SMI Coated Products, a leading Indian label stock solutions provider, has been supplying to UAE label printers from India for over a decade. The clients used to buy slit material as well as jumbo reels. However, the clients had to collate a container load order every time. Before SMI started supplies, clients of this region would have to plan for 2-3 months as that was the lead time then. SMI then started supplies from India and the lead time was brought down to three to four weeks time.
After looking at the needs of the industry, SMI put up its slitting terminal in Jabal Ali Free zone, Dubai. SMI Coated Products FZE was started in 2017, and the lead time has dropped to less than a week. “Ever since SMI FZE has come into existence, our clients are very happy as now they no longer need to look up for additional space for expansion the space and finances freed due to reduced inventory can be utilized for future expansion.
Rajesh Khatwani, sales and marketing director of SMI said, “UAE is the center hub of import, repacking and export for the GCC and South Asia region for various products. We at SMI are proud to be part of the growth story of UAE label industry.”
Rohit Mehta, corporate director of SMI added, “Gulf Print Pack has also been a great meeting point for all our customers in this region and we look forward to meeting everyone at the exhibition.” SMI FZE will be there at Gulf Print Pack 2019 Stall 2 F16, Dubai World Trade Centre between 15-18 April 2019.