Comexi, global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, opens a new office in Moscow, Russia, to enhance the support provided to customers in this region and in all CIS countries. The formal announcement will be published during the group’s presence at Rosupack 2018 trade fair that will be held from June 26th until June 29th, where Comexi will be located in the Pavilion 3- Hall 14 -stand A531, and it will also present its new Business Director in this region, Alexander Rabassa, who will be assisting Comexi clients in Russia and CIS markets.
Alexander Rabassa will be working next to Ramon Xifra, Comexi Vice President, who has been leading the commercial management in this area for the last years. Alexander Rabassa, degree in Business Administration in Spain and International Business in Germany, has wide commercial experience in the Russian flexible packaging industry and other international companies. He also has been leading international business developments at Russian companies, being responsible for major international tenders and equipment purchasing, international exhibitions and extension to CIS.
“Russia and CIS markets are very dynamic with huge potential for further growth, therefore it is crucial to be physically present in these markets so we can offer better service to our clients and be ahead competition”, says Comexi new Business Director in this area. “By opening an office in this country, we will be closer to our customers and able to provide them with an even higher standard of service”, affirms Comexi Vice President, Ramon Xifra.
The new office in Russia will cover all CIS markets, Lithuania and Latvia, providing top sales assistance, immediate, faster and closer logistic support and spare parts service. “Establishing this new office and incrementing our presence in Russia is a significant step for Comexi, which will lead to further expansion in the region”, ensures Xifra. This new accomplishment has been made with the support of the Eurosale group, with great experience in the printing and converting sector.
Comexi has for many years counted on the support of its collaborators in the area with the companies Converplas, Tusson and the recent new agency in Lithuania and Latvia driven by Ronaldas Vaitekunas. Comexi will continue implementing its strategy across Russia and CIS countries, and from now on Eurosale Group will also become part of the Comexi team in Russia providing logistical support and spare parts assistance to Comexi customers in Russia.
“EuroSale has been in the field of spare parts delivery in Russia for over 8 years. Together, we offer the full range of door-to-door shipments, which feature delivery of spare parts to our customer’s warehouse with no need to worry about the paperwork because the delivery includes all the tax and custom clearance. There are regular freights every week, so speed is guaranteed, and what is best, deliveries marked ‘urgent’ will be at the customer’s door within 3-5 days. We also guarantee the parts as being Comexi originals since we will be stocking original Comexi spare parts in our Moscow warehouses“ adds Olga Malykhina, EuroSale LLC.
Comexi has service with immediate technical assistance with 24 hours-a-day service providing a wide range of maintenance programs, machine conditions analysis, audits, new remote support with augmented reality glasses and, also, spare parts service through Eurosale Group partnership. Thus, the group offers a more productive, close and more effective service in this region, optimizing its service’s network with maximum availability.
Comexi has had a growth of 15% in the last two years in the Russian Area. This increment can mainly be due to the fact that local converters have registered more orders and average prices for packaging increased which helped local producers to develop and invest in highly efficient and productive equipment to make a significant profit. This investment represents a very high percentage of customers who are committed to innovation, looking for the latest technologies in the flexible packaging industry and it is a clear example of Comexi’s rapid development in these regions.
Moreover, another main goal in this expansion is to give an impulse to trainings, in-house formations and technical seminars that the group, through its Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre, Comexi CTec, offers in this area. In the near future, the company will have a technological centre with high technological machines and where demos and training in flexible packaging processes such as printing, lamination or slitting will be offered.
Currently Comexi Ctec has more than 2200 m2 with machinery of the latest technology that has allowed the company to reach a large number of attendees to specialized training, more than 1500 students graduated in 66 editions of advanced training sessions and technical courses, conducted in different languages, of which 8 editions have been in Russian.
In the annual program Comexi Ctec includes two sessions in Russian, in which it has already done: advanced flexographic printing sessions, advanced lamination sessions, colour technical seminar, print defect solution course, and maintenance workshop, with the participation of 115 attendees from the area of Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus. In addition, the rigorous and growing demand of the sector has led to the realization of training adapted to the needs of the client, given in the company's facilities or in the same Comexi Ctec.
At the present time the company has more than 36,000 sqm. distributed over three production centres in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona, Spain), Brazil and Italy. Furthermore, its widespread sales network extends to more than 100 countries, providing an answer to all its client’s needs. “With this expansion, we strengthen our team and improve its responsiveness, offering a faster and closer response to the customer”, affirms Comexi Vice President.