PackPlus South- South India’s largest packaging show along with PrintFair 2019- The commercial printing, Package Converting and Digital sign show concluded successfully on 13 April’19 at BIEC, Bengaluru. With 259 exhibitors, around 150 LIVE demonstrations of machines, various product launches and several other attractions, the visitors had a lot to partake. With 9888 visitors across four days the Show once again proved to be the most attended packaging & printing event of South India.
PackPlus South’19 featured a league of exhibitors comprising packaging machine and material manufacturers as well as providers of latest solutions and technologies. A diverse range of machines, such as filling & sealing systems, wrapping & folding systems, corrugated squaring bundlers, robotic arms and many others, were running at the stalls of various exhibitors giving trade visitors onsite demonstrations of latest products and technologies. Some of the key exhibitors including The Supreme Industries, Signode India, K P Water Corporation, Domino Printech India, Hilda Automation, BIZONGO, Bericap India, Superpack Packaging Machines, Durapak had chosen the platform for the display of their wide array of products and solutions.
There were crowd-pulling LIVE demos at the stalls of Dopack and Alstrut India. BIZONGO displayed its design, development and procurement solutions. Elixir Technologies showcased its state-of-the-art solutions for modified atmosphere packaging such as vacuum packaging and tray packaging. K P Water Corporation displayed its fully automatic bottling line. Robopac stretch wrapping machine was on display by Durapak.
The show also witnessed international participation from companies like Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone – Government of Ras Al Khaimah (RAKEZ) & PalletCo (LLC) from Dubai and Guangzhou Hengrui Non-woven Co.,Ltd. from China, who exhibited with the objective of tapping the southern market of India.
Exhibitors were seen busy on all the four days attending visitor queries and networking with new clients. “This is the third time we are participating at PackPlus South. We also exhibit at PackPlus Delhi. The show has always gone well for us. In fact we received an overwhelming response from the visitors with the bookings of 1.8 cr in three days here,” said Mr. Ritesh Barot, Partner, K P Water Corporation.
While sharing her views, Ms. Shalmali Patkar, Associate Director-Marketing, Bizongo said, “At PackPlus South, we have been able to meet clients across various industries; food is the major sector we received visitors from. We also received clients from automobile and warehousing sector. We are getting a good exposure in southern market and this show has overall been a good experience for us.”
“The footfall at exhibition was remarkable. We received lot of business enquiries, which will help us to grow our business in southern India. I congratulate PackPlus team for organizing such a wonderful event,” said Mr. Rakesh Kakkar, General Manager-Sales & Marketing, Polyplex Corporation Ltd.
The concurrent show PrintFair ’19 organized in association with Karnataka State Printers Association (KSPA), hosted a complete range of printing machines equipment for commercial printing, converting and large-format graphics. The host of key exhibitors showcasing a range of ultra-modern machines at the expo included companies like EPSON, Xerox India, Canon India, Konica Minolta, NBG Printographic Machinery and Grafica Flextronica.
EPSON displayed its range of machines designed for all purposes ranging from office use up to large-format graphic applications. Canon, on the other side, showcased its image PRESS C8000 P color digital press as key product, along with its popular image PROGRAF TX 5400 and TM5300. In the zone, Exelcode sold one of its key products, FASTJET F500, a small character inkjet printer designed for high-end code, to Bengaluru-based SK Enterprises.
Visitors, who also had an additional benefit of visiting Drink Technology India running in the adjacent hall at the venue, got it all under one roof.
“I came to visit PrintFair. I was looking for an eco-solvent machine, found a good option here and purchased it from EPSON. It was right decision to come to PrintFair,” said Mr. Mahesh Kumar Yadav, Harsh Digital Print, Mumbai.
For Mr. Ashish from Bengaluru, this was the second edition of PackPlus South he was visiting. “This years I visited with the objective to buy a packaging machine and finally bought an over wrapping machine from Jet Pack. Exhibition is wonderful and well arranged. This exhibition is a complete solution for packaging Industry,” he said.
Mr. Sudhakar S. Shetty, President, Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industry was very happy with the response of the Show. “PackPlus South and PrintFair are very well organized events. The Shows are very useful for the people engaged in printing and packaging industry of Karnataka, especially as it can help them update and upgrade technology. We are very happy with the response, and FKCCI will be glad to associate with the show in its next edition,” he shared.
“The good omen of rain during exhibition set up enthralled positive energy and a heavy footfall of visitors on all the four days of the event. The response was amazing. PackPlus South will come back to Hyderabad in the month of March 2020. In between, PackPlus will be held from 28-31 August 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi,” said Neetu Arora, Director, Next Events (P) Ltd., the organisers of the Show.