n75: BRILLOWORLD INSTALLS A COMEXI PROSLIT EIKON SLITTER
Brilloworld, a leading supplier of plastic films in Southern Europe for more than 15 years, has installed a COMEXI GROUP PROSLIT EIKON slitter-rewinder in their plant in Sant Quirze del Vallès (Barcelona).
Brilloworld provides the Graphic Arts, Flexible Packaging and Labels/Over wrapping sectors with the widest range of films in the market while offering excellent customer service. Its main markets are Spain, Portugal, France and North Africa.
In terms of both turnover and profits, Brilloworld has been on the rise ever since its beginnings. In 2001 it had a turnover of more than 5 million euros, and for the first time in 2007 it brought in more than 10 million euros. In the beginning, Brilloworld was focused almost entirely on selling 12 and 15 micron polypropylene for the Graphic Arts sector in Spain. However, since then it has managed to expand to 4 different regions of the world in three business areas, thus broadening its original range with products such as thermoforming BOPP, transparent and metalized PET (silver/gold), COEX, polyamide, aluminum, PVDC and all types of specialties. All the while it has worked side by side with leading suppliers worldwide.
In 2010, the group’s turnover surpassed 17 million euros thus offering employment to more than 20 specialized professionals. Brilloworld has recently merged its distribution and agency business into one and incorporated its different sales teams.
In terms of added value customer services, slitting operations have evolved according to the needs of the different markets. For example, in the beginning of 2000, slitting made up only 5% of total sales. Today slitting has increased to encompass more than 25% of Brilloworld’s turnover. With a current total of 4 slitters including its latest incorporation in 2011 of the COMEXI GROUP PROSLIT EIKON, Brilloworld is on its way to becoming a leading company in its sector.
According to Jordi Florensa Alegre, manager of Brilloworld, “the PROSLIT EIKON slitter represents a commitment to greater added value in service and logistics for our customers thanks to its features and high productivity. With the production capacities and the slitting and rewinding quality boasted by the PROSLIT EIKON, we can offer better finishes on the final product and improved delivery times, thus giving us much more flexibility overall.”
“It has definitely been a step forward in improving productivity, quality and flexibility. We could see this from the very first day,” sums up Jordi Alegre Florensa.
The PROSLIT EIKON is a slitter-rewinder which has been installed in more than 70 plants worldwide, mainly in converting companies, to increase productivity and improve slitting and rewinding quality. The PROSLIT EIKON has proven to reach a productivity of more than 320,000 linear meters in 24 hours, and in its 800m/min. version it can even reach up to 400,000 meters for specific jobs. All the while it maintains an excellent slitting and rewinding quality. Furthermore, this machine boasts an excellent flexibility in materials it can work with as well as job types. It can incorporate additional online equipment such as: microperforation, macroperforation, bending, inspection, etc.
Jordi Gorchs, Product Manager of Proslit in Comexi Group and head of installation, asserts that “It is precisely companies like Brilloworld that confirm the flexibility of jobs the PROSLIT EIKON can perform even in customers outside the converting process, strictly speaking”.
Proslit, a trademark specialized in slitting and rewinding, is part of Comexi Group, a leading Spanish company with worldwide presence and more than 400 employees. It has been dedicated to manufacturing capital goods (machinery) for the flexible packaging industry (mainly plastic and derivatives) since 1954. Aside from Proslit, Comexi Group is made up of five other trademarks: Comexi Flexo, specialized in flexo printing; Comexi Acom, specialized in rotogravure printing; Comexi Offset, specialized in offset printing; Comexi Nexus, specialized in laminating materials and Comexi Enviroxi, specialized in offering the industry logistics and environmental management solutions.
n73: OPEN HOUSE in Comexi Group
Comexi Group will open its facilities again to its customers from over the world to present the latest in flexographic and gravure presses, laminating and slitting machines. The event will take place at our headquarters, in Riudellots de la Selva, on the 17th of November and it is expected an attendance of more than one hundred customers.
The event will be focused on the presentation of the new COMEXI FLEXO F2, a flexographic press based on the FLEXOEfficiency concept aimed at improving the efficiency of medium and long runs with significant breakthroughs. Additionally, Comexi will have the support of DuPont which will offer the most advanced technology of DuPont Cyrel ® FAST Round photopolymer.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to check the last on gravure of COMEXI Acom, technology recently acquired by Comexi Group.
The event will be also featuring with the latest in slitting and rewinding with the s-turret from COMEXI Proslit and it will be showing the latest innovation in drying systems with a demonstration of the Optima triplex laminator from COMEXI Nexus.
n72: Comexi Group will focus on FLEXO F2 in Equiplast Barcelona
Comexi Group, a leading machinery supplier for the flexible packaging industry, will be present again in the Equiplast exhibition, to be held in Barcelona from the 14th to the 18th of November. The event, celebrated at the same time with Expoquímia and Eurosurfas, is one of the most important for the Spanish and the international plastic and rubber industry and it keep being a main platform for the Spanish industry.
Comexi Group will be focusing on the COMEXI FLEXO F2, a new development aimed at improving the efficiency of medium and long runs with significant breakthroughs. The FLEXO F2 is the final outcome of an on-going innovation process to adapt our products to the current and future market needs. Comexi will also offer news on gravure, as well as laminating, slitting machines and environmental products.
Comexi Group and Coemter, specialized in machinery and equipment manufacturing related to the production of plastic bags, will be collaborating in this exhibition in a joint area for our customers in the booth B275 and B277, located in the palace 4 Gran Via in Barcelona.
n71: Jaume Martinez appointed as Comexi’s CEO
Riudellots de la Selva, Spain - September 14 2011 - Comexi Group, a world leader in flexible packaging technology, has taken a step toward professionalization and stronger growth by appointing Mr Jaume Martinez as their new CEO.
Mr. Martínez who had been acting Managing Director since January 2010, has been appointed by the Xifra family's group of companies as part of an ambitious new strategic plan to consolidate its position as a leading global supplier of equipment to the flexible packaging industry.
Mr. Martínez, an engineer with postgraduate business school qualifications in EADA and IESE, has extensive experience in the capital goods sector where he assumed senior positions in various companies and organizations.
“The executive management tasks have now been designated to the CEO in order to promote the strategic plan that focuses primarily on expanding the range of products to existing customers and taking a leading role in the change towards more sustainable manufacturing,” says Mr. Martínez.
The new CEO thanked to the Family and the Board for the confidence that it has been deposited with him saying "this significant step would not have been possible without the effort and professionalism of our management team, who have managed to succeed in these difficult times.”
After a difficult year for the Group in 2009, due to the economic downturn, in 2011 they expect to be at the same sales level as before the economic crises by recovering previous orders and sourcing new sales on the international markets.
The new appointment has lead to a significant organizational change with Manel Xifra, who had previously occupied the positions of both Chairman of the Board and CEO, continuing on as Chairman.
Since their foundation in 1954 Comexi has been managed by members of the Xifra’s family and this is the first time that a non-family professional takes over as CEO. Mr. Xifra, states that “the professionalization of management along with the differentiation of the roles of Chairman and CEO are key steps to ensuring improved decision making and long-term stability as the company continues to grow."
Comexi Group has a workforce of 450 workers and two industrial plants- one Spain and the other in Brazil - and recently took over the gravure technology and business activity of the Italian company Acom.