Neomachine Mfg Co: A leader in automatic coating technology

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Anup Maitra

Kolkata-based Neomachine Mfg Co was started in 1973 with an objective of manufacturing all types of pharmaceutical machinery.

For a decade, the company catered to the requirements of the Indian pharma companies in injectable, liquid, tablet, capsule and ointment sections machinery.

‘While catering to this market segment, Neomachine happened to come across a Kolkata-based pharma producer, who were envisaging problems in film coating of tablets. Until then, the tablets were being coated in conventional pans, which were not only causing health hazards to the coating personnel, but was also a time-consuming process. Inspired by this opportunity, Neomachine started the process of developing an automatic coating machine in the right earnest. After, two years of research and development, the first ‘Neocota, Automatic Coating System’ was manufactured in 1984.

During the last three decades, Neomachine manufactured and marketed more than 550 machines, out of which 100 machines were exported to the different countries like the US, Australia, China, Jordan, Yemen, the UAE, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Brazil, Bangladesh, etc.

Neomachine, a professionally managed organisation now has two manufacturing units in Kolkata, which are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment like fabrication, machining, assembling, finishing and other related jobs. The company has been strictly following all the quality control guidelines during manufacturing. The bought-out items are inspected at the manufacturers’ works periodically. The company has a dedicated team of engineers for providing erection and commissioning and prompt after-sales service to the clients.

The in-house R&D facility is abreast of the latest technology upgradation and the latest developments in ‘coating technology.’ This helps in continuous improvement of the product.

Neomachine also provides DQ/IQ/OQ/PQ Qualifications for automatic coating system and are in the process of getting CE Certification.

Over the years, the company has gained vast experiences in manufacturing ‘Automatic Coating System’ by interacting with various Indian and multinational pharma and confectionery units based in India.

Products like Cadbury India’s fast-moving product ‘Gems’ and Parke Davis’ ‘Chicklets’ are coated in the systems manufactured by Neomachine. The company also impart aqueous and non-aqueous film coating and sugar coating technology to clients, who need the same expertise.

Neomachine also supplies Hepa Filter for filtration of incoming drying air and Mobile Bed Wet Scrubber for purification of exhaust air for the companies that need these items.

Neomachine, being a single-product company, manufactures various models of Neocota. The automatic Coating Machine, gained vast experience in coating technology since the last two decades. Neocota is designed to comply with current US FDA and other international legislation as well as anticipated trends. The improved and flexible design enables Neocota to perform in national and overseas environment without any system modification.