Miraclon invests in global Flexo HUB

Plans to open a third Flexo HUB in Minnesota, USA

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Miraclon continues global Flexo HUB investment with new facility in Minnesota, USA. Photo Miraclon

Miraclon, home of Kodak Flexcel Solutions, has recently announced its plans to open a third Flexo HUB as it continues to invest in the development and growth of the flexographic industry. Based in Oakdale, Minnesota, the new Flexo HUB will allow customers, partners, and industry stakeholders based in North and South America local access to Kodak Flexcel NX Technology demonstrations, training, and networking events.

“With our hubs positioned across the globe – one representing the Asia region in Shanghai, China, and the other co-located in Europe with Miraclon’s corporate headquarters in Brussels, Belgium – Miraclon is well positioned to collaborate with customers, partners, and stakeholders in the flexo industry from a truly global, yet local perspective”, says Grant Blewett, Miraclon chief commercial officer.

Miraclon appointed Charles Schoen as Flexo HUB Manager, Americas to oversee the HUB construction and with responsibility for all Flexo HUB technology demonstrations and training activities. He brings over 30 years of flexo platemaking and managerial experience to the role.

The Miraclon Flexo HUB, Americas, will officially open later this year.

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