Delhi-based Ess Kay Enterprises, a provider of packaging for makers of agrochemical products such as pesticides and fertilizers, has forayed into label printing with investments in Mark Andy flexo label presses from Flexo Image Graphics (FIG). FIG is one of the biggest distributors and service providers of flexo presses and associated equipment in the Indian subcontinent.
Established in 1985, Ess Kay Group has four companies – Ess Kay Enterprises, Ess Kay Propack, Mittal Enterprises, and National Print & Pack. The four-decade-old family-owned business was established by the late Prem Chand Mittal, Ram Chander Mittal, and Shiv Kumar Mittal. The group serves the agrochemical industry, with around 95% of its products dedicated to this segment.
The group produces complete packaging solutions such as HDPE bottles, caps and closures, literature, shrink sleeves, mono cartons, labels, and others. Shiv Kumar Mittal and Aman Mittal handle Ess Kay Enterprises – Shiv takes care of laminated pouches while Aman looks after labels.
Aman Mittal says, “Ours is very much a family-owned business like a big family tree. We are looking forward to expanding our label printing and packaging business in other sectors such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and beverages. Mamaearth is on our client list.”
Shelf-adhesive paper stickers, chromo paper labels, pesticide bottle labels, pharmaceutical labels, laminated pouches, HDP bags, etc., are some of the key products of Ess Kay Enterprises, which offers around 25 packaging items. “We forayed into label printing business to fulfill the labeling requirements of some agro companies that have been associated with us for years,” Aman Mittal says.
“Had it not been Mark Andy label presses, we would have delayed our label printing venture, which we started in 2018. We were on a mission to hunt for the right label press for our new venture before we zeroed in on the Mark Andy Evolution Series E3 label press at FIG. The label press ticked all our requirements. We were quite convinced and happy with the way the after-sales support team of FIG guided us about the new label press and its technicalities.”
On their second investment in Mark Andy label press, Aman Mittal said, “The second Mark Andy label press from FIG, i.e. Mark Andy Evolution Series E5, is a mark of our continuing relationship with FIG. This is an amazing label press.” The Mark Andy Evolution Series E5 runs at a maximum speed of 750 fpm, taking on a broad range of substrates from 12–305 microns. The press has repeat printing features, ranging from 140–610mm and maximum die repetition up to 610mm.
“Apart from the machine’s advanced features, user-friendliness, and being economical among others in its class, we are thankful for the dedicated support of the after-sales team of FIG,” says Aman Mittal.
In addition to Mark Andy, FIG is an authorized dealer of other machines from brands such as Rhyguan, Rotoflex, Luster, Kluge, KDS Quantum efficiency system, and Presstek through its wide network of branches in Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai with a centralized ‘customer support department’ for after-sales service.