Comexi has begun the last construction phase of its renewed technology centers (CTec) in Girona and Miami. The company has invested one million EUR in the remodeling of the two centers, with the goal of offering better services for its customers.
The company will begin operating its two new CTec facilities, designed within the parameters of sustainability and energy consumption, in the last quarter of 2021.
The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Center, the Comexi CTec facility in Girona, is integrated into the company's production center. It has a multipurpose space of 2,500sqm for not only innovation and the development of R&D projects, but also for training, consulting, demonstrations, and industrial laboratory as well.
Once renovations are completed, the center will have nine machines, a space for offset plate engraving, and a prepress area, in collaboration with leading sector companies such as Esko, DuPont, and Asahi. According to Comexi, Girona CTec will be a benchmark space at an international level, not only due to its space and versatility, but as a result of it being a reflection of the corporate sustainability and industry 4.0 project, which has been stablished as a primary objective of the company.
The Comexi North America CTec, located in Miami, Florida, will begin its activity with the installation of a laminator and slitter before the end of 2021. Next year, a CI flexo press machine will be installed in the facility. The North America CTec represents a step forward the company's expansion in the region and the proximity and development of agile customized technology for North American clients. The 1,000sqm technology center will become a multipurpose space for training, research, and industrial demonstration.
The manufacturer’s presence in the US will be reinforced with brand new offices and a warehouse for spare parts, and logistics investment of over a million USD.
Albert López, the global manager of the technology center, said: ‘Both of our CTec facilities in Girona and Miami are the natural response to longtime latent needs in the market, as well as an example of the importance of innovation in our sector. As a result of the renovated technology centers, we offer our clients around the world the best customized solutions for their businesses, thus responding to the trust they place in us.’
In June 2010, Comexi CTec began its activities in Girona with an advanced flexo course for customers in the Middle East. The technology center was established to impart knowledge to Comexi clients. From inception, Comexi CTec provided advice for a variety of technologies, as well as face-to-face, personalized training online and at the facilities of clients. It has incorporated customer support at the level of industrial tests, R+D and innovation support.
The new technology center will display the advanced tools regarding the digitization 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. Comexi Cloud, the comprehensive online platform, helps converters to visualize, compile, analyze, and store data.
The Girona and Miami CTec facilities have a combined staff of 18 members, who not only manage the execution of the services offered at the technology center, but develop these new spaces as well.