Indian Printing Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers Association
IPAMA the acronym for Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers Association was founded in 1991 is an apex body, and this Association is playing a pivotal role in the policy-making of exports and imports, research and development of printing and packaging machines.
IPAMA represents 80% of the industry, with over 245 members on its roster, IPAMA is recognized by Commerce and Industry Ministry of the Government of India.
IPAMA is dedicated to disseminating latest information on technology, research & development related to graphic arts industry, market perspectives and various developments taking place around the globe, relevant to the Indian Printing, Packaging, Converting and Allied Industries through its bimonthly journal IPAMA BULLETIN.
As an active member of the Committee for Indian standards for Printing Industry, under the aegis of Bureau of Indian Standards, IPAMA plays vital role in formulating standards for Indian products related to printing, packaging and converting industry. As a result of this, today, Indian products have largely earned global acceptance mainly due to IPAMA’s efforts.
According to a recent survey, the Indian printing industry in India has consistently outpaced GDP growth. Since 1989, the printing and packaging industries’ collective growth has had a compound annual growth rate of over 16.2%. The growth has always been in double digits and significantly, always more than twice the GDP growth rate. The Indian Printing Industry is poised to achieve 60% growth by the year 2010 and can generate phenomenal increase in employment opportunities.
The printing and packaging industry in India has assumed growing significance during last decade. The printing industry is one of the biggest and fastest growing sectors in India. Conservatively speaking, we have more than 1,50,000 printing presses actively in operation all over India, with a capital investment of over Rs.83,000 million. This industry provides employment to about 1.5 million people directly or indirectly.
According to census report of year 2001 the literacy growth in India has touched 66.72% figure. Keeping in view this amazing growth in literacy, which is a direct result of predominant role played by printing industry, and continuous demand for printing and packaging requirements of a rapidly progressing trade and industry – which has resulted in keeping abreast of the latest and the state-of-the-art developments in the entire gamut of pre-press, in-press and post-press processes involved in the printing and packaging industry. The computerized information technology and electronic invasion in the various stages of printing and packaging processes, the technical personnel involved in the industry need to get updated on the on-going related developments in India and other western countries.
To meet this ever growing and continuous demand for high-speed and high-tech printing, packaging and converting machines – the Indian graphic arts machine manufacturers, of course, being aware of the challenge before them have committed themselves to fulfill the need of the nation to give technologically update machines and related equipments matching to international standards and quality. The printing and packaging industry in India and its output in the form of magazines, newspapers, books, catalogues, packaging products and other publications like coffee-table books etc. have come up to international standards.
IPAMA’s constant focus on ever growing and continuous demand for printing, packaging and converting, drove it to associate itself with national and international bodies in the thirst of research and development and exchange of technical know-how.
IPAMA participated in PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 meet at Chicago, USA. A delegation of 12 members represented IPAMA at this congregation of giants of graphic arts industry.
To boost the research and development in each individual member's establishment IPAMA has always encouraged them to get ISO accreditations and is subsidizing such activities on ad hoc basis by an amount of Rs.15,000/-.
Keeping in view this ever growing and continuous demand for printing, packaging and converting, IPAMA decided to focus on independent exposition of all sectors of Graphic Arts Industry independently with all its might and organised a very successful show IPAMA EXPO 2006 at HITEX Fair Grounds, Hyderabad, A.P. from 10th to 14th November 2006.
Keeping in view globalization and the massive Electronic and Information Technology's direct impact on graphic arts industry IPAMA has decided to have a joint exposition of latest innovations in the entire gamut of printing, packaging and converting in all segments of pre-press, in-press, post-press and finishing, by holding "PRINTPACK INDIA 2009" with India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) from January 18-23, 2009 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.