3rd Flexofit Kenya Seminar: Chespa to produce in East Africa

After the great success and the high demand following the 2015 and the 2016 events, we held our third Flexofit Kenya Seminar in Nairobi on 11th May 2017 as well as the second Flexofit Tanzania Seminar on the 8th May in Dar Es Salaam.

Both seminars sported a comprehensive range of presentations from international suppliers. The broad audience of local industry staff, represented by top management at both locations followed the presentations with keen interest. Special topics and discussions included prepress, plate making, printing devices and facilities, as well as techniques and waterbased solutions.

Investments in Kenya

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Marek Siekiera, CEO Chespa

Marek Siekiera, CEO of Poland based Chespa Group, announced at the Flexofit Kenya Seminar, that his company is going to invest in production facilities locally in Nairobi.

He explained, that after attending several Flexofit seminars, his knowledge of the East African market requirements has led him to invest in Kenya. He continued to explain that the African market in general is an environment with a lot of potential growth and possibilities in the near future, especially in the printing and packaging field.

Hans-Peter Hormann, General Manager of Flexofit, comments:

The Flexofit Kenya Seminar was one of our best seminars so far. The contacts we establish here by and with local businesses and international industry experts are already coming to fruition. I believe that our seminars really have an impact on several levels and produce mutual advantages on all sides.”

Participants at the Flexofit Kenya Seminar in Nairobi
Participants at the Flexofit Kenya Seminar in Nairobi

Fredric K. Muriungi, Director at Sanjac Packaging Ltd. in Nairobi highlights:

The Kenyan market is growing fast. We are seeing more new businesses every day and with them the demand for packaging and printing grows as well. Investing here seems like a smart move for international companies.

Upcoming

Attend the next Flexofit Africa Seminar in Dakar, Senegal on 20th June 2017 to learn more about the West African printing developments. Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius, South Africa and Namibia Seminars are also upcoming in 2017.

The Flexofit Kenya Seminar was also featured on Flexoglobal and in Polish on Opakowanie.

Flexofit Kenya Seminar in Nairobi

2nd Flexofit Kenya Seminar in Nairobi: World leading companies meet most important African tradeshops and printers

In October we held our second international Flexofit Seminar in Nairobi, Kenya. Last year the first ever Flexofit Africa Seminar also took place here, in the Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi. This year over 40 attendees from the region, including representatives from Africa’s most important tradeshops Polyflex, Flexoworld, Kul Graphics and Amar Graphics met with European industry experts from world leading printing industry companies.

A presentation by Hilde van Eetvelde, Software Application Specialist and Johan Bastiaen, Sales Manager Africa, both from Esko, Belgium introduced the latest products and the offering of Esko to the Kenyan market. Next up Alfred Porr, Sales Manager from Renzmann, presented the latest inventions in distillation and cleaning units for Flexo from his company.

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During the course of the seminar discussions about education and lifelong learning developed with a special focus on the institutional settings and possibilities in Kenya and Africa in general. As a result of the discussion a 3-day seminar on prepress, plate making and printing to further educate industry professionals was planned for 2017.

Products, samples and further information on devices and machines from Windmöller & Hölscher and Tesa were shown in the table top exhibition presented by the distributors from the region that surrounded the seminar. The networking around the event was mutually perceived as very valuable.

The feedback on the seminar from the attendees was very positive. Frederic Muriungi, Sanjac Packaing Ltd., Kenya commented: “Thanks to Flexofit for taking the time to come and showcase their expertise, we learnt a lot. We would love to have some trainings locally. The seminar was informative and educative, I am looking forward to the next seminar!”

This seminar was also reported on by FlexoGlobal, Flexpack, Printindustrynews.com and Global Print Monitor.

 

Flexofit-Seminar in Nairobi, Kenya

Our first Flexofit seminar in Nairobi, Kenya on the 8th October 2015 was a great success. We welcomed representatives of well-known European Flexo suppliers at the Ole Sereni hotel, where they gave presentations to the Kenyan audience. It was great to meet all our friends and customers from Kenya as well as new faces and share with them the benefits of our new business and the news of flexoprinting.

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1510 Flexofit Presentation of Flexo Nairobi Kenya

More seminars are planned in the coming months. Watch this space for news about Flexofit workshops in Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria.