IPMMA awards pharma machinery players

Seven companies were felicitated by IPMMA for ’50 years of Service to Pharma Industry’

Seven stalwarts from the pharmaceutical machinery fraternity, who have served the industry for more than half a decade, were felicitated at the recently held PHARMA PRO&PACK, PHARMALAB EXPO, in Mumbai.

The seven companies, Gansons India, IMA-PG India, SB Panchal & Company, Standard Engineers, The Bombay Engineering Works, Tapasya Engineering Works, and Pharmalab India, were felicitated by the organising association, Indian Pharmaceutical Machinery Manufacturers Association (IPMMA), for “50 years of Service to Pharma Industry”.

Award winners facilitated at Pharma Pro&Pack 2016 and members of the organising association, IPMMA

Since its formation in 2001, IPMMA has come to represent the growing fraternity of pharma processing and packaging machineries manufacturers and pharma-allied industries of India. The 300 plus member companies of IPMMA form the backbone of the world’s strongest and rapidly growing pharma-economy, with more than 11,000 manufacturing facilities. Most IPMMA members also export machineries to more than 72 countries across the world, thus playing an unseen but vital role in the global pharma sector.

The felicitation programme started with a welcome speech by Mahendra Mehta, President,  IPMAA, also CEO, Parle Global Technologies. He called on stage the Jury members in attendance, Daara Patel, Secretary General, Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA) and Viveka Roychowdhury, Editor, Express Pharma. The vote of thanks was given by Sandeep Shah, Managing Director, Erweka India followed by an evening of live music and networking dinner.

About the winners

Gansons India

Anjali Faria, one of Gansons’ longest serving employees, accepted the award on behalf of Gansons India

Gyanendra Nath ‘Gan’ Banerjee started Gansons on August 19, 1947–just four short days after independence–to initially manufacture and distribute laboratory and other equipment. He was succeeded by his son NN ‘Nilu’ Banerjee who in turn handed over the baton to his son, Ashis, who led the development of The GansCoater, a world-class tablet coating line, to make the company the leading brand of choice in tablet coating equipment. Today, the company supplies both standard and custom-manufactured equipment and support services for industries including pharma products, foods, agrochemicals, mineral processing, petrochemicals and energy. The product list spans solutions for granulation, drying, single pot processing, packaging, material handling, coating, particle size calibration and mixing.

IMA-PG India

Richard Menezes, Director – Sales, IMA-PG India received the award on behalf of IMA-PG India

Established in 1961, by P G Rao, as Precision Gears, the company focused primarily on the manufacture and export of blister packing machines, pharma packaging machines, etc. It entered into a joint venture with IMA S.p.A, Italy facilitating transfer of technology for K 150 cartoning machine by IMA. It became part of the IMA Group in1995 as IMA-PG India. In 1978, IMA-PG India forayed into the manufacture of rotary motion, vacuum forming and blister packing machines under technical collaboration with Hassia Verpackung Maschinen GmBH of West Germany. The company’s core competencies today include blister packing machines, cartonator machines, tube filling machines, counting lines, end of line solutions etc.with a capability of providing complete turnkey solutions from its wide offerings from India as well as from IMA Safe division of Italy.

SB Panchal & Company

Amratlal C Panchal accepted the award on behalf of SB Panchal & Company

Established in 1947 by founder Chaturlal B Panchal as a workshop catering to fabrication needs midst the raw material market, the company’s fabrication skills gradually bagged them long standing contracts from global names like Kilburn (for tray dryer manufacturing) and Sapphire Machines (fluid bed dryers).

The second generation represented by Amratlal C Panchal and his brother, created the brand SB Panchal, from mere fabrication contractors to quality machine manufacturers, which became synonymous with trouble-free drying systems.

The new millennium saw the inclusion of Hiren Panchal and Dharmik Panchal, who developed new products and systems for pharma coating applications.

Standard Engineers

Vineet Shroff, CEO, Standard Engineers collected the award

Since its establishment in1962, Standard Engineers has grown to be a leading manufacturer,  exporter and supplier of mixers, agitators, stirrers, blenders, dispersers, homogenisers, grease kettles, fermenters, polymerisation reactors, allied mixing equipment, etc.

The Bombay Engineering Works

Viren Joshi, Partner, The Bombay Engineering Works accepted the award

The company was established in 1964 to carry out custom build sheet-metal fabrication jobs, and soon started manufacturing all types of ovens, tray dryers, etc. specifically for applications in pharma, chemicals, breweries and food industries. The company has gone from strength to strength and expanded its manufactured product range and now offer a complete range of equipments and  machines for all dosage forms. Today, the company offers state-of-the-art GMP models with the options for fully automatic PLC controls for various process equipments, designed to suit specific end processes as required by the client’s product. The company also offers a wide range of machines in R&D and pilot plant models of various capacities which suit a specific end use. The company has also successfully set up complete projects on turnkey basis both in India and abroad and exports to more than 20 countries around the globe.

Tapasya Engineering Works

Satyapal P Bakshi and Devashish ‘Dev’ Bakshi accepted the award

Tapasya Engineering Works was founded more five decades ago by Satyapal P Bakshi. Today, the company is a leader in granulation equipment and services, with a presence in 37 countries and ISO certification of its processes. Representing the next generation, Devashish ‘Dev’ Bakshi, has grown his father’s enterprise to further heights. It is reportedly the only pharma machinery company in India to have grown 30 per cent year on year since 2010. Positioned as an ‘innovative granulation company offering integrated process and validated solutions partnering pharma entities worldwide’, Tapasya today has global alliances with KORSCH AG, Germany, Thomas Engineering of the US, Micromacinazione, Switzerland, and Okawara, Japan.

Pharmalab India

The award was accepted by Kirit N Shah, Director, Pharmalab India

Set up in 1962 by three enterprising veterans, Puroshottam Shah, Narharilal Shah, and Kantilal Parikh, who were experts in the manufacture of hospital equipment and laboratory machines, Pharmalab India is today recognised for constant upgradation, innovation and customisation and provides state-of-the-art technology and equipment for filtration, sterilisation, processing, packaging and water for injection plants, specialising in providing solutions following GMP guidelines. The company serves the lifesciences and biotech sectors as well as beverages, breweries and distilleries, paints, agro chemicals and dyes, FMCG and cosmetics, and food and dairy. Pharmalab India has alliances with KPA Germany, France based SERAIL, the Swiss SKAN, Frande based Tournaire and US Unibloc-Pump.

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