Kliklok, now part of the Bosch Group, has strengthened its position as the first-choice packaging machinery manufacturer in India following a successful partnership with Vedic Pac Systems, distributor of food and pharmaceutical products.
Vedic Pac Systems, who has been operating in the processing and packaging industry in India for over 40 years, announced its decision to partner with Kliklok last year. In combination with the Bosch Packaging office in Goa, the partnership will see Vedic provide support to the Bristol based packaging equipment supplier in a host of areas including line installation, sales and marketing as well as local customer aftercare and line maintenance.
Kliklok’s partnership with Vedic Pac Systems marks a significant 12 months and helps the company continue to explore the Indian and South East Asian markets even further. In the first year of its partnership, Vedic has supported Kliklok in the sale of two fully automatic endload cartoning lines to “Everest Spice”, India’s largest-selling spice brand. The installation will see the endload cartoners pack for different size bags of aromatic spice mix at an impressive 330 cartons per minute. The new fully automatic integrated system has provided Everest with two highly efficient state-of-the-art packaging lines, supporting its ambitious growth plans at its factories in Pune, in the Indian state of Maharashtra and Mumbai, on India’s west coast.
The opportunity is expanding Kliklok’s access to the Indian market, by working with a market leader based exclusively in India, with offices in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chandigarh. In 2014, it established a state-of-the-art knowledge centre to encourage innovations while it’s team of 24 qualified professionals work locally to provide customers with comprehensive and extensive onsite installation services and after-sales support.
Commenting on the partnership, Nirav Sampat, Managing Director at Vedic Pac Systems says: “In a country where the labour force is erratic and reliability of labour, or lack therefore, is a key issue effecting the processing and packaging industry, manufacturers are increasingly looking to machinery manufacturers for a solution. Today, there is a growing demand in not only the traditional sectors such as spices, rice and pulses, but also emerging markets such as bakery and confectionery. As a result, Indian businesses need reliable and high-speed production and processing machinery. Kliklok machinery does just that and as many companies in India are looking to invest in automated production lines, we’re confident our partnership will flourish.”
Speaking about Vedic Pac Systems, Simon Taylor, Commercial Director at Kliklok says: “The partnership with Vedic Pac Systems has been a great success so far and we’re delighted to be working with such a knowledgeable and well-respected company. Having an additional partner company on the ground in India, enables us to more efficiently deliver our solutions to manufacturers in the region, ensuring local support is available during installation and for after sales care and support on the spot. The company’s experience in the Indian market is invaluable and we’ve learnt a lot from the team in the short time we’ve been working together. We look forward to expanding this relationship and helping food manufacturers across India.”
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