Founded in 1984, Jicon is a pharmaceutical processing and packaging equipment manufacturer based in Mumbai. From its Bhiwandi plant in suburban Mumbai, it supplies capital equipment for making tablets, capsules, and ointments to pharma formulation plants.
Karan Hemani, a partner of Jicon Industries, says, “We are a leading pharmaceutical machine manufacturer in India. Our core products include blister packaging machines for tablets and capsules, capsule filling machines for filling powders in hard gelatin capsules, tube filling machines for gels, ointments, pastes in laminated, aluminum, or plastic tubes. Apart from this, we manufacture ointment mixing units as per the customer’s requirements.”
Hemani adds, “We offer our customers a wide range of machinery. As a manufacturer and supplier of a variety of machines and we aim to offer our customers a one-point contact for their all packaging machinery related needs.”
Modern manufacturing plant Jicon claims its modern manufacturing plant located near Mumbai is well equipped with the latest machinery and run by qualified and experienced professionals. Hemani further adds, “The in-house production and planning systems help us to deliver cost-effective machinery and equipment in a shorter time.”
“We specialize in delivering the whole set of machinery. The consistent quality of our machines has helped us to build trust and get continuous repeat business from our customers. Many of our vendors are still associated with us since development.”
A significant portion (70 to 80%) of the company’s business comes from exports. Hemani proudly says, “We supply not only to Indian customers but also export to several regions on almost all continents. Our customers are in Kenya, Iran, Nigeria, Philippines, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Bangladesh, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and in Latin America.”
Addressing the major challenges in the pharmaceutical industries, Hemani states, “The regulatory bodies all over the world are continuously updating their regulatory norms. These new regulations directly affect our machines as we have to keep on updating our machines regularly. Moreover, customers are becoming more demanding. Customers have started asking for more documentation that we generally don’t provide to them. Apart from the basic documentation, they ask for certification of non-contact parts, which is not always possible since not all non-contact parts are tested for materials, only the contact parts undergo testing.”
“We are continuously looking forward to growing qualitatively, not only in size. We want to expand our product portfolio to keep meeting our customers’ evolving needs to encourage them to rely on us and stick with us. Moreover, our focus is to expand our manufacturing range so that all our customers remain lifelong customers for us. Currently, we are in primary packaging, but we are keen to push our boundaries to secondary packaging and also to the processing side,” he concludes.