Flint Group is dedicated to further develop the Chinese flexo market and to improve the talent and education within this industry. Therefore, in February 2012, Flint Group Flexographic Products and the esteemed Shanghai Publishing and Printing College signed a general cooperation agreement. The purpose of this cooperation is to promote education, consulting, research, development, technology service and career guidance in the Chinese printing and packaging industry.
Founded in 1953, the Shanghai Publishing and Printing College was the first educational institution linked to the publishing and printing industry in China. ‘With a well-organised and highly competent team of teachers, the college has established the top-ranking training facilities and key laboratories of GAPP-National Engineering Research Centre of Digital Printing and Modern Communication Science Centre”, explained Teng Vueming, Executive Vice President Shanghai Publishing and Printing College. “The partnership with Flint Group is poised to become a win-win alliance.” With more than 170 sites worldwide, a highly experienced team and as a technology leader in many areas, Flint Group is well positioned to respond effectively to customer needs with tailor-made solutions.
Both partners will support the Chinese flexographic industry in the long term by providing specific education to talented students and offering them possibilities for practical training in research and application. ”The Chinese printing market is extremely vast and important, but flexography is still a minor part of this industry,” says Mario Busshoff, President Flint Group Flexographic Products, “our cooperation will help to develop talent and to promote the flexographic industry on the short and long term.”
The signing ceremony was rounded off with a visit to Shanghai Publishing and Printing College’s training centre and printing museum.