Flint announces the launch of XSYS

Flint Group has announced the launch of XSYS, a brand-new division, the result of combining Flint Group Flexographic with Xeikon Prepress. Although the two groups have been working closely for some time in support of the flexographic and letterpress markets, this formal alignment will bring even more collaboration and innovation to the group and to its customers. With the tagline ‘Be brilliant’, the new division will work with its customers to honour its claim of ‘Print solid. Stay flexible’.

13 Jan 2021 | By PrintWeek Team

“With the integration of Xeikon Prepress with Flint Group Flexographic, we are now connecting the dots and are implementing an important step of our strategy to become a full solution provider for the flexographic prepress industry,” said Dagmar Schmidt, president of XSYS. “In forming this new division, we bring together what belongs together: plates, processing equipment (solvent and solvent-free), imagers, sleeves and adapters. And with this move, we expand our expertise towards our customers. The name derives from ThermoFlexX, Nyloflex, Xpress and other brands that feature the X, combined with systems to form the name XSYS.”

Friedrich von Rechteren, global commercial vice-president, XSYS, said, “With a complete portfolio and a distinctive name we want to inspire not only our customers, but also our colleagues. Understanding, flexibility and consistency are our core values and our promise to customers and partners. Our values are what set us apart from competitors as a proactive, future-oriented player in the flexographic industry. Our customers can count on us and on the quality of our products and services. At the same time, we are able to offer our customers flexibility and freedom in their decision-making – a key requirement in today’s world and even more so in the future.” 

With the new name comes a new mission and vision as well and a new logo and new website.

Explaining the ‘Be brilliant’ tagline, Schmidt said, “It reflects our belief that the world needs brilliance. Brilliant ideas and developments to meet the challenges of the future. Brilliant people who have the courage and will to do the right thing. Our story started with a brilliant idea, and brilliant ideas are what keep us going.”

The existing products and brands that will be incorporated into XSYS include Nyloflex flexographic solvent and thermal plates and equipment, Nyloprint letterpress plates and equipment, Nylosolv, Rotec sleeves and adapters, ThermoFlexX TfxX imagers, ThermoFlexX Catena plate processing equipment, and surface screening solutions. All will operate under the divisional brand XSYS, keeping in place all existing brands and continuing to leverage them in the marketplace.

“We are confident that by joining them together, we will further strengthen that position,” Schmidt added. “Our division is primarily focusing on the prepress part of the value chain complemented by sleeves, which gives us excellent access to the printing press room. We are organised in three subdivisions who will all work closely together: pre-press, plates and sleeves.”

Aneesh Raj, general manager sales and marketing, Mumbai-based Repro Graphics, which it represents ThermoflexX in India, said, this has been a long pending demand of the Indian flexographic pre-press industry too, that of having plate manufacturer and equipment manufacturer under one roof. “By integrating prepress subdivision of Xeikon digital and Flint Group flexographic division under the name XSYS Flint Group kept the commitment to the industry as a solution provider. Flint flexographic division’s R&D experience in manufacturing flexographic plates and ThermoflexX fully automated modular equipment together as one team, is new and unique to the Indian market and is expected to be welcomed by the industry.”