Comexi has started to develop its new technology center (CTec) at the company’s US headquarters in Miami, Florida, which will offer training in flexo, lamination, slitting, maintenance, color management, prepress, as well as industrial testing.
With new customer sales and service offices already completed, the 15,000 sqft CTec facility, with a large, centralized parts inventory, is scheduled for completion in November 2020. It will be equipped with a fully operational SL2 solventless laminator, an S2 DT slitter, and an F2 MP hybrid flexographic press.
Comexi customers will be able to attend expert training sessions in flexo, laminating, slitting, equipment maintenance, color management, and prepress processes. The center will also allow customers to test and trial materials using on-site machinery.
‘The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Center, Comexi CTec, is fully integrated with our facilities in Riudellots de la Selva. At present, we believe it is time to move forward with the creation of our third technological center, in order to offer our training services, advice, and technical process support to the printing and converting sectors of the flexible packaging industry,’ said Albert López, head of the Comexi CTec. ‘Owing to CTec USA, Comexi will be able to provide a more effective response to the needs of our American customers.’
Olof Buelens, Comexi VP and director of North American operations added: ‘The new headquarters and CTec in Miami is a significant investment by Comexi to offer our customers in the Americas better and more extensive services in terms of training, quality, processes, R&D systems, and online ordering. Establishing an expanded parts inventory here also helps guarantee better and faster distribution of spare parts to customers in the US and Canada.’
The first technical training, a three-day course on color management, will be conducted at the end of 2020 offering practical and theoretical sessions on measurement-based process control, extended color gamut implementation, color management, and quality control practices. Training on high-value printing, lamination, and improving slitting production will be offered the second quarter of 2021.
Miami is the company’s third technology center location worldwide.