Low print and
cost of the office equipment
Need to streamline
print and fax productivity
Reduced the cost
of printing by 70%
quality & corporate image
space by 50%
machines are like the backbone of
our company. It has helped
us manage our huge print & fax
load and reduced our cost of printing
SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited
a Non-Banking Financial Institution (NBFI), SREI
began its journey in 1989 from Kolkata and gradually
established a pan-India presence with a network
of 36 offices. The company has also ventured overseas
and has set up 3 overseas offices in Germany,
Russia and U.K.
the Reserve Bank of India, SREI is listed on the
prominent stock exchanges of the country namely
Bombay Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange
and Calcutta Stock Exchange. Recently, on 21st
April 2005, SREI got listed on the London Stock
Exchange and has become the first NBFI from India
to achieve this milestone.
its expertise in financing of infrastructure equipments:
construction, mining, oil & gas, power and
others; infrastructure projects and also its in-depth
knowledge in sectors like roads, power and ports,
SREI has established its identity by being on
the forefront of innovations and by delivering
customized solutions to its customers.
SREI has three
principal lines of business in financing - Infrastructure
Equipment Finance, Infrastructure Projects Finance
and Renewable Energy Product Finance.
focused and comprehensive services to a large
number of customers, which are either individuals
or corporations. This business involves a lot
of documentation. Everyday, approximately 10,000
documents such as leasing agreements, banking
invoices & contracts are printed. In addition,
SREI also have a daily load of 500 incoming &
outgoing faxes to be sent across to 150 destinations,
both in India and overseas. To handle this high
volume of document production and faxes, they
had numerous stand-alone faxes & printers.
Their Kolkatta main office alone housed 39 inkjet
printers with different print speeds!
There are several
challenges with regard to these equipments:
- Printing a big file is never easy, SREI’s
staff would find the stand-alone inkjet printer
taking too long to print and may resort to
find a higher speed printer from another department
to get the job done. All these leads to an
unproductive and frustrating environment to
- Stand-alone inkjet printers are slow, these
leads to a long print queue. As these desktop
printers are not designed to withstand high
print load, paper jams and ink smudges surfaces.
This result in time fixing the paper jams
as well as sending the same job for re-print,
which jacks up paper and printing cost substantially!
- To view documents in its originality and
color, faxes cannot be used, thus SREI often
courier such documents to various destinations,
both in India and overseas. This increased
communication cost as well as time for the
information to reach the other party
several solutions, which has helped to reduce
cost and also streamline the document workflow
processes in SREI.
Efficient Centralized Faxing and Printing Solution
With introduction of image Runner (iR) 3570, iR4570,
iR5570 and iR5000i, standalone machines were replaced
with single multifunctional device, which performed
the task of copying, printing, scanning and faxing
simultaneously. This strategy reduced the cost
of purchasing multiple faxes, printers and cartridges.
Furthermore, SREI was rewarded with laser sharp
print quality and vast improvement in productivity
due to reduced time taken to clear jams and replace
cartridges as the iR’s cartridges have high
iRs congregate in a centralized print room with
a dedicated person who distribute printed document
and faxes efficiently as he now hardly have to
deal with paper jam and change of ink cartridges.
“Previously we had different kind of devices
at different floors. But with the Canon imageRunners,
we have a centralized solution which has tremendously
reduced the cost of printing through optimum utilization
of toner,” said Shantanu Chakraborty, IT
Manager of SREI.
speed of faxing using the iRs, the 500 incoming
& outgoing fax traffic is totally under control,
the once long fax queue is now unseen. “Canon
machines are the backbone of our company. It has
helped us manage our huge print & fax load
and reduced our cost of printing by 70%.”
said Mr. Sunil Kanoria, MD of SREI.
As staffs replaced a large part of the documents
they courier with scan-to-email technology, courier
cost plummeted and speed of communication soars!
Furthermore, double sided instead of single sided
printing reduced document filing space and paper
cost by 50%.
Canon uses environment friendly material such
as chromium–free wires, which do not produce
any bad emissions. SREI’s policy of supporting
only ecofriendly green energy systems; solar photovoltaic
and solar gadgets aligns well with Canon’s
environment friendly approach.
Canon iR’s high yielding
toner cartridge system reduced printing cost
Powerful digital multifunctional
devices vastly improved print and fax productivity
Duplex printing reduced
paper consumption and storage space by 50%
Improved print quality
which leads to improved corporate image