The Polyflex and Clicheria Blumenau are joining CSW and MARVACO as new partners in the Global Premedia Network
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BOSTON & HELSINKI & ITAJAí, Brazil & DURBAN, South Africa - WisconsinEagle -- 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 added.

"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 Director states, "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 businesses."

"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."

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"In addition to the 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 pre-media provider, CSW, Inc., and North European pre-media 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 pre-media 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 pre-media 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  •  lauraw@cswgraphics.com

ABOUT MARVACO Ltd.

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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 •   kai.lankinen@marvaco.com

ABOUT CLICHERIA BLUMENAU Ltd.
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.oliveira@clicheriablumenau.com.br

ABOUT POLYFLEX Ltd.
Polyflex is the leading pre-media 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.
Contact:  Brett Pollock, Managing Director • +27 31 701 0211 bpollock@polyflex.co.za

Contact
Marek Skrzynski (Technical Director)
***@cswgraphics.com


Source: The Global Premedia Network (GPN)
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