FROM SMALL BEGINNINGS TO BIG SUCCESS
An Indian label converters’ story
INDIA The history of Rajesh Chadha, Managing Director of Update Prints Pvt. Ltd. which owes its inception and inheritance to P C Chadha & Co. started by his grandfather is an interesting one. The first thoughts on letterpress, managing waste problems and family support were all highlights along the way. Come on a journey from Kobe in Japan to New Dehli in India, following the Indian Label converter’s history and thoughts for the future.
The very beginning
In the late 1970s and early 1980s driving on New Delhi’s Ring road, many factories could be seen from far away. One such tall building was the factory of P C Chadha & Co. in the Naraina Industrial Area. Around the mid 1980s when I was a commercial siliconiser selling release papers, I came to know that P C Chadha & Co. manufactured stickers and was a prospective customer. It was then a matter of time that I supplied some reams of release paper to them. During on of my visits I spent two hours discussing why the stickers they were supplying were curling. I was quite naïve then but with time and experience, I have written on my blog a very widely read article on controlling curl. The young man I met was Rajesh Chadha, who was running P C Chadha & Co. and is the present Managing Director of Update Prints Pvt. Ltd. which owes its inception and inheritance to P C Chadha & Co. started by his grandfather. Come on a journey from Kobe in Japan to New Dehli in India, following the Indian Label converter family Chadha. Read more…
Written exclusively for Narrow Web Tech Germany by Harveer Sahni, Managing Director Weldon Celloplast Limited, New Delhi