Flint Group Packaging Inks, a leading provider of print consumables and equipment for the global packaging industry, has confirmed that its new Russian production site is on track for completion despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Developed to support Flint Group Packaging Inks’ customers, the new facility, located south west of Moscow in the Kaluga region, further strengthens the company’s leading supply position in the strategically essential Russian packaging market. Importantly, the investment brings the company closer to its customer base by facilitating greater localisation of manufacturing, technical and commercial services and is perfectly positioned to service both local and international package printers.
The 7100 m2 state-of-the-art facility, which will employ more than 70 people, will be the regional production base for the company’s Russian and CIS Packaging Inks businesses, producing best in class water and solvent-based ink and coating products. Incorporating laboratory testing and quality control facilities, alongside technical and customer service functions, the new site offers customers supply flexibility and enhanced lead times delivering the fast responses required in today’s highly competitive Russian package printing market.
Andrei Popov, Commercial Director Packaging Inks Russia & CIS at Flint Group Packaging Inks said, “Clearly this is a challenging time for all businesses, and we continue to be firmly focused on employee health and safety at Flint Group Packaging Inks. However, despite the challenges, we’re delighted that our new facility – a game changing investment for our customers – is firmly on track with completion estimated for early 2022.
“Combining technical and service expertise, in addition to a larger, state-of-the-art, manufacturing footprint, customers will reap the benefits of this significant capital investment, regardless of their location. Even when considering such a vast geographical expanse, by leveraging the expertise of Flint Group’s Procurement teams and sustainable supplier model, orders for standard products can be fulfilled within competitive lead times.
”At Flint Group Packaging Inks, being trusted and reliable is a core pillar of our value proposition. This significant investment ensures we have both the skills and resources in the region to ensure we exceed our commitments.”
Supplying across the paper, board and flexible packaging sectors, the new facility replaces the existing Flint Group Packaging Inks’ site in Moscow; this key investment brings Flint Group closer to both local and international customers in the packaging arena.