Umrao Automation unveils advance screen printing training cum demo centre
10 March 2021: Now here comes, the 20-year old company, Umrao Automation Pvt. Ltd, one of the few leading manufacturers of advanced screen printing machines and equipment for commercial, graphics and industrial applications, who have recently set up an advanced Training Centre cum Demo centre to meet the future needs of the skill development. Umrao’s new 1,000 sq. ft. training centre at Vasai, at the outskirt of Mumbai, has mechanical fabric stretching equipment, a semi-automatic screen printing machine (Verti Print) with UV curing machine, exposing and screen dryer, and a discussion table.
Speaking to Screen Print India magazine, Umrao’s Founder-Managing Director, Rajendra Rajage, says that India is a huge growing market when it comes to screen printing businesses with a wide range of applications across the country. He has rightly said because, if one goes to the Punjab market, one will find scores of screen printers engaged in bicycle sticker printing, garment printing, heat transfer for garments, etc. Delhi-NCR regions are dominated by industrial printing, ceramics, value addition; Mumbai region is filled with multiple applications, while Pune and Bengaluru are dominated by industrial printing, down in South at Tirupur the market is focused on textile printing, and in Kolkata, one would find textile printing (including jute bags), heat transfer printing and value addition.
He is of the view that in the absence of any professional training or educational institute in India, exclusively for screen printing applications, these printing houses are managing their skilled manpower requirement by providing on the job training. Now, the government taking a keen interest in the promotion of over a dozen promising industry sectors such as textile, electronics, toys, etc. The government aims to make India a manufacturing hub and make the country a self-reliant and export earner.
“As such in future there will be a huge demand for skilled screen printing operators which would be a big challenge. The screen printing machinery suppliers like us will have a big responsibility and we cannot simply sell the machines and sit back. As a matter of providing customer support, we decided to set up a training institute for customers who want to send their staff for skill development,” says Rajendra.