Consolidated EBITDA for Q1 FY 2016-17 has been INR 228.4 Crore as compared to INR 219.3 Crore recorded in Q1 FY 2015-16, thereby clocking in a growth of 4%.
Consolidated Net Revenue stood at INR 1538.70 Crore declining by 4% as compared to INR 1605.00 Crore recorded in Q1 FY 2015-16. While there has been a drop in Net Revenue caused by lower sales price owing to sliding raw material costs, the volumes during the quarter have grown by 3%.
In an official newsletter released soon after declaring the earnings for Q1 FY 2016-17, Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and MD, Uflex Ltd., says “The new financial year has commenced on an exhilarating note with Product Innovation, Process Improvements, Technological Collaborations and Partnerships fortifying positive change. I am pleased to inform that we have inaugurated Fully Automatic Robotic Laser Engraving Line at our Noida facility in technical collaboration with M/s. Think Lab, Japan. This has reduced the cumbersome process of manufacturing rotogravure printing cylinders to a single operator job while tremendously increasing both precision of job and the efficiency.
“In the month of June 2016 we exhibited at the most celebrated event of the print and cross media solution industry drupa 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The response has been overwhelming with a lot of interest by global clientele in the end-to-end flexible packaging solutions offered by Uflex. At the event, we announced technological collaboration with Comiflex SRL Italy for manufacturing geared and gearless, CI-flexo printing machines at our Engineering Plant in India under a Technology Transfer Agreement with the latter.
“I am glad to share that we have also extended our existing alliance with Wave Front Technology to manufacture Fresnel lens packaging film at our manufacturing plant in Poland to cater to European and CIS countries.
“That said, the quarters lying ahead behold promising business prospects for your company and together we will cross several momentous milestones.”
Further upholding its commitment towards Mother Nature, Uflex has commenced interventions towards Natural Resource Conservation and Optimization of Ecosystem in two villages of Gautam Buddha Nagar District. This entails recharging the ground water-table through rainwater harvesting measures and improving the ecological quotient and greenery through focused plantation drives. These programmatic interventions are being carried out using the participatory rural appraisal mechanism.