For fifteen years that QI Press Controls – Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE) has been active in India, The Printers House (TPH) has been one of its most highly valued partners. QIPC-EAE, specialist in measurement and control systems for the printing industry, and TPH, an Indian constructor of printing presses, recently celebrated this long-stranding partnership. To mark the occasion, TPH was presented with a commemorative figure by QIPC-EAE.
The presentation provided a fitting moment to reflect on the achievements of the past years. “TPH has always given us stalwart support in India,” says Vijay Pandya, managing director of QIPC-EAE India. “At trade fairs, for example, they’ve allowed us to demonstrate our automation systems on their presses. What’s more, they’ve always put in a good word for QIPC-EAE among their customers.”
L.K. Sharma, CEO of TPH underlined that view: “We have a very special working relationship with QIPC-EAE. In the beginning, the collaboration was with QIPC, with the later addition of the newly acquired EAE. Our job was to build bridges between the needs of typical Indian customers and QIPC-EAE. We have always tried to convince clients of the quality inspections carried out by QIPC-EAE, because we are convinced of their value too. In turn, QIPC-EAE always tries to meet the expectations of the client as well as constantly seek out new innovations.”
L-r: Netrapal (senior Service engineer, TPH), Dixit (Design manager, TPH), Jagdeep Singh (senior VP, Domestic Sales, TPH), L.K. Sharma (CEO, TPH), Vijay Pandya (MD, QIPC- EAE India), Dabhas (GM-Production, TPH), Pawan Tyagi (VP-International Sales, TPH) and N.D. Pandey (GM-Design & Development, TPH).
Vijay Pandya makes reference to several of the projects that QIPC-EAE has carried out with TPH – both inside and outside India – which give him abiding satisfaction. “For example, our installation at the National Media Group in Kuwait, the largest printing press that TPH has ever sold, complete with our automation systems. There have also been numerous installations at Lokmat Publications, as well as the system we installed on the seven-tower TPH Orient 45000 at Amar Ujala. There have been more recent projects too, such as for Deshabhimani, with the installation of our automation systems on TPH’s Orient 36000 and 50000 presses.”
L.K. Sharma, like Vijay Pandya, can also look back with immense satisfaction at the fully automated installation at Punch Nigeria Ltd in Nigeria. “Nevertheless, the key highlight for both of us has been our continued ability to provide reliable quality, whilst at the same time reducing operational costs for our clients,” adds Sharma.