• Present at the inauguration, held on Saturday 11th May, were Mayor of Girona, Carles Puigdemont, and Mayor of Riudellots de la Selva, Montserrat Roura.
• The event was held within the framework of the Girona ‘Temps de Flors’ festival, when the city is decorated with flowers.
Girona (Spain), 14th May 2013.- On Saturday 11th May, the specialist in machinery for the flexible packaging converting industry, Comexi Group, inaugurated its new façade: a 635m2 vertical garden. Mayor of Girona, Carles Puigdemont, and Mayor of Riudellots de la Selva, Montserrat Roura, accompanied Comexi Group’s chairman, Manel Xifra, when the ribbon at the opening ceremony was cut.
The façade’s inauguration was arranged so that it would coincide with Girona’s ‘Temps de Flors’ (Flower Time) festival. Mayor of Girona, Carles Puigdemont, described how pleased he was to be in Riudellots inaugurating the two events: “They are two success stories that were put into practice at around the same time. Both of them are a privilege and source of pride for Girona,” he declared. This opinion was shared by the Mayor of Riudellots de la Selva, who expressed her satisfaction at the company’s growth.
Company chairman, Manel Xifra, expressed his contentment with the new façade, an example of the innovative, sustainable path that the company has been following for several years now: “It is a symbol of our bid to transform the flexible packaging industry, in a move toward improved sustainability.”
The building’s former façade was transformed into a vertical garden in order to exemplify the company’s bid for sustainability and environmental care: two ideologies that underlie its current expansion philosophy and field of research. In this respect, the company is striving to increase the efficiency of its machinery, both technically and mechanically, so that both Comexi Group and its clients can reduce their carbon footprint.
At the same time, it is also researching the development of printing and laminating machines that do not use pollutant solvents like UV inks. The Comexi OFFSET CI8 already operates with EB inks that avoid UV inks’ strong negative impact.
Comexi Group is also ISO 14000 certified in acknowledgement of the efforts it has made to find a balance between maintaining its profit levels and reducing the company’s environmental impact.
The event finished with a get-together for staff and their families, the main protagonists of these changes.