Swifts Offsets

Swifts, a pioneering manufacturer in the offset printing industry, was founded by Shri Appasaheb Marathe, in 1955. With over 15,000 installations and five decades of expertise, Swifts is an influential player in the short and medium sized printing industry.

Today, Swifts provides innovative and technologically sound solutions for the printing and packaging industry. We believe in delivering products efficiently without compromising on quality.

Swifts began its growth story in 1955, led by one of the most inspiring business leaders of contemporary times, Shri Appasaheb Marathe. A humble refugee from Karachi, he went on to steer Swifts in its early years. His perseverance, diligence and sound insight helped establish Swifts as a brand associated with quality and reliability.

After Appasaheb, his son Shri Sureshbhau Marathe carried the mantle forward. Under his stewardship, Swifts spread its wings across the Indian Subcontinent. He established Swifts as India's premier offset printing manufacturer, his efforts being appreciated by the President of India's Award for Import Substitution.

Today, Swifts is led by a team which is inspired by its rich history, present trends, and a promise for the future. With its reach widening across the globe, Swifts aims to be a global brand in the printing and packaging industry. Swifts aspires to ensure customer delight by providing value for money solutions.

With its firm resolve of providing continuous improvements in existing products and maintaining a potent frequency in the launch of new innovative ideas, Swifts commits itself to achieving excellence, in order ensure the satisfaction of its esteemed customers.

Manufacturing Facilities

  • CNC machining centre
  • CNC turning centre
  • CNC turning centre
  • Gear hobbing
  • Surface grinding
  • Conventional lathes
  • Milling m/c with DRO
  • Radial drill
  • Conventional drill
  • Semi automatic band saw

Quality Control Facilities

  • Two co-ordinate measurement system
    Height : 900 mm least count : 0.0002 mm
  • Vernier Calipers 0-1000 with least count 0.02 mm
  • Micro meters 0-300 mm


Swifts, in its long history of over 60 years, has witnessed several milestones in its journey.

  • With the advent of digital printing, Swifts launched its revolutionary Variable Data Printing machines range. These machines offer excellent solutions for numbering and barcoding jobs.

  • Swifts launched the versatile Advent CBO, aimed at enabling our customers to print carry bags with quality.

  • After a spell of over 34 years, Swifts re-opened its ancillary division and became an OEM supplier for Goss International, USA.

  • Swifts launched its path-breaking offset machine, the Swifts Advent.

  • Swifts entered into an alliance with Rotaprint UK, a leading brand in the United Kingdom. The same year saw us obtain the ISO-9001-2008 certification.

  • Swifts allied with the leading American printing brand of the time, AM Multigraphics USA. This alliance proved fruitful and initiated the joint production of the acclaimed Multilith 1250 machines in India.

  • Swifts set up a world class manufacturing unit at Nashik, 180 kms from Mumbai, in North- west Maharashtra.

  • The launch of the Swifts 150 was considered so pioneering that in 1979, the Government of India honoured the company by awarding Swifts the prestigious President's Import Substitution Award.

  • Swifts manufactured its first offset printing machine, the Swifts 150, with an aim of providing an alternative to traditional letterpress for the Indian printing industry.

  • Swifts shifted to its independent premises at Marathe Udyog Bhavan at Prabhadevi, the foundation stone of our journey. Swifts was an OEM supplier for Premier Automobiles Limited, TELCO. Hence our proficiency in delivering quality engineering products, since the very beginning.