Comexi expands presence and increases sales in CIS and Russia markets
The Comexi Group from Girona, Spain, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, has registered a strong first half-year in the CIS and Russia markets following the positive trend of 2016, with solid performance in flexographic printing, offset printing, laminating and slitting lines.
Last year was Comexi’s record sales year in this area and the group expects to increase its turnovers in this area by 20% this year in comparison with 2015. Besides, Comexi also anticipates a very busy 2018 continuing to increase sales with the group’s entry into new regions like Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and others flexible packaging markets.
“During these past years, clients have purchased all types of top quality presses, laminators and slitters and currently we are noticing a great interest of the offset printing CI8 technology by some of the largest companies in the area”, affirms Comexi’s area manager in this region, Rashad Ismailov. Besides, Ismailov highlights that companies are interested in this innovative printing technology for its “rapid changeovers, great time-to-market, low costs and high quality printing.” On the other hand, this technology is positioned as a great solution between digital printing and flexographic printing for medium and short runs.
Since 2004 Comexi has installed more than 150 new machines in these territories, including more than 60 printing presses. Furthermore, at the RosUpack trade fair last June in Moscow, Comexi registered numerous visits from potential, current clients and closed one major trade agreement: the purchase of a Comexi F2 ML flexo press with 10 colours by Tom Ltd., an important Russian company which is part of KDV Group. This enterprise, mostly dedicated to snacks and food packaging, has acquired one of Comexi’s latest developments for its flexographic printing line.
Moreover, another of the key companies in this sector, Uniflex, has also acquired its third F4 press, a Comexi DUAL laminator with video inspection and a top-of-the-range Comexi S1 DT slitter with lasers and labellers; as well as top gamma technologies that are added to its existing Comexi FUTURA holographic laminator. Besides, Uniflex staff spent one week at Comexi Technological Centre, Comexi CTec, upgrading their knowledge in the lamination field.