Customer Story

Parksons Packaging Ltd.

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Industry: Printing
Location: India


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“GlobalVision is one of the best quality control tools to reduce errors and increase product and service quality […] It is an integral part of our day-to-day work and helps to ensure that the quality is right the first time.”
Ajit Shirwalkar, Deputy General Manager

Parksons Packaging Ltd. Implements GlobalVision to Reduce Packaging Errors and Increase Productivity

Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Parksons Packaging has become the country’s leading national packaging solutions provider since its incorporation in 1996. What began as a form of diversification from the group’s five-decade-old business of manufacturing playing cards, Parksons is now one of the largest commercial printers of high-quality folding cartons in India.

With 6 plants nationwide, they design and manufacture packaging for a range of industries from Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Electronics, Retail, and Apparel.

As the 3-time winner of Printweek India’s Printer of the Year award and the first Indian carton manufacturing company to be featured in Forbes magazine, Parksons understands the importance of implementing new technologies to stay ahead of the market and maintain a strong company image.

“At Parksons, we adhere to the highest standards of quality and continuously invest in the latest technology at all levels of development, from the pre-press stage to the final execution,” says Ajit Shirwalkar, Deputy General Manager – Prepress and Product Development. Their commitment to quality made GlobalVision the obvious choice when it came to selecting an automated proofreading tool for their workflow.

No Time For Errors

Before implementing GlobalVision, one of the main challenges faced by Parksons was the amount of time it took to run inspections manually. The revision of artwork files against processed files was time-consuming and too dependent on the quality assurance person who was detecting errors by eye. This made it difficult to catch printing defects in a timely manner.

“Without GlobalVision, our speed and ability to deliver the right output would be compromised. The KPI of checking artwork has been met 100%.”
Ajit Shirwalkar, Deputy General Manager – Prepress and Product Development

With a Prepress department responsible for converting the input given by the customer into error-free, print-ready files, having a quick project turnaround was essential to ensuring customer satisfaction. For Parksons, manually comparing the input artwork against the processed artwork was causing internal holds, long machine waiting times and bottleneck issues due to delays in quality clearance. Unfortunately, the risk of letting an error slip by could not be eliminated through manual proofreading.

A Commitment To Quality With GlobalVision

The Parksons quality assurance team aims to have zero customer complaints related to printed errors on packaging. With an overall goal of increasing quality and productivity on the production floor, GlobalVision’s Print Inspection system was the best choice for Parksons when it came to bringing automation into their process. Today, GlobalVision is present in 4 sites nationwide and has become an integral part of Parksons’ day-to-day workflow. Each artwork component is checked through the software, ensuring 100% accuracy the first time. Any discrepancies in the artwork are detected and resolved at the start of the process, resulting in greater efficiency, speed and customer confidence.

The GlobalVision Process

The revision process starts at the prepress stage where the input files and processed artwork components are checked through GlobalVision. The inspection report is then generated and stored along with the job information for audit purposes. Once the artwork file has been cleared by QA, it is sent to the customer for approval and is then made available to the In-Process QA team. The printed sheet gets compared to the master file to ensure that the produced material matches the customer-approved file. The flashing of differences between the master and sample files makes it easy to keep track of all differences found. Each defect is numbered, and levels and comments can be applied to each difference based on the critical level. The ability to keep an audit trail is a favorite of the quality assurance team to keep track of all inspection results.

The Final Results

Since implementing GlobalVision, Parksons has seen an overall decrease in inspection time by an average of 20 minutes per job. Service and product quality have increased since purchasing the system. As Shirwalkar states, “Without GlobalVision, our speed and ability to deliver the right output would be compromised. The KPI of checking artwork has been met 100%”. GlobalVision has provided Parksons with the tools they need to improve productivity in their workflow, giving them time to focus on what matters most – their customers.

“GlobalVision is one of the best quality control tools to reduce errors and increase product and service quality […] It is an integral part of our day-to-day work and helps to ensure that the quality is right the first time.”
Ajit Shirwalkar, Deputy General Manager

Parksons Packaging Ltd. Implements GlobalVision to Reduce Packaging Errors and Increase Productivity

Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Parksons Packaging has become the country’s leading national packaging solutions provider since its incorporation in 1996. What began as a form of diversification from the group’s five-decade-old business of manufacturing playing cards, Parksons is now one of the largest commercial printers of high-quality folding cartons in India.

With 6 plants nationwide, they design and manufacture packaging for a range of industries from Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Electronics, Retail, and Apparel.

As the 3-time winner of Printweek India’s Printer of the Year award and the first Indian carton manufacturing company to be featured in Forbes magazine, Parksons understands the importance of implementing new technologies to stay ahead of the market and maintain a strong company image.

“At Parksons, we adhere to the highest standards of quality and continuously invest in the latest technology at all levels of development, from the pre-press stage to the final execution,” says Ajit Shirwalkar, Deputy General Manager – Prepress and Product Development. Their commitment to quality made GlobalVision the obvious choice when it came to selecting an automated proofreading tool for their workflow.

No Time For Errors

Before implementing GlobalVision, one of the main challenges faced by Parksons was the amount of time it took to run inspections manually. The revision of artwork files against processed files was time-consuming and too dependent on the quality assurance person who was detecting errors by eye. This made it difficult to catch printing defects in a timely manner.

“Without GlobalVision, our speed and ability to deliver the right output would be compromised. The KPI of checking artwork has been met 100%.”
Ajit Shirwalkar, Deputy General Manager – Prepress and Product Development

With a Prepress department responsible for converting the input given by the customer into error-free, print-ready files, having a quick project turnaround was essential to ensuring customer satisfaction. For Parksons, manually comparing the input artwork against the processed artwork was causing internal holds, long machine waiting times and bottleneck issues due to delays in quality clearance. Unfortunately, the risk of letting an error slip by could not be eliminated through manual proofreading.

A Commitment To Quality With GlobalVision

The Parksons quality assurance team aims to have zero customer complaints related to printed errors on packaging. With an overall goal of increasing quality and productivity on the production floor, GlobalVision’s Print Inspection system was the best choice for Parksons when it came to bringing automation into their process. Today, GlobalVision is present in 4 sites nationwide and has become an integral part of Parksons’ day-to-day workflow. Each artwork component is checked through the software, ensuring 100% accuracy the first time. Any discrepancies in the artwork are detected and resolved at the start of the process, resulting in greater efficiency, speed and customer confidence.

The GlobalVision Process

The revision process starts at the prepress stage where the input files and processed artwork components are checked through GlobalVision. The inspection report is then generated and stored along with the job information for audit purposes. Once the artwork file has been cleared by QA, it is sent to the customer for approval and is then made available to the In-Process QA team. The printed sheet gets compared to the master file to ensure that the produced material matches the customer-approved file. The flashing of differences between the master and sample files makes it easy to keep track of all differences found. Each defect is numbered, and levels and comments can be applied to each difference based on the critical level. The ability to keep an audit trail is a favorite of the quality assurance team to keep track of all inspection results.

The Final Results

Since implementing GlobalVision, Parksons has seen an overall decrease in inspection time by an average of 20 minutes per job. Service and product quality have increased since purchasing the system. As Shirwalkar states, “Without GlobalVision, our speed and ability to deliver the right output would be compromised. The KPI of checking artwork has been met 100%”. GlobalVision has provided Parksons with the tools they need to improve productivity in their workflow, giving them time to focus on what matters most – their customers.