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30 new participants, 47 product launches at 14th edition of IntelPack 2015
Monday, 30 March, 2015, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Libin Chacko Kurian, Mumbai
Intelpack 2015, one of the topmost packaging events in India, is once again all set to unveil its 14th edition at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, on April 14, 2015. The show will conclude on April 16.

The event, hosted for the first time in 1990, is considered to be the country's largest packaging exhibition. It is co-located with Foodtek-2015 and Pharmapack-2015. Like every year, it will bring together all sectors of the packaging industry under one roof.

According to organizers, the fair will showcase cutting-edge technology in packaging and processing, thus delivering immense value to both exhibitors and trade visitors. This year, over 300 exhibitors, are expected to present the latest innovations and solutions in packaging on a floor space in excess of 14,000 sq m. More than 12,000 buyers and decision-makers will attend the show.  
The event is aimed to provide more value to business of packaging with developing interconnection and introducing new technology for both exhibitors and visitors. While exhibitors from both India and overseas are showcasing cutting edge technology, launching new products and solutions in packaging industry, visitors will witness more than 150 live working machines and equipment.

According to Aditya Neelkant, marketing head, Intel Trade Fairs and Expositions, 2015 will be an important edition of Intelpack with lot of specialties including increased number of exhibitors and expected visitors. He stated, “This time there are a lot of new big companies like Bosch, Nichrome, Akona, Wraptech exhibiting with us. And there are 47 exhibitors who are launching their products for the first time. Thirty exhibitors are exhibiting for the first time.”

Rajesh Ananthakrishnan, managing director, Reflex Technologies Pvt. Ltd, stated, “Intelpack is one show that always attracts variety of customers who come from small, medium scale and multinational corporations. We use this show as a platform to understand the market trends and what it demands. This ground reality is really checked on this forum. We have grown with Intelpack and would like to continue our association with the show.”
Concurrent Events

Foodtek 2015
Foodtek 2015, 10th exhibition of food processing and packaging machines, will showcase all kinds of materials, systems and products related to food industry. The main aim of the show is to provide a unique opportunity for visitors and exhibitors to meet senior buyers and decision-makers from the food sector.

Pharmapack 2015
Pharmapack 2015, the focussed event on pharmaceutical packaging in India, would provide exhibitors unique opportunity to meet important decision-makers and specifiers from top and middle management from the pharmaceutical industry.

As a concurrent event dedicated to the pharma industry, it would present exhibitions on packaging materials and products, glass, plastic, jars, bottles, aluminium, plastic tubes, corrugated and cardboard boxes, dosing machines for liquids & powders, filling machines, blister packing machines, strip packing machines, labels and labelling equipment, form-fill-seal machines, marking and coding equipment, weighing machines, shrink and stretch-wrapping machines, aseptic packaging systems, material-handling and storage systems.
Anthony D'souza, managing director, Mespack India Pvt. Ltd, informed, “Intelpack is really growing with strength and this show has really surprised all the visitors where they saw vast range of machinery manufacturers displaying their machines. The exhibition that could be counted forever and become the future packaging exhibition to always participate and visit.”

Another exhibitor, Jigish Chiniwala, managing director, Condot systems Pvt. Ltd, explained that they had been exhibiting at Intelpack in every edition of the show for more than 20 years. He congratulated the organisers for the tremendous success and hopeful about finding numerous genuine and serious buyers in the event.
Indian packaging industry

India is one of the fastest growing and lucrative packaging markets in the world. Currently the Indian packaging industry is estimated to grow at 18 per cent per annum. Identifying and recruiting new distributors and partners are the priorities of Intelpack 2015.

Unparalleled networking opportunity within the packaging industry and meet the who's who from the public, private sectors and competitors are its highlights. An active buying mode is activated for direct selling to serious buyers. Building business relationships, launching of new products and focus on long-term benefits are other important points pertaining to the event.

Apart from the huge value addition and employment involved in these activities, packaging has served the Indian economy by helping preservation of the quality and lengthening shelf life of innumerable products - ranging from milk and biscuits, to drugs and medicines, processed and semi-processed foods, fruits and vegetables, edible oils, and electronic goods.

Heightened competition in all product sectors within the country as also the increasing need to look for export markets have contributed to the rising demand for appropriate, and at the same time cost-effective, packaging material and technologies. The packaging industry’s growth has led to greater specialisation and sophistication from the point of view of health (in the case of packaged foods and medicines) and environment-friendliness of packing material. The demands on the packaging industry are challenging, given the increasing environmental awareness among communities.

Category of products on show
Accumulating / collating machines, automation systems & products, bags/sacks filling & closing machine, blister packaging machines, bottle filling and bottling machines, capping & over-capping machines, cartoning machines, case/tray sealing machines, check weighing machines, closing, seaming & sealing machines, coding, dating, printing and marking, conveying machines.

End-of-line packaging systems, filling and closing machines, flexible films & laminates, flow wrap machines, form-fill-seal machines, inspecting & detecting machines, labelling machines, lidding machines, labelling machines, lidding machines, material handling & conveying equipment, monitoring & test equipment, packaging materials & supplies, palletisers and depalletisers, pallet unitising machines, converting machines, packaging containers, packaging components, packaging material, packaging services, robotics, security systems & products, sensors, PLCs and safety products, specialty packaging machines, stretch & shrink wrapping machines, skin packaging machines, tamper evident seals, vacuum packaging machines, woven sacks & bags.

A three-day show that attracted companies from more than 30 countries, recorded 237 exhibitors and 7,403 visitors. Most of the visitors were from packaged food, snack food, confectionery and bakery manufacturers, with 35 per cent of them being owners and directors. The visitors showed strong interest in purchase, joint ventures, representation and distribution. While 90 per cent of visitors were from India, a strong presence of Middle-East and from other parts of Asia was visible. Many of the exhibitors experienced positive response with good business results.

V Krishnan, director, Spheretech Packaging India Pvt. Ltd, stated, “Intelpack 2013 has been a great experience for us. We got good amount of leads. So many people met us; we got to know so many prospects. We look forward doing good business from the show.”

Georgio Marini, director, Veripack India Pvt. Ltd, opined, “We are an Italian company and have been participating at Intelpack for many editions. We had very good results at the Intelpack 2013 as we could meet several interesting customers at this show.”

Similar is the viewpoint of an exhibitor from Shandong Bihai Packaging, who was happy to meet Indian customers. Zhang Chuanpeng, overseas marketing manager, Shandong Bihai Packaging, stated, “Intelpack event has been very good for us. We got to meet Indian customers, as well as the customers from several countries across the world. We are very happy with the kind of response we got from here.”
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