Macsa ID will take its laser equipment to Southeast Asia together with Forbes, the largest Indian industrial group.


Macsa ID signed 50% joint venture with Forbes, part of the Indian conglomerate Shaporji Pallonji, owned by Mistry Pallonji, the majority shareholder of Tata and one of the most important entrepreneurs and philanthropists in the world economy.

This agreement will allow our company to produce and market their coding and marking laser equipment in India and SAARC countries (India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). Forbes has already successfully marketed Macsa ID equipment in the Asian market to multinationals such as Colgate, but the possibility of producing lasers locally will give them a clear competitive advantage as it becomes the only company in the country with capacity to produce laser equipment of such a high technological level.

Founded in 1767, Forbes & Company Limited is one of the oldest companies in the world still in operation. It is currently part of the Indian conglomerate Shaporji Pallonji owned by Mistry Pallonji, the majority shareholder of Tata and one of the most important entrepreneurs and philanthropists in the world economy. The Shaporji Pallonji group, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in India, had a turnover of more than 16,000 million dollars in 2018 and grows at an annual rate of 22%.

As for Forbes, it sought to reach an agreement with a company that could provide the necessary technology to develop laser equipment to mark and code products in the Indian market and its area of influence. In view of the great acceptance in Southeast Asia of our lasers and being aware of our world leadership in technology, they decided to sign the joint venture with us. After the agreement, both companies will go on to produce and market laser equipment to mark and code products for productive industries such as food, beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), automobile, electronics or textile throughout the SAARC market.

Laser marking directly on vegetable skin



Fruit and vegetable traceability is indispensable to properly track and verify every step of the distribution of produce and identify their origin if necessary. Laser marking directly on vegetable skins is increasingly common among producers, as it leads to savings in primary packaging and represents a sustainable coding system by not using consumables or materials that alter the environment’s sustainability. The origin of the ‘natural mark’ concept (direct marking on the product) has arisen due to the interest in returning to the sale of products in bulk or by units. In addition, this technique allows the effect of an innovative packaging to be achieved that can be unique for each product.

Marking on special polymers – Beverage


The bottle lid industry represents a financial volume of approximately 1,500 million euros in Europe, due to the fact that nearly 250,000 million lids are manufactured annually. It is a very varied market because it includes a wide range of types of bottle lids as far as colours and shapes are concerned.

The lid colour will have a direct impact on the marking to be done because a laser will be required which can ensure high contrast and quality marking on all of the lid’s surface, even when marking on the inside of the lid.

With the Macsa id D-5005 UV laser we get a legible, high contrast marking on different coloured lids and above all, this can be carried out at the high speeds which are essential for this industry. The UV laser is a DPSS laser system with an ideal wavelength to obtain a perfect contrast when marking special and thermoformed polymers that do not usually have a good reaction with conventional laser equipment and/or require chemical additives whose use is not allowed in all of the food and beverage industry.

D-5005 UV 
Lens: 100 x 100
Industry: Beverage
Application type: Coding
Product: Bottle Lid
Material: Plastic
Marking type: Dynamic
Line speed: 162m/min

Marking in rubber tube for automotive use


In the automotive market we can find an infinity of materials that need to be marked and coded in order to ensure perfect traceability during their manufacturing processes. For environmental reasons, the rubber currently used in the automotive industry is synthetic and consists of a material which is elastic, insulating, waterproof and versatile.

Coding and marking on windscreen wiper cap (POM).


Markings and codes containing information such as serial or batch numbers among other data, need to be made on the plastic components used in the automotive industry. These markings must be carried out obtaining maximum contrast. These automotive parts will undergo temperature oscillations and will be in direct contact with dirt and grease, so the permanence of the marking must be one hundred percent guaranteed.