A strategic acquisition by Reproflex3 will see the global flexographic solution supplier increase its manufacturing capacity and knowhow in corrugate.

It has invested in ANF Ltd, a County Durham, UK-based producer of flexo printing plates for the packaging industry, which works with printers, FMCG brands and pharmaceutical companies in the UK and Europe.

‘ANF is a respected player in the UK pharma and corrugated packaging industries, whose expertise is unquestioned with excellent people, processes and products,’ said Andrew Hewitson, Reproflex3 Group CEO. ‘By adding ANF’s capabilities and prepress plate technologies to our portfolio of businesses, we can provide customers with an even higher level of service and expertise as we combine the assets and strengths of both businesses.’

Paul Stoddart, managing director at ANF, paid tribute to Reproflex3 as an ‘innovative and ambitious company’, with a proven track record built over a quarter of a century. He added, ‘Our talented team will now have access to their state-of-the-art technologies, as well as benefiting from Reproflex3’s vast knowledge and digital workflow management systems.’