Flexofit GmbH answered to an ever rising demand to professional education in the Packaging and Printing industry has sucessfull organised Flexofit Seminars in three Africa Countries: Port Louis, Mauritius; Johannesburg, South Africa; Windhoek, Namibia on 20th, 24th and 27th October respectively. The local expert audience in all three countries delightfully attended the seminars with industry speakers from international companies like Chespa, DuPont, Esko, Tesa, Renzmann and Windmoeller & Hoelscher among others.
Mauritius: a Small Market with Great Potential
The 2nd Flexofit Mauritius Seminar after last years was well received as the interest in Flexofit seminars is increasing. Representatives from Chespa, DuPont, DuPont South Africa, Polyflex South Africa, Toyo, Windmoeller & Hoelscher gave their presentations to the islands printing industry experts. Especially solvent and water based inks were discussed in addition to the peculiar challenges in this rather small market, where short runs in printing material are a challenge for cost efficiency and meeting market demands.
South Africa: Increasing Demand in Professional Education for a Growing Market
In South Africa last year the first Flexofit Seminar took place in Cape Town. This year a variety of customers from the Johannesburg region met with European industry experts from world leading printing industry companies again.
Johan Bastiaen, Sales Director Africa, Esko started the seminar in Johannesburg with the presentation on “Flexo simplified”. Followed by Marek Siekiera, CEO, Chespa, Poland presenting latest “Innovations in Flexo Printing”. DuPont, world leading company for photopolymer plates, continued with “Why the Cyrel* Printing plate is so important to the success of Flexo”– Gary Weyman, Sales Manager Africa, Dupont gave the answer. Glen Robbins, Tesa gave an interesting overview of “Tesas Print and Web Processing soft print and splicing assortment”. Tesa is a well-known company in adhesives. Last presentation from Heike Beenen, Global Marketing Manager, Renzmann from Germany was “Cleaning and solvent distillation in flexo printing companies”, which is also an environmental issue. For 2018 a Flexofit seminar is planned for Durban as requested both from the international speakers as well as by many customers.
Namibia: Emerging Market With Exciting Opportunities
The Southwest African country Namibia had a premiere with their first Flexofit Seminar ever. Also in Windhoek presentations from Chespa, DuPont, tesa and Renzmann were very much appreciated by all professional participants. The Namibian market has been growing in the last years and the international speakers wanted to get a firsthand impression of this emerging market.
“The seminar was truly an insightful event. For the sleepy packaging industry of Namibia, it was indeed a great inspiration to take advantage of opportunities that Namibia could capitalise on in terms of regional packaging. Often enough around here, there is very limited knowledge and awareness about the emerging Packaging Technologies” comments Paul Endjala, Managing Director, Kaptau Packaging, Oshakati.
At all seminars Product Samples and further information about devices were displayed at table top exhibitions. The networking at the event was mutually perceived as very valuable.
Karla Grey and Hans-Peter Hormann founded the Flexofit GmbH in 2015 in Bad Vilbel in Germany. As consultants they are connecting European producers of print technology with industry experts in the African and Asian markets. Flexofit transfers profound knowledge of the Flexo technology in seminars and workshops according to the specific requirements of the countries and their markets.
2018 Flexofit Seminars are planned to take place in Africa and Asia. For further information please visit www.flexofit-print.com.