Beta customer successfully passed through the certification programme
Based in Bredbury, Stockport (UK), Contact Originators focus on packaging origination and graphics management. Working with modern technologies and relying on skills and experience, they are positioned as one of Europe’s most successful providers. As a matter of course, the company aims to progress and improve their working practices. For this reason, they decided to be the first beta customer to participate in Flint Group’s FlexoExpert certification programme.
After having passed through the final audit with excellent results, the company can now proudly call themselves FlexoExpert. Contact Originators are certified for the next two years, and their customers can rely on consistently high quality printing plates.
“For us, it has been particularly important to optimise our processes, which included fine-tuning our equipment and production parameters within a controlled documented measurement programme”, says Neil Jones. “Our staff members were highly motivated to take part and found several ways to make improvements“.
With the FlexoExpert programme, plate makers are provided with improved support for their daily business. In the course of this programme, production processes are optimised and customised training is provided by Flint Groups experts. The programme is completed with a certificate which confirms the company’s quality platemaking standards – clearly visible to all customers.
About Flint Group
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and printing equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications; Flint Group also designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing as well as platemaking equipment for the newspaper industry and computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market; With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2015 were € 2.2 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.