Industry Co. Ltd.
Kody Equipments (P) Ltd. had come to Hyderabad for the third time with PackPlus South 2012. “Wherever PackPlus goes, Kody follows,” said Sunny Patel from Kody Equipments. “We always get a good business from the Show and this year also we received several orders for our slitter rewinder machine.
This was the first experience of SP Ultraflex Systems at the Southern edition of PackPlus. “We had never been on the Southern exhibition grounds. The PackPlus South platform appeared promising and so we dived in this venture. The decision was fair. We got to know more about the Southern business mindset and got several enquiries as well,” said Biku Kohli from SP Ultraflex Systems.
K.V Kishore K.L Agencies Agri-Business, had visited PackPlus South for the first time. “I had heard about the Show but could not visit it earlier. For me this is the largest packaging exhibition I have ever visited in India. I could find so many machines related to my business. We are in discussion for some deals as well,” he said.
Ramesh CH, SV Engineering, has been a regular visitor or PackPlus, be it Delhi or Hyderabad. “And now when I am planning to do something in the field of water packaging, which could be a better place to get information about the latest innovations from the industry,” he stated. Visitors to the exhibition had also arrived from places like Baddi, Rajasthan, Kolkata, Assam, Nagpur, Pune, Kerala, Bangalore and Delhi.
The Pharma & Food Packaging Conclave was the special highlight of the afternoon of the first day of the Show. The event was inaugurated by Dr. P V Appaji, Director General, Pharmexil; Krishna Reddy, Exec. Director, BDMA; M.L. Agarwal, Past President-FCBM, APCMA; Chakravarthi AVPS, MD, Ecobliss India; Deepak Manchanda, Consultant, Packaging Design & Development and Anil Arora, President, Print-Packaging.Com (P) Ltd. The exclusive panel discussion featuring leading quality certification experts from the pharma and food manufacturing industry, quality certification and packaging, focused on reducing risk and achieving strategic business goals.
Extending their support to the exhibition were the Hologram Manufacturers Association of India (HoMAI) and Bulk Drug manufacturers Association (BDMA).
“With the closing of PackPlus South on a positive note, we are now concentrating on PackPlus 2012 to be held from 7-10 December 2012 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, New Delhi (NCR). In 2013, we will be back in Hyderabad with the third edition of PackPlus South,” said Neetu Arora on behalf of Print-Packaging.Com (P) Ltd., the organizers of the Show.