Comexi Technological Center Continues to Grow
The project implementation of a complete conversion plant is highlighted, as are the new training courses, which showed an increase in the number of attendees at both Comexi CTec and the facilities of customers
The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Center, Comexi CTec, maintains its line of growth, as is visible in the results of 2019, which showed a contracting increase of more than 15%, particularly in reference to all its service areas, including the project implementation of a full plant conversion and training courses. Noteworthy, is the exceptionally significant increase of attendees, in courses held at Comexi as well as those conducted at the facilities of customers.
Last year, CTec, a specialist in advice and technical services for the impression and conversion of the flexible packaging industry, exceeded, for the first time since its creation, over 200 participants in training courses at its Riudellots de la Selva (Girona) facility; the total number of participants was 208 for 2019. Furthermore, the Technological Center has seen participation in technical and advanced training courses increase, with the enrolment of 177 students, the highest number of participants since being offered in 2010.
“Since 2018, we have maintained, with high added value, the manner in which we conduct specialized training and demonstrations,” says Albert López, head of the Technological Center, who assuredly values the increase of clients who have trained at CTec as those who have participated in one of the personalized formations, which was more than 30. The number of companies relocated to Riudellots de la Selva, in order to participate in exclusive sessions also increased.
Serviflex, the advisory and training service that Comexi CTec performs at the facility of a client, increased in number by 16 during 2019, reaching 57 since the company began offering this service. In regard to industrial demonstrations and tests, during the second half of last year there was a considerable increase in those dedicated to Offset Technology; in 2019 there were 255.
The Turnkey Project: An Upward Trend
One of the principal novelties of 2019 was the turnkey project, through which constant advice is offered to the client from the beginning of the process, and culminates when both parties achieve the desired result. “At CTec we support customers from the moment they acquire the project to the final productivity phase, offering customers permanent training”, summarizes Albert López. The project begins with the definition and implementation of a new business model, continues with the definition of the action planning program, the monitoring of the business implementation phases, and culminates with the analysis and monitoring of results, in reference to production. The employees of the customer receive training both at the beginning and throughout the process.
New Training Courses and Online webinars in 2020
The primary innovations to Comexi CTec training courses for 2020 include a prepress course, offered in July, and an additional laser slitting operational course, offered in October; the language of both courses is Spanish. Furthermore, two formations, a technical colour seminar and an advanced lamination session, have been scheduled for October at the new Comexi Technological Center, located in Miami, USA.
There will also be advanced sessions in flexographic printing (language: Spanish and English), lamination (language: Spanish, English and Russian), as well as slitting (language: English), solution of printing defects and standardization (language: Spanish), fundamentals of flexographic printing (language: Spanish), practical maintenance course (language: Spanish and English) and a technical color seminar (language: Spanish, English and Russian).
Furthermore, Comexi CTec has scheduled various live online streaming webinars, which guarantee personalized group learning in real time. Process managers and professionals, who wish to learn and deepen their knowledge, are the target audience of these courses. The next formations are Lamination troubleshooting (April 22nd), Troubleshooting: Gosting efect and Back trapping (April 24th), and Colour Management (April 29th).