Packaging machinery manufacturer Comexi has expanded its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of a new facility in Bangkok, Thailand.

The new hub is a spare parts warehouse, including an affiliated sales team and technical services.

The opening is in line with Comexi’s strategy to reduce the distance from its customers and strengthen its position in the region.

It also plans to open more hubs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and in Monterrey, Mexico.

Comexi’s chief transformation officer Pau Xifra said: “The opening of the Thailand hub is an important event in regard to the almost 70 years of Comexi’s history. It is not only the inauguration of these offices, but it represents a pivotal moment to be increasingly present in the Asia-Pacific. This is an emerging region that already has a capital weight in reference to the world economy; we want to achieve a leading position.

“Furthermore, it is a crucial milestone in the fruition of Comexi’s Vision 2030, as it aligns with the strategy of being in close proximity to our customers and being able to offer them the best possible solutions and services.”

Comexi was founded in 1954 and comprises five product lines, each specialising in different conversion processes, including flexographic printing, offset printing, laminating, slitting, and logistical complements.

In November last year, UAE-based food packaging company Hotpack Global acquired Comexi’s F2 MB flexographic printing press, as well as its SL2 Evolution laminator with Synaptic Closed Loop, to expand its presence in the flexible packaging sector.