Markem-Imaje opens new site in India

Inauguration of the new Markem-Imaje site in Bhiwadi, India

The global coding and marking equipment supplier has deepened its commitment to India’s product identification and traceability needs with the opening of a new factory and head office in Bhiwadi, India. The move is designed to better align the services and solutions Markem-Imaje offers its customers in the Indian subcontinent.

The modern production facility, which opened on Thursday, November 5, features state-of-the-art laboratories and sampling centres, as well as ink production and printer assembly.

The 22,300 sq m site in the state of Rajasthan, an industrial hub in the north of India, houses not only coder and ink production but also commercial operations, aftermarket support and back-office functions. It augments an already strong presence in the country, with for example, many of the company’s packaging intelligence software solutions developed in Bangalore.

Markem-Imaje president and CEO Vincent Vanderpoel said: “As a leading player globally in the coding industry and part of Dover Corporation, our new facilities and resources will ensure that manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers have access to the most effective and innovative coding technology and services available.”

“We’ve been active in India since 1987 and have already seen phenomenal progress, which we have been privileged to support. I am convinced the best days are still to come and see India as a huge growth opportunity for us and our customers,” continues Mr. Vanderpoel. “Our new site is proof of our unwavering interest in bringing world-leading printing and coding solutions to India and its neighbours. Merging equipment and consumables manufacturing with specialist sales expertise in brand protection, as well as sophisticated consulting and integration services, enables us to deliver the market’s best solutions across the region.”

Managing director of the company’s India operations, Rajashekar Venkat added: “By supplying batch coding and variable data printing machines used in segments as diverse as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive and extrusion – to name just a few – we enable safety and traceability, while making counterfeiting harder.”

He continued: “Our wide portfolio of technologies means we code virtually any surface, with prints that are difficult or impossible to remove, while our code integrity, package integrity and brand protection software solutions strengthen our customers’ supply chain operations even further.”