XSYS sharpens its focus in APAC

As a complete, standalone entity having separated from Flint Group, XSYS is proactively streamlining its offering in packaging print production for the tag and label, flexible packaging, and corrugated segments. The global company has a unique advantage in the market as a supplier of solutions that cover the whole prepress process — from imaging and screening, through plates and platemaking to adapters and sleeves.

19 Sep 2022 | By Rahul Kumar

Roy Schoettle, VP XSYS Asia Pacific

The well-known products and brands that keep XSYS positioned firmly as number one or two in each segment where it is active include Nyloflex flexographic solvent and thermal plates and equipment, Nyloprint letterpress plates and equipment, Nylosolv washout solvent, Rotec sleeves and adapters, ThermoFlexX TFxX imagers, ThermoFlexX Catena plate processing equipment, and Woodpecker surface screening solutions.

“The reaction from our customers to the formation of XSYS as a more agile solo operation has been great,” said Roy Schoettle, VP XSYS Asia Pacific. “They understand that we are now in a position to react much faster, because we are more focused and more flexible. But they also know that they are dealing with the same great team which means the continuity is there.”

The APAC region is comprehensively covered by 28 pre-press experts and technical engineers, a large team which is set to expand further with six more staff joining over the coming months. “What is special about the XSYS team in APAC is that most of us have been with the company for decades; in fact, the average length of experience here is 19 years,” said Roy, who himself has been part of the story for 34 years – starting out at BASF and staying on as it became Flint Group and now XSYS. For the past 22 years, his focus has been on plates and plate processing, helping bring to market a whole host of XSYS innovations, such as Nyloflex Xpress Thermal System and ThermoFlexX Catena.

Supporting Roy Schoettle is a team of specialists, who are well-known throughout the region for their dedication and in-depth knowledge of the flexo print process. 

Converters in the APAC region are experiencing many pressures and challenges that are forcing them to find new innovative technologies and working methods. In a region that has witnessed a lot of change, XSYS is working closely with its customers to ensure they optimise their business models by implementing best-in-class solutions across their pre-press operations.

Innovation is central to tackling these difficult market conditions. XSYS offers a wide range of market-leading solutions that can improve efficiencies, deliver consistent quality, and cut waste in answer to these challenges, such as the Nyloflex Xpress Thermal System, which helps increase sustainability and deliver exceptional plates in less time without the use of harmful solvents and at lower costs. Additionally, brand owners demand colour consistency across multiple applications and multiple production sites meaning plates must be of equal high quality, so a job can be reproduced easily no matter where it is being printed.

Proximity to customers is another of the main aspects of the XSYS business model. With local technical teams on standby, the company can guarantee that help is always on hand to minimise any unwanted downtime. The teams also educate and train operators in all aspects of machine operation on an on-going basis to help customers overcome the problems with staff shortages and low skill levels.  

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