Comexi Technological Center records increase in value-added services
The year 2018 was particularly positive for the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Center, Comexi CTec, as it experienced an increase in specialised high value added services performed in its facility in Girona, Spain. In 2018, CTec, a specialist in advice and technical services for the printing and converting of flexible packaging, carried out 262 demonstrations and industrial tests, 63 training measures (of which 31 were performed at CTec), and 31 service advisories and trainings.
"The sector increasingly demands that our demonstrations at CTec are more personalised and complex. We began using this line last year and will continue to offer it in 2019: demonstrations in which personalisation and added value prevail, continue to be preferred,” explains Albert López, head of the Technological Center. As for industrial tests, an upward trend has been maintained with respect to previous years and has been consolidated as a highly valued service by the manufacturers of inks, clichés and adhesives.
Customised training in clients' facilities increased last year, reaching a total of 32 sessions, in which teams averaging between 6 and 10 people were trained. In CTec, 31 training measures were performed, which included advanced machine training and internal training. The technical and advanced sessions had a participation of 134 people during 2018. It should be noted that customers were very satisfied with these trainings, qualifying them with an excellent score in their ratings (5.3 out of 6 points).
Since Comexi CTec began training in 2010, the number of students that have passed through the company's facilities, both internal and external, has continued to grow, reaching 1713 at the end of last year. In 2018, there were a total of 337 students, 21 more than 2017 and 130 more than 2016.
"Different clients have shown interest in receiving prepress knowledge. For this reason, we are working on the development of a programme that responds to these needs, and our intention is to begin this year,” says Glòria Deulofeu, responsible for training at the Technological Center.
Training courses given by Comexi CTec in 2019 include a lamination course (offered in German, Spanish and English), a slitting and rewinding training programme that will include machine operating contents, flexographic printing courses, print defect solutions and standardisation (offered in Spanish, English and Russian), maintenance training (offered in Spanish and English), advanced sessions in flexographic printing (offered in Spanish, English and Russian), as well as new editions of the technical colour management seminar (offered in Spanish and English).