Manel Xifra Boada (1928-2005)

was a charismatic businessman, who knew how to motivate and thrill his business partners, and to build a real sense of belonging to a community, the community of the flexible packaging. He also knew the importance of working jointly to increase the sector’s technological level. As part of his legacy, we are left with this collective spirit of collaboration and knowledge exchange for the good of the sector which he knew how to transfer to the professionals who knew him. This is the reason why the CTec bears his name.


A life that we summarize in three big legacies

Comexi-AH-rgba-01The Company

The Innovation and Training Centre

The stimulus for the profession

An indelible imprint in the world of Industrial Engineering


Manel Xifra i Boada founds Comexi. In a very short time, Comexi grew from a small workshop that provided services to the paper industry to a big company.

Then, it began a long history of leadership in flexible packaging with two well defined characteristics:
Internationalisation. The market is the world. Technology. Innovation is a requirement.

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A constant and safe way of working that has led Comexi to a €100m turnover in 2010

Today Comexi is a consolidated group

It moves from being a machinery supplier to be a technological partner of our clients.
For this reason, the Comexi CTec (Manel Xifra i Boada Technology Center) was founded

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To offer consultancy

To offer training

To strengthen innovation

Three ideas that always had the spirit of Manel Xifra i Boada, great defender of the sharing knowledge

Prestigious Awards

Prize to Technology given by the Industry Department of the Catalan government

First Prize of Medium-sized companies (PIMEC) 1999

Francesc Macià medal for Professional Merits given by the Catalan government (1999)

Award to the Internationalisation of the Catalan Economy (1998)

Award to the Entrepreneur in the category of Internationalisation, given by Ernst and Young, La Caixa and Cinco Días

Award to the export in 1989, 1994 and 2004 given by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping

Awards to the Internationalisation of the Catalan Economy 2003, given by the Catalan Government

EMAS European Award in 2015 in eco-innovation, in the large company category, for the Comexi CI8 offset printer, given by the European Commission.


Comexi Group created the Manel Xifra & Boada Awards to recognize engineering as a diffused, consolidated and distinct profession. They are established in 3 categories: Best Professional Career, Transmission of Scientific and Technical Knowledge, and the Best Final University Project acknowledgment given by the Polytechnic Superior School of the UdG.

At the first edition, Manel Xifra was awarded posthumously