Promoted by Basant Kabra and Anirudh Joshi, Control Print India (CPIL) was incorporated on 14 Jan.'91. It manufactures non-contact type coding and marking machines based on drop-on-demand inkjet printing technology and contact-type versatile electro-pneumatic imprinting machines, in technical collaboration with Avery Dennison, US, a Fortune-500 company. CPIL has a manufacturing and and assembling facility for coding and marking machines at Andheri, Bombay, and has also set up a laboratory-cum-demonstration unit at Marol, Andheri. Its coding and marking machines are used in printing variable information like date of manufacture, batch number, maximum retail price, expiry date, etc, on packaged goods varying from consumer goods industries such as food, dairy and soft drinks to industrial products like cables, pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, etc. The company came out with an issue of equity shares at a premium of Rs 20 in Feb.'95 to part-finance its expansion-cum-diversification programme to assemble and manufacture additional coding and marking equipment and measuring and process control equipment, as also to set up additional sales and service centres. The company had entered into a joint venture with Markem Corporation, USA, to manufacture and market its products in India. Markem Corporation is a renowed coding and marking company having worlwide operations and is undisputed world leader in Hot Ink Roll Technology for coding equipments.