In order to meet the increased demand and to further improve its service to packaging converters and commercial printers, Flint Group is expanding its manufacturing site for liquid packaging and sheetfed inks at Konstantynow Lodzki in Poland.
“Thanks to strong and long-term partnerships with our established customers, we can look back on a very successful business development in this country during the last 10 years of Flint Group’s presence in Poland,” comments Krzysztof Struszczak, managing director Flint Group Polska, on the announcement. “The original site layout was coming close to its limits. Consequently it was decided to improve the infrastructure and expand the capacity of our Polish site to accommodate future growth.”
In May 2009, the contractor started to build a new warehouse, a production hall and offices with the whole new set-up being ready by mid-2010.
“While the hall is being constructed, the operations team is revising processes to make sure they are updated to be as efficient and quick as possible in responding to customer needs. When the new site is close to being completed a ‘dry run’ is planned in order to make sure the solutions and layout are utilized to the maximum potential and benefit for our customers,” explained Struszczak.
The new site setup will include extended storage and blending areas for solvent- and water-based inks as well as a sheetfed mixing area. As part of the expansion, a new solvent-based blending system for packaging inks has already become operational during December 2009 to ensure fulfillment of committed lead times and supply contingency during the extension of the site. The new set up of Flint Group Polska will also support the company’s growth in other Central Eastern European markets.
With the investment into the Polish site, Flint Group demonstrates its strong commitment for Eastern Europe and prepares the grounds for continuous growth over the next decades.