Kohli open house draws 200+ industry professionals, academics to demos of gravure press, laminator, slitter, inspection winder


Thane, India-based Kohli Industries held its first in-person open house recently after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Showcased were four machines: the Thea-9one8, a state-of-the-art gravure-printing press (above); the Gaia-405 solventless laminator; the Zeus-630 slitter/rewinder; and the Eos-630 reversible inspection winder.

Initially intended as a five-day-long event, the open house was further extended by two days to accommodate customer requests. Over the week, more than 150 industry-professional visitors from eight countries witnessed the Thea-9one8 for the very first time in-person after having seen it during various virtual-online open houses held by Kohli in 2020 and 2021.

In addition, 45 students and five professors from two printing-technology institutes received a personal walk-through of all four machines, followed by a question-and-answer session on the printing industry with Kaku Kohli, CEO of Kohli Industries.

All in all, the event culminated as Kohli’s most successful open house since its inception  50 years ago. As such, due to customer demand, the company is now adding two more days for its In-Person Open House on August 9-10, 2022.

Kohli will also shift its focus to the forthcoming K Show 2022 in Dusseldorf, Germany (Oct. 19-26), where it will showcase the Plutus-9one8, a new multi-process and multi-technology coating/lamination line.