K2013: Rajoo displays barrier technology; ties up with supplier for European sales/service
K2013: Rajoo displays barrier technology; ties up with supplier for European sales/service

Indian extrusion machinery maker Rajoo Engineers had no qualms about running a barrier resin line at the K show. “Firstly, we are in Germany, where power failures are a rarity and the environment is conducive. Secondly, we are the only extrusion machine maker to have a five-layer blown film plant that is producing nylon-based barrier films and has been running at around 3 tonnes/day with a consistent output every day of the show,” said a beaming Sunil Jain, President of the firm. He also said that the K show presented an opportune time to showcase the technology since the Indian line offered a competitive price vis-à-vis the “high prices of European machines, coupled with the appreciation of the Euro with respect to domestic currencies.”

At the K2010, the Rajkot-based firm tied up with German blown film machine maker Hosokawa Alpine in a technical collaboration. The idea was to market the hybrid lines, which are made at Rajoo’s Indian facility using components from Hosokawa Alpine, to Africa and this collaboration has paid off. Thus, another reason for Sunil’s delight was that not only was the Rajoo stand at the K2013 inaugurated by Peter Krieg, President of Hosokawa Alpine, the machine displayed had been sold to Nylopack of South Africa. “We are really happy with the machine which we bought from the K platform and Rajoo will remain as a preferred supplier to Nylopack for future expansions as well,” said Peter Rousouw, Director, Nylopack

It must have been déjà vu all over again for Rajoo as it entered into another collaboration with a German supplier at the K2013. It has tied up with Maschinenbau Heilsbronn, one of the last small machine manufacturers in the German segment, that caters to German-speaking Europe an optimal and efficient range of machinery for blown film and sheet lines. With this relationship, spare parts and services for Rajoo machines bought in Europe will be provided by the local sales and service centre. Said Sunil, “The customer will have the advantage of an efficient German-speaking service now at an optimum price/performance ratio.”

In its K show post-release Rajoo said it had an increase in visitors by over 30%, compared to the previous K show. The firm also paid tribute to its mentor and founder, Chandrakant N. Doshi, who passed away early this year.


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