Global player in the supply of print consumables and services to the packaging industry, Flint Group, has launched a new business division that combines Flint Group Flexographic with Xeikon Prepress.
The new business division, named XSYS, aims to strengthen Flint Group’s total solution offering to the flexographic and letterpress industries with three subdivisions: plates, sleeves and prepress equipment.
The existing products and brands that will be incorporated into XSYS include nyloflex flexographic solvent and thermal plates and equipment, nyloprint letterpress plates & equipment, nylosolv, rotec sleeves and adapters, ThermoFlexX TfxX Imagers, ThermoFlexX Catena Plate Processing equipment, and surface screening solutions.
All the above brands will operate under the divisional brand XSYS.
Although the two groups have been working closely for some time in support of the flexographic and letterpress markets, Flint Group said this formal alignment will bring even more collaboration and innovation to the group and to its customers.
“With the integration of Xeikon Prepress with Flint Group Flexographic, we are now connecting the dots and are implementing an important step of our strategy to become a full solution provider for the flexographic prepress industry,” XSYS president Dagmar Schmidt said.
“In forming this new division, we bring together what belongs together: plates, processing equipment (solvent-and solvent free), imagers, sleeves and adapters. And with this move, we expand our expertise towards our customers.
“The name derives from ThermoFlexX, nyloflex, Xpress and other brands that feature the X, combined with Systems to form the name XSYS. We are confident that by joining them together, we will further strengthen that position.
“Our division is primarily focusing on the prepress part of the value chain complemented by sleeves, which gives us excellent access to the printing press room. We are organised in three subdivisions who will all work closely together: prepress, plates and sleeves.”
XSYS global commercial vice-president Friedrich von Rechteren said the move offers a complete portfolio.
“Understanding, flexibility and consistency are our core values and our promise to customers and partners. Our values are what set us apart from competitors as a proactive, future-oriented player in the flexographic industry,” he said.
“Our customers can count on us and on the quality of our products and services. At the same time, we are able to offer our customers flexibility and freedom in their decision-making – a key requirement in today’s world and even more so in the future.”