Inauguration of new Technology Center – a new European R&D benchmark for flexible packaging

10.11.2021 Comexi, a global benchmark company of and specialist in the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, has inaugurated its Technology Center in Girona, Spain, (CTec Girona).

Located in Girona, Comexi CTec will offer maximum simplicity through training, industrial demonstrations, R&D, and custom designed solutions.
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Located in Girona, Comexi CTec will offer maximum simplicity through training, industrial demonstrations, R&D, and custom designed solutions.

As a result of this inauguration, the company strives to provide better services, thus clearly demonstrating its commitment to worldwide proximity, innovation, and sustainability. The company, with a presence in more than 100 countries, not only has its own production plants in Girona and Brazil, but also has commercial offices in the United States and Russia.

Sustainability and energy efficiency

Comexi has inaugurated the new CTec Girona with the aim of setting highest standards in terms of sustainability and energy consumption, which are intended to make Comexi stand out for a long period of time.

The new Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center, CTec Girona, is integrated into the company's production centre. It has a multipurpose space of 2500m2 for not only innovation and development of R&D projects, but also for training, consulting, demonstrations, and an industrial laboratory. CTec Girona will have nine state-of-the-art machines for the flexible packaging sector. In collaboration with leading sector companies such as ESKO, DuPont and Asahi for offset plate engraving, the facility will have a pioneering prepress area. Globally, the new centre will be a benchmark, not only due to its vastness and versatility, but as a result of reflecting corporate sustainability and Industry 4.0, which is a primary objective of Comexi.

This inauguration concludes the first phase of development. Within the next two years, CTec Girona will be complemented with new extensions, thus making it a global packaging sector reference point, at a functional level and for research and development.

Successful since June 2010

In June of 2010, Comexi CTec began activities in Girona with an advanced flexo course for customers in the Middle East. The technology centre was established with the same objective as today: to impart knowledge to Comexi clients. From its inception, Comexi CTec provided a variety of technology know-how, as well as personalised training. Furthermore, the centre has incorporated customer support for industrial tests, R&D, and innovation.

The new Comexi Technology Center features the most advanced tools regarding the digitisation 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 is claimed to be the most comprehensive online platform on the market to visualise, compile, analyse, and store data, and has reinvented the manner in which printers and converters manage processes. The CTec Girona team not only manages the execution of the various services being offered, but develops these new spaces as well.

“Our CTec in Girona is the natural response to long-term latent needs of the market, as well as an example of the importance of innovation in our sector. As a result of the renovated technology centres, we offer our clients the best customised solutions for their businesses, thus responding to the trust they have in us,” stresses Manel Xifra, the president of Comexi.