Is Nigeria fit for Flexo?

After the great success and the high demand after the 2016 event we held our second Flexofit Nigeria Seminar in Lagos on 31st March 2017.

Special guest Professor Pierre Pienaar, Vice President of the World Packaging Organization shared insights into packaging developments worldwide and in Nigeria with the audience. The seminar with presentations from major international suppliers like Esko and Chespa attracted a broad audience of local industry staff. A discussion on the most important issues of the Nigerian printing market concluded the Seminar. It was agreed, that even though the political situation in Nigeria may sometimes be challenging, there is a growing market for packaging. While at the same time the supply of resources and devices is not yet at its full potential.

Representatives from highly successful local printing houses like Shongai Packaging, Studio Press Nigeria, VeePee Group and many other distinguished guests were inspired by the presentations from the international companies.

Here is a video from Nigeria Packaging that gives you a good insight, on how well the seminar was perceived.

Karla Grey, Managing Director of Flexofit comments:

The Flexofit Nigeria Seminar was an excellent opportunity to meet with the local industry and it was highly appreciated by all participants. Thanks to Ahmed Omah and his staff, who supported the seminar in the run-up this Flexofit seminar was the place to be for printing and pre-press companies from Lagos and from all over Nigeria.

M. Paramesh, Head of flexible Packaging from Studio Press elaborates:

The Nigerian market has a lot of potential, but it is rather difficult to obtain raw materials due to money exchange policies. If international companies started production in Nigeria directly, the country and the industry would benefit immensely.

The event was also featured in Flexoglobal and in Flexpack Magazine.

If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming Flexofit Africa Seminars, please see here all events for 2017 or contact us directly via email.

Pre Drupa Flexofit Seminar in Lagos, Nigeria

The Flexofit GmbH successfully held their first Flexofit Seminar in Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of April. Presentations on the latest developments in Flexo printing from international industry experts from world leading printing industry companies delighted the expert audience: top managers from companies like SPN, VeePee Group and Coca-Cola (Nigerian Bottling Company) amongst other representatives of the Nigerian Packaging industry.

The General Secretary of the IOPN (Institute of Packaging Nigeria) Ahmed Omah, also a member of the APO (African Packaging Organisation) gave an insightful talk on the African market situation.

This was followed by a special discussion forum around the obstacles in the packaging industry in Nigeria led by Jacob Bejer (Heidelberg Nigeria), Marek Siekiera (Chespa), Ahmed Kassem (CocaCola) and others.

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Group picture with all participants in the Flexofit Seminar in Lagos, Nigeria

As a special guest Jacek Kusmierczyk, Chancellor of the Gutenberg society and owner of Grafikus and other Polish printing houses, held a presentation about the special challenges regarding education and training of employees in Africa.

Hans-Peter Hormann, General Manager, Flexofit, comments

The seminar was a chance for us to present our offer to the Nigerian industry. We received a very warm welcome and the atmosphere in the seminar was exciting and vibrant – especially the forum around the development of the packaging industry in Nigeria got high engagements and delivered huge values for our participants. We also saw a lot of networking around the presentations which achieved fruitful interaction. We are looking forward to our upcoming Flexofit Seminars in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Mauritius and expect a similar successful outcome for all parties involved.

This was also published by Flexo and Gravure Global and Flexpack.info.