Flint Group has launched XSYS, a new division, the result of combining Flint Group Flexographic with Xeikon Prepress to strengthen its flexographic and letterpress industries offering with three subdivisions: plates, sleeves, and pre-press equipment.
Although the two groups have been working together for some time, supporting the flexographic and letterpress markets, this formal alignment is expected to bring more collaboration and innovation to the group and its customers.
‘With the integration of Xeikon Prepress with Flint Group Flexographic, we are now connecting the dots and are implementing an important step of our strategy to become a full solution provider for the flexographic prepress industry,’ said Dagmar Schmidt, president of XSYS. ‘In forming this new division, we bring together what belongs together: plates, processing Equipment (solvent-and solvent-free), imagers, sleeves, and adapters. And with this move, we expand our expertise towards our customers. The name derives from ThermoFlexX, nyloflex, Xpress, and other brands that feature the X, combined with Systems to form the name XSYS.’
Friedrich von Rechteren, global commercial vice president of XSYS, added: ‘With a complete portfolio and a distinctive name, we want to inspire not only our customers but also our colleagues. Understanding, flexibility, and consistency are our core values and our promise to customers and partners. Our values are what set us apart from competitors as a proactive, future-oriented player in the flexographic industry. Our customers can count on us and on the quality of our products and services. At the same time, we are able to offer our customers flexibility and freedom in their decision-making – a key requirement in today’s world and even more so in the future.’
With the tagline ‘Be Brilliant’, the new division will work with its customers to honor its claim of ‘Print Solid. Stay Flexible’.
‘Be Brilliant, reflects our belief that the world needs brilliance. Brilliant ideas and developments to meet the challenges of the future. Brilliant people who have the courage and will to do the right thing. Our story started with a brilliant idea, and brilliant ideas are what keep us going,’ commented Schmidt.
The existing products and brands that will be incorporated into XSYS include nyloflex flexographic solvent and thermal plates and equipment, nyloprint letterpress plates and equipment, nylosolv, rotec sleeves and adapters, ThermoFlexX TfxX imagers, ThermoFlexX Catena plate processing equipment, and surface screening technologies.
‘We are confident that by joining them together, we will further strengthen that position,’ added Schmidt. ‘Our division is primarily focusing on the prepress part of the value chain complemented by sleeves, which gives us excellent access to the printing press room. We are organized in three subdivisions which will all work closely together: prepress, plates and sleeves.’