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  • 30 Apr 2020

GPN expands in Indonesia and Argentina

Indonesian Flexo Plate Digital and Argentinian Fotograbados Longo join Global Premedia Network (GPN)

The Global Premedia Network (GPN) has added two new strategic partners: Indonesian PT. Flexo Plate Digital and Argentinian Fotograbados Longo to further expand its international brand stewardship.

At this point, the GPN consists of eight independent and strategically connected companies aiming to establish mutually beneficial collaboration in order to provide packaging premedia services to their FMCG clients worldwide.

‘We are excited to join such a great group of forward-thinking companies. There is already a fantastic level of synergy between us and some of the GPN members and we are hoping to expand our collaboration with the rest of the network,’ stated Sebastian Longo, president and managing director of Argentinian based Fotograbados.

The company located near Buenos Aires and is a premium premedia provider for the packaging industry. Like other GPN partners, it offers a full range of products and services from the package concept to the point of sale. Fotograbados Longo is also an active member of many industry associations, including the American Flexographic Technical Association and Idealliance.

‘As relationships between our companies has developed, we’ve realized that, despite the geographic distance between us, we all share the same values, ethics, and business practices,’ said Laura Wright, CEO of CSW.

‘Over the past 80 years, Fotograbados Longo has gained an impressive reputation in the flexo industry, not only as a technical innovator, but also as a vendor who goes above and beyond to meet the needs and expectations of their clients,’ added Kai Lankinen, chairman of Marvaco.

Also joining the GPN is PT. Flexo Plate Digital from Jakarta. It is the largest premedia provider in Indonesia and over the years commitment to delivering high quality services and a strong technical foundation in packaging. The company has been helping local converters and international brand owners to navigate difficult packaging development cycles in the Asian market.

‘By joining forces with the GPN, we can now access an expanded universe of resources and perspectives created by our partners from all over the world. In return, we share our unique knowledge of the Asian market,’ stated Eric Oh, owner and CEO of PT. Flexo Plate Digital. ‘The benefit of working together in such a globally-aligned network is absolutely phenomenal on so many different levels.’

‘We are excited to expand our offering by partnering with PT. Flexo Plate Digital in the Oceania, Southeast Asia region,’ stated Peter Alison, marketing and innovation director of Brandpack, Australian based premedia company. ‘By collaborating with all of our global partners, we are now able to deliver an unprecedented level of services to FMCG clients on six continents.’

Premedia providers, American CSW and European Marvaco launched the Global Premedia Network (GPN) in September of 2019 to offer brand owners an alternative option for managing and procuring high quality and consistent packaging premedia services and tooling for multiple print categories around the world. Since then, the network has expanded its global reach by partnering with innovative prepress leaders from Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, and Asia.

‘We live in a remarkable age of global interdependence. The world is becoming more interconnected and the reality of FMCG worldwide procurement requires the collaboration of packaging vendors on an unprecedented level. Access to comprehensive premedia services is no longer limited by geographic location or the size of one single premedia company,’ commented Marek Skrzynski, GPN coordinator and CSW’s technical director.

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