Four Lessons From the Corrugators of India

The corrugated box industry in India is fragmented. There are more than 10,000 units in India manufacturing 3.5 to 4.0 million tones of kraft paper.

Dec. 17, 2012 (PrintWeek) - A year ago, Western India Corrugated Box Manufacturers Association (WICMA) had hosted a top pedigree conference in India. The highlight was a panel discussion which comprised the CEOs of kraft paper mills and their engagement with the corrugators of India. The tenor of the discussion was: at a time when India is improving its standards of living, and the number of automated packing lines are on the ascendancy.

And so, the industry players appealed to the paper mills for standardisation and JIT schedules to cater to the latest technology-based automatic board plants. This made sense, at a time when India is improving its standards of living, and the number of automated packing lines on the ascendancy.

There are four key lessons from the three days at Corpex 2012 exhibition and the conference from 11 to 13 December 2012 in Mumbai.

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