SR Embalagens boosts productivity with new Comexi F3 flexographic press

Third Comexi flexo press acquired by the Brazilian company

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Comexi and SR Embalagens reinforce their strong partnership with installation of a Comexi F3 flexographic press. The machine has been installed at the SR Embalagens factory in Barretos, São Paulo. Photo – Comexi

Comexi, the global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, and SR Embalagens, one of the leading Brazilian companies in the flexible packaging industry, have strengthened their relationship after the installation of a Comexi F3 flexographic press at the SR Embalagens factory in Barretos, São Paulo.As a result of this agreement, SR Embalagens has seen an increase in productivity.

According to the press release, reasons for the purchase of the eight color Comexi F3 flexographic press by the Brazilian company include a reduction in delivery time, remarkable time-to-market, robustness, and reliability. Furthermore, this machine claims to offers additional capabilities and better printing quality and is highly competitive concerning production costs. The Comexi F3 includes state-of-the-art electronic systems for high-quality printing on different substrates, from plastic films to paper or laminated structures.

SR Embalagens was in search of a machine, which ensured that its customers received the top-level quality. “There has been a resumption of the Brazilian economy, making it very important for us to be prepared and offer our customers the best solutions. For this reason, we rely on Comexi,” affirms SR Embalagens’ chief executive officer Sergio Cameiro. Consequently, Comexi has been in permanent contact with SR Embalagens operators, conducting preventive maintenance on its existing inventory of machines.

Founded in 1979, Barretos headquartered SR Embalagens manufactures flexible plastic packaging, serving the most diverse commercial and industrial segments. It was one of the first industries to settle in Barretos and is currently one of the largest companies in the country. Currently, SR Embalagens focuses on the recycling process and extrusion of plain films to new units.

Customer care service and assistance are some of the major contributing factors to Comexi being a leading company in the Brazilian market. Comexi offers 24/7 technical assistance, training workshops, maintenance programs, consultancy, and spare part cleaning, to assist clients with optimizing the productivity and quality of their equipment.

“This installation reinforces the strategic and strong partnership that SR Embalagens and Comexi have maintained for many years,” says André Perez, the Comexi sales manager in Brazil. The new Comexi F3 flexographic press has been incorporated into the Barretos production plant, consequently enhancing and broadening SR Embalagens. This is the third Comexi flexo press acquired by the Brazilian company.

Comexi’s managing director, Marc Boadas, highlights that in 2019, the group surpassed its press sales number in Brazil. “It has been an excellent year with a significant increase in business and market share. Our general sales grew by approximately 35%,” he stresses.

Comexi to launch three new printing presses

As outlined by the Comexi headquarters, the group has achieved historical results through the support and usage of high standards – it has more than 80% of the Brazilian printing press market share. Figures for 2020 indicate that Comexi Brazil expects to exceed its 2019 growth, aiming for an additional 60% increase. Moreover, within the next two years, the company intends to launch three new printing presses and create a service and spare parts hub, to offer proximity service to its South American clients.

Comexi, with more than 60 years of experience in the sector offers a high level of specialized and localized technical service, as well as technological innovation. Flexographic printing is the company’s core business, which has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flexographic presses with a central drum for short, medium, and long runs. Furthermore, Comexi presses have adapted to the most demanding requirements of the market.

Comexi, founded in 1954, has extensive experience in manufacturing equipment for the flexible packaging conversion industry. It operates five product lines, each specialized in a different conversion process – flexography printing, offset printing, laminating, slitting, and digital services. The company has two production plants – one in Riudellots de la Selva, Girona, Spain, and another near Montenegro, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. There are also two offices in Miami, USA, and Moscow, Russia. Moreover, Comexi is represented in more than 100 countries, including India.

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