Manugraph announces new 4×1 web offset press to be manufactured in collaboration with Seiken

Announcing an amalgamation of world-class Japanese and Indian technologies, Manugraph India has sealed a deal with the Japanese company Seiken Graphics to manufacture a highly advanced double width, single circumference 4×1 web offset press. The press will be manufactured at Manugraph’s state-of-the-art facility in Kolhapur.

Being the largest manufacturer of web offset presses in India, Manugraph has garnered its reputation in exporting a range of ‘Made in India’ machines across the globe. Over the years, the company has been thriving for its ability to meet all the challenges of a competitive economy and its commitment to be a supplier of best choice to its customers. The latest partnership of the company is its collaboration with Seiken to manufacture a highly advanced double width, single circumference 4×1 web offset press at its Kolhapur facility.

“What we are offering is Japanese technology at the price level of Manugraph’s existing 4×1 press. This new double width press will be a game changer as it is designed with perfect technical collaboration between Manugraph and Seiken. The press will have the latest and most advanced technology on offer from both companies,” says Sanjay Shah, VC & MD, Manugraph India Ltd. The press will have a single circumference for both plate and blanket cylinder. A host of highly improved features will make the press an ideal choice for those looking for a competent and cost-effective 4×1 press.

Designed to run at the speed of 75,000 cph, the new 4×1 press will provide great versatility for those looking for higher print runs. “This press will also come with plenty of other benefits, like reduction in cost of consumables, which in itself, is a win-win for Indian customers. After all, with the launch of this press Indian customers do not require to import a 4×1 press anymore,” mentions Sanjay.

“Combined with Manugraph’s continuous innovation and advanced technology, this 4×1 press is expected to make a great impact in the Indian market,” comments Shota Namita, President, Seiken Graphics Inc. Seiken manufactures high-quality, high-performance products for the newspaper industry. The product portfolio of the company consists of newspaper and commercial presses, press-related systems, plate making systems, mailroom systems and others. Leading newspapers in India like The Hindu, Daily Thanthi and others are currently using Seiken mailroom systems.

Shota mentions that Manugraph-Seiken collaboration to produce the 4×1 press has come at the right time with India having the largest circulation of newspapers in the world and still growing.“We expect a major demand of the new Manugraph 4×1 press from newspaper houses in the country having larger print runs,” he adds.

Sanjay conclusively says that the collaboratively produced 4×1 press from Manugraph and Seiken will provide customers great cost effectiveness, by way of immense saving on foreign exchange, no expense on duty or shipping, easily available spare parts, and prompt and faster after-sales service.

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