GIRONA, Spain, Sept. 15, 2021 (Press Release) -Comexi, a company specializing in the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, where it is a global benchmark, has begun the last construction phase of its renewed technology centers (CTec) in Girona and Miami. The company has invested one million euros in the remodeling of the two centers, with the goal of offering better services for its customers. This renovation is a clear example of its commitment to worldwide proximity, innovation, and sustainability.
The company, which is present in more than 100 countries on five continents, not only has its own production plants in Girona and Brazil, but also has commercial offices in the United States and Russia. In the last quarter of 2021, Comexi will begin operating its two new CTec facilities, which are being designed within the parameters of sustainability and energy consumption, which have made Comexi distinguishable for a long period of time.
The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Center, the Comexi CTec facility in Girona, is integrated into the company's production center; it has a multipurpose space of 2,500 square meters for not only innovation and the development of R&D projects, but also for training, consulting, demonstrations, and industrial laboratory as well. Once renovations are completed, the center will have 9 state-of-the-art machines, a space for offset plate engraving, and a pioneering prepress area, in collaboration with leading sector companies, such as ESKO, DuPont, and Asahi. Girona CTec will be a benchmark space at an international level, not only due to its space and versatility, but as a result of it being a reflection of the corporate sustainability and industry 4.0 project, which has been stablished as a primary objective of the company.
Furthermore, before the end of 2021, the Comexi North America CTec, located in Miami, Florida, will begin its activity with the installation of a laminator and slitter. Next year, a CI flexo press machine will be installed in the facility. This center will have the same philosophy as that of Girona CTec. Comexi North America CTec represents a step forward not only regarding the company's North American expansion, but also to the proximity and development of agile customized solutions for North American clients. The 1,000 square meters technology center will become a distinctive multipurpose space for training, research, and industrial demonstration, making it the benchmark for flexible packaging in the North American market.
In addition to this great CTec facility, Comexi's presence in the United States will be reinforced with brand new offices and a warehouse for spare parts, and logistics investment of over a million US Dollars.
Albert López, the Global Manager of the technology center, says “both of our CTec facilities in Girona and Miami are the natural response to longtime latent needs in the market, as well as an example of the importance of innovation in our sector. As a result of the renovated technology centers, we offer our clients around the world the best customized solutions for their businesses, thus responding to the trust they place in us.”
In June of 2010, Comexi CTec began its activities in Girona with an advanced flexo course for customers in the Middle East. The technology center was established with the same objective as that of present day: to impart knowledge to Comexi clients. From inception, Comexi CTec provided advice for a variety of technologies, as well as face-to-face, personalized training online and at the facilities of clients. Furthermore, it has incorporated customer support at the level of industrial tests, R + D, and innovation support.
The new Comexi Technology Center will display the most advanced tools regarding the digitization of processes and job workflows for printing and converting. One of these tools is Comexi Cloud, a digital service platform which assists customers with the improvement of their factory performance through the analysis of real-time production data. Consequently, this allows them to build and develop smarter factories. Comexi Cloud, the most comprehensive online platform on the market to visualize, compile, analyze, and store data, has reinvented the manner in which printers and converters manage all types of processes.
The Girona and Miami CTec facilities have a combined staff of 18 members, who not only manage the execution of the various services offered at the technology center, but develop these new spaces as well.
Comexi, founded in 1954, has extensive experience in manufacturing equipment for the flexible packaging conversion industry. As a world leader, it operates five product lines, each specialized in a different conversion process: flexography printing, offset printing, laminating, slitting, and digital services. Furthermore, it has a Service and Technical Assistance Business Unit that offers service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The company has two production plants: one in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona, Spain) and another one in Montenegro, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). There are also two offices in Miami (USA) and Moscow (Russia). Moreover, Comexi is represented in more than 100 countries. This commercial network allows us to have proximity to our customers in order to optimally respond to their needs.
Comexi includes the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre, Comexi CTec, where the company provides support and shares its knowledge with various groups involved in the flexible printing industry process.