Representing an €11million investment, Comexi has opened a new technology centre, CTec, has been opened in Girona for industrial demonstrations, R&D, and custom designed solutions.

The company has inaugurated the new CTec Girona within the parameters of sustainability and energy consumption, which have made Comexi distinguishable for a long period of time.

The new Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center, CTec Girona, is integrated into the company’s production centre. It has a multipurpose space of 2,500 square meters for not only innovation and development of R&D projects, but also for training, consulting, demonstrations, and an industrial laboratory.

CTec Girona will have nine machines for the flexible packaging sector. In collaboration with leading sector companies, such as Esko, DuPont and Asahi, for offset plate engraving, the facility will have a pioneering pre-press area. Globally, the new centre will be a benchmark, not only due to its vastness and versatility, but as a result of reflecting corporate sustainability and the industry 4.0 project, which is a primary objective of Comexi.

This inauguration concludes the first phase of development. Within the next two years, CTec Girona will be complemented with new extensions, thus making it a global packaging sector reference point, at a functional level and for research and development.

In June of 2010, Comexi CTec began activities in Girona with an advanced flexo course for customers in the Middle East. The technology centre was established with the same objective as that of present day: to impart knowledge to Comexi clients. From inception, Comexi CTec provided a variety of technology advice, as well as personalized training. Furthermore, the centre has incorporated customer support for industrial tests, R&D, and innovation.

The new technology centre features the advanced tools regarding the digitisation 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. Consequently, this allows them to build and develop smarter factories. Comexi Cloud, the most comprehensive online platform on the market to visualise, compile, analyse, and store data, has reinvented the manner in which printers and converters manage processes.

The CTec Girona team not only manage the execution of various services offered, but develop these new spaces as well.

‘Our CTec in Girona is the natural response to longtime latent needs of the market, as well as an example of the importance of innovation in our sector. As a result of the renovated technology centres, we offer our clients the best customized solutions for their businesses, thus responding to the trust they have in us’, stressed Manel Xifra, the president of Comexi.

The company already has a technology centre facility in Montenegro (Brazil), and in 2022, a new CTec will be unveiled in Miami (USA).