Girona, July 17, 2020.- Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, and Socipack, a leading company in the Ivory Coast’ flexible packaging field, have extended their strategic partnership with the acquisition by the African company of a Comexi S2 DS, which will be installed at the company’s headquarters located in Abidjan. The relationship between the two companies dates back to 2016 when Socipack purchased its first Comexi machines. Today, they have two Comexi presses, three Comexi laminators, and two Comexi slitters. The new Comexi S2 DS will be the company’s third slitter and the eighth Comexi machine.
Socipack, Société Ivorienne de Packaging, is a company specializing in flexible packaging, labelling, sleeves, multilayer extrusion, and stretch film. They export finished products to the African market, and also import incoming raw materials for the manufacturing of plastic labels and packaging. As a result of the company’s Comexi machine purchases, Socipack has become one of the fastest growing companies in the African flexible packaging and food packaging sectors.
Comexi’s Area Manager of this region, Miquel Gironès, is very satisfied with the business relationship between the two companies because Socipack had confidence in Comexi to enter the flexible packaging sector. “They have depended on us from the beginning. With the help of Comexi, they have become one of the most important companies in this sector.” Gironès also adds that through its general partnership with Comexi, Socipack “has been advised by us regarding the purchase of the necessary machinery.”
Through Comexi’s technologies, Socipack has increased its productivity and capabilities, producing a wider range of products and applications, thus strengthening its position as a leading company in the African flexible packaging market.
Comexi is represented in the Ivory Coast by BLG International, which is based in Marseille as well as Abidjan. BLG’s sales manager, Aleix Mas, says “Socipack is the key player in the region, a young and dynamic company capable of providing films, packaging, and labels with the highest quality standards”. The Comexi S2 DS slitter is a compact and fully electric machine with an ergonomic design. It permits adjustments and manoeuvres the slitting after the material has proceeded. The NIP system, which separates tensions, enables the machine to use various tensions while rewinding and unwinding. Quality and quantity are not incompatible with the Comexi S2 DS, due to the high productivity which is achieved by acceleration ratios. All of this is accomplished through reaching top speed at a quick rate. Operation with this slitter is straightforward and intuitive, due to tools such as the PC Touch-Panel, which is used to set the pace of the machine, and store production data. The Comexi S2 DS is the best seller among slitters and is a versatile machine that slits most materials used in the flexible packaging market. It is a compact machine which does not compromise quality, due to its fast acceleration ramps, and distinguishes itself by its high productivity and effectiveness. The Comexi S2 DS is completely electric, thereby avoiding reductions, which occur from oil losses that damage the end product.
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. Additionally, 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 near the town of Montenegro, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Besides, has two local offices in Miami (USA) and Moscow (Russia). Moreover it has representation in more than 100 countries. This commercial network allows us to be close to our customers in order to give an optimal response to their needs.
Comexi includes the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre, Comexi CTec, where the company provides support and transfers its knowledge to the various groups involved in the flexible printing industry process.
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