The Global Premedia Network (GPN)
is proud to announce South African Polyflex (Pty) Ltd and Brazilian Clicheria
Blumenau Ltd, as the two new members joining its international ranks. The GPN,
which already consists of several independent and strategically connected
companies, aims to establish mutually beneficial collaboration between all
partners in order to provide superior packaging premedia services for
their FMCG clients worldwide.
“It is a true pleasure to
announce that such technically advanced and experienced partners are joining
our alliance,” stated CSW’s CEO, Laura
Wright. “Our combined experiences and resources allow the GPN to deliver
an unprecedented level of service to our current and future customers,” she
“We are choosing partners who are
not just leaders within their geographic areas but also share our deep
commitment to ensure that our mutual clients have access to the most efficient,
cost-effective and comprehensive solutions, regardless of where in the world
they are producing their
packaging,” said Kai Lankinen, MARVACO’s Chairman.
Brett Pollock, Polyflex Managing
“We are honored and excited to be a partner in this global initiative. Our
multiple manufacturing locations across the African continent and long-standing
position as an innovative leader will help GPN’s clients to extend their reach
into this world's fastest-growing economies. This is also a great opportunity
for all of us to share our knowledge and leverage the synergies of our
“International brands need more
attention to their packaging development due to the complexities of multiple
cultures, languages, legal systems and packaging regulations,” noted Marek Skrzynski, CSW’s Technical Director. “As a global
network of well-aligned partners, we have a unique vantage point from which to
identify and provide the most advanced, end-to-end solutions to our clients,
bridging the communication gap and successfully transcending technical,
geographic and cultural boundaries.”
“In addition to state-of-the-art
technology, we also possess the unique knowledge of who-is-who in the South
American packaging market and how to position international FMCGs to be
successful here. We can help brand owners to meet the challenges associated
with preserving their brand consistency, reduce the development cycle and the
associated time to market,” said Volnei
Antonio Alves de Oliveira, the CEO of the Clicheria Blumenau Ltd.
“After all, who else could deliver such passion and professionalism to meet the packaging challenges of international brands, if not a globally coordinated, technically-aligned and locally rooted network of dedicated premedia providers,” echoed Kai Lankinen.
ABOUT GPN – GLOBAL PREMEDIA NETWORK
American premedia provider, CSW, Inc., and North European premedia provider, Marvaco Ltd., launched the Global Premedia Network (GPN) in September 2019 to offer brand owners a new option for managing and procuring high quality and consistent packaging premedia services and tooling for multiple print categories around the world. The Alliance will initially roll out with strategically located manufacturing and field service sites on every continent except Antarctica.
ABOUT CSW, INC
CSW works with printers and brand owners to make brand packaging more efficient and impactful. Family-owned since 1937, they provide packaging premedia services such as production art, mockups, 3D rendering, EG color separations, and HD flexo platemaking from production facilities across North America.
Contact: Laura Wright, CEO • +1-800-800-9522 • [email protected] • www.cswgraphics.com
Marvaco is the leading packaging premedia company and
flexo plate supplier in the Nordic region. The company is the leading EGP
supplier in Europe and the services cover the full range of brand business
artwork management and line extension creation to all packaging materials and
printing methods. Marvaco Group operates in Finland, Sweden and Germany at
eight locations in total.
Contact: Kai Lankinen, Chairman • +358-(0)50-427-7616 • [email protected] • www.marvaco.com
Polyflex is the leading premedia service provider to the flexible, paper, label and corrugated packaging market in Africa. It was founded over 35 years ago by the current owners, in Durban on the east coast of South Africa. It has maintained its founder's vision of servicing and adding value to packaging converters as well as brand owners of consumer-packaged goods. Strong recent growth has been underpinned by three guiding principles: an ongoing commitment to investing in leading-edge technical opportunities, development and upskilling of staff, and expansion into the African continent and surrounding island economies.
ABOUT CLICHERIA BLUMENAU
Clicheria Blumenau has 40 years of experience in the
graphic segment and throughout its history has consolidated with pioneering and
innovation, focusing on the needs of customers and following the market trends. With
cutting-edge technology, qualified professionals and a Latin America coverage
area, it brings the control and processes management in a practical, flexible
and safe way.
Contact: Volnei Antonio Alves de Oliveira, CEO • +55 (47) 3144-4144 • volnei.[email protected] • www.clicheriablumenau.com.br