IVORY COAST • Reflective of the growing packaging sector in emerging markets, through this acquisition, Socipack has reinforced its position in Ivory Coast and throughout the continent as one of the fastest growing companies in the flexible packaging and food packaging sector. Beyond the new F2 MB flexo press, the acquistion includes a top-of-the-range laminator Comexi Dual and S2 DT slitter, all of which have now been installed in the company’s headquarters located in Abidjan.
This new acquisition represents Socipack’s second Comexi’s press, second laminator and also it’s second slitter. Only last April, the company acquired a similar equipment combination, but increasing demand led to another expansion.
Additionally, technicians from the company’s staff were trained by Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre’s (Comexi CTec) experts in order to further their efficiency and productivity.
“This deal has enhanced our productivity and we are grateful to Comexi for their high technical level, service and quick delivery,” said Socipack’s managing director, Mr. Abdallah Hassan.
According to Comexi, the F2 MB press has been designed to print medium runs in the flexible packaging field for the retail and wholesale channel. Additionally, the Dual laminator covers a variety of applications in flexible packaging and can work with solvent and water based adhesives, lacquers, solventless adhesives and cold seals. Comexi designed the all-purpose S2 DT slitter for use in the flexible packaging market at a high production rate thanks to its double turret exit.
Socipack, also known as the Societé Ivoirienne de Packaging, is a growing company located in the capital of Ivory Coast that is mainly focused on providing packaging solutions. With 35 experts and more than 200 employees, it develops a wide range of flexible packaging solutions from stretch films, shrink films, labels, complex films to packaging for pharmacy, food and other industrial fields. It also produces Flexo UV printing for labelling and sleeve labelling for different support such as glasses, PE and PET.