Three’s a party! Third Flexofit South Africa Seminar in Durban

After our successful seminars in Johannesburg in 2017 and Cape town in 2016 we held our third Flexofit South Africa Seminar on October 24th in Durban. The regional expert audience met at the Indian ocean to enjoy a multifaceted program on the latest technological developments in the printing industry.

Diverse Program

Esko’s Flexo Specialist Marc de Mey and Johan Bastiaen, Sales Manager MEA started the day-long seminar by introducing their latest „Esko Crystal Technology” to the South African market.
Renzmann’s Area sales director Europe, Asia, Africa, the engineer Alfred Porr showcased their cleaning and recovery systems. He subsequently announced Renzmann’s cooperation with south African distributor Sabre Equipment.Cooperators: Floors Coetzee, Sabre Equipment SA and Alfred Porr, Renzmann Germany
Later in the day Steve Thobela from Printing SA, Roman Jaroszewski from Mitsui Chemicals, Karabo Kekana from Chemfit and Stuart Baylis from Polyflex covered topics such as Packaging and Artwork. Steve Gordon from Kemtek presented the Flint Group and their printing plates technology to the sympathetic audience. The specialist advice from the international speakers was received with great interest.Participants at the Flexofit South Africa Seminar in Durban
The table top exposition and the networking around the seminar was perceived to be fruitful and generating mutual benefits.
Floors Coetzee, Sabre Equipment South Africa, distributor of Renzmann, Germany stated:

„It was a pleasure to attend this informative and educative seminar. It was a great opportunity to learn and network at the same time. I am definitely looking forward to the next one!”

The last Flexofit Seminar in 2018 will take place in Casablanca, Morocco on December 5th. For 2019 seminars are planned for both Asia and Africa.

Print Week MEA, ME Printer, Flexo & Gravure Global, Packaging Newsletter and Flexoglobal also reported on the Flexofit Durban Seminar online. Also see the upcoming print issues of Flexo and Gravure Global, the Gapp Magazine and Packaging and Print Media.

Hattrick: Flexofit Seminars in Port Louis, Johannesburg and Windhoek

With three Flexofit Seminars in Port Louis, Mauritius on 20th, Johannesburg, South Africa on 24th and in Windhoek, Namibia on 27th October Flexofit answered to an ever rising demand to professional education in the printing industry in Africa. The local expert audience in all three countries delightfully attended the seminars with industry speakers from international companies like Chespa, DuPont, Esko, tesa, Renzmann and Windmoeller & Hoelscher among others.

Mauritius: a small market with great potential

The 2nd Flexofit Mauritius Seminar after last years was well received as the interest in Flexofit seminars is increasing. Representatives from Chespa, DuPont, DuPont South Africa, Polyflex South Africa, Toyo, Windmoeller & Hoelscher gave their presentations to the islands printing industry experts. Especially solvent and water based inks were discussed in addition to the peculiar challenges in this rather small market, where short runs in printing material are a challenge for cost efficiency and meeting market demands.

South Africa: Increasing demand in
professional education for a growing market

In South Africa last year the first Flexofit Seminar took place in Cape Town. This year a variety of customers from the Johannesburg region met with European industry experts from world leading printing industry companies again.
Esko started the seminar in Johannesburg with the presentation of Johan Bastiaen, Sales Director Africa on „Flexo simplified“. Followed by Chespa from Poland with CEO Marek Siekiera presenting the latest „Innovations in Flexo Printing“. DuPont, world leading company for photopolymer plates, continued with „Why the Cyrel* Printing plate is so important to the success of Flexo“– Gary Weyman, Sales Manager Africa gave the answer. Glen Robbins from tesa, a well-known company in adhesives, gave an interesting overview of „tesas Print and Web Processing soft print and splicing assortment“. Last presentation from Heike Beenen, Global Marketing Manager at Renzmann from Germany was „Cleaning and solvent distillation in flexo printing companies“, which is also an environmental issue.
For 2018 a Flexofit seminar is planned for Durban as requested both from the international speakers as well as by many customers.

Namibia: Emerging market with exciting opportunities

The Southwest African country Namibia had a premiere with their first Flexofit Seminar ever. Also in Windhoek presentations from Chespa, DuPont, tesa and Renzmann were very much appreciated by all professional participants. The Namibian market has been growing in the last years and the international speakers wanted to get a firsthand impression of this emerging market.

„The seminar was truly an insightful event. For the sleepy packaging industry of Namibia, it was indeed a great inspiration to take advantage of opportunities that Namibia could capitalise on in terms of regional packaging. Often enough around here, there is very limited knowledge and awareness about the emerging Packaging Technologies“

comments Paul Endjala, MD of Kaptau Packaging in Oshakati.

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At all seminars Product Samples and further information about devices were shown at table top exhibitions. The networking at the event was mutually perceived as very valuable.

For 2018 Flexofit Seminars are planned to take place in Africa and Asia, watch this website – more information coming soon!

The Flexofit Mauritius, South Africa and Namibia seminars were also featured in The Gapp , Flexpack, Nigeriapackaging and Flexoglobal.