Comexi expands its position in Africa
Comexi, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, is expanding its presence in Africa. The group has installed a new Comexi F2 MB at Natpak's facilities in Zimbabwe, a clear example of the overall growth strategy that the group is developing.
“Comexi, as innovative and leading provider of engineering solutions for the global flexible packaging market has achieved a significant growth over the last three years, mainly due to the success of flexo, gravure and offset printing technologies and the market growth in Nord America, Middle east, Africa and Asia”, affirms Comexi’s CEO, Jeroen van der Meer. “Since 2015 we are strengthening our position in the African market, which has a tremendous potential. Our vision is to become Africa’s preferred supplier”, ensures Comexi’s Area Manager of Africa, Miquel Gironès. Specifically, the African continent is one of the fastest-growing markets for flexible packaging industry and demand is increasing continuously. “We are achieving great results with sales in countries like Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Ghana and Mauritius”, highlights Gironès.
Since its foundation in 1954, Comexi has had a large presence in the northern part of the African continent with 90% market share in the flexo sector in countries like Algeria. These past years, the group has registered positive results with important sales of different flexographic presses such as Comexi F2 MB and Comexi F2 MC, gravure presses, laminators like Comexi SL2 and S2 DS and S2 DT slitters. “Now we are in a clear phase of expansion and we will continue to grow. We have many projects on the table”, emphasizes Comexi’s Area Manager of Africa.
Natpak acquires a Comexi F2 MB
Specifically one of the latest projects closed has been the purchase of a Comexi F2 MB flexo press by Natpak enterprise, an innovative top company located in Harare, (Zimbabwe) which produces variety of products for different flexible packaging sectors, mostly food packaging.
Founded in September 1981, Natpak expanded to Harare in 1994 and has grown from being a woven polypropylene manufacturer to encompass other packaging materials such as LDPE. The relation between the two enterprises dates back to 2014 when the African company acquired a Comexi FW flexographic press. Three years later, the enterprise has reinforced its confidence in Comexi by purchasing a F2 MB – the evolution of the FW press – to boosts its productivity.