Digital Flex, 50 years of dedication to flexography  | February, 2016

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Monza, June 30th 2015: Digital Flex entered its 50th year of business at the start of 2015, and it has not failed to celebrate this milestone. It started by attending Converflex with its own stand and then initiated its celebrations with two unique events.

The first event was an Open Day on the 6th of June. The families of all company employees met at the historical headquarters in Monza to spend a full day where their relatives usually work. The experience was made even more special with snacks for kids, aperitifs, an hour-long performance of Superzero, and a wonderful outdoor dinner in the company’s courtyard. It was an emotional day, which will forever be remembered by the families.

The second event was the big party on the 20th of June. In the wonderful setting of Parco di Monza, by Saint George Premier Restaurant, Digital Flex’s customers, suppliers, and partners embraced the invitation to get to know the five members of the company’s second-generation management team. They have enabled the growth of their flexo pre-press business, serving brand-owners, printers, graphic designers, and recently taken it to the international market.

In the welcome speech, Renato Vergnano, President & Managing Director of Digital Flex, recalled the company’s beginnings when it was still known as Nuova Roveco and flexography was based on volcanic rubber and later used the first photopolymers. A lot of dedication, passion and study of materials were then needed to achieve good results.

A close relationship between DuPont and Digital Flex began and the pre-press company became a benchmark for performing tests on new materials. Luigi Robbiati, VP Marketing & Sales of DuPont EMEA, continually acknowledged the expertise involved and recalled great cooperation.

Renato Vergnano, Andrea Vergnano, Senior Executive Vice President, and Franco Collini, Vice President & Sales Director, were the creators and curators of every detail of the party. Participants enjoyed unforgettable moments, with a great lunch, enhanced by live music and a singing duo who sang – as a surprise – the famous Verdi’s air “Libiamo nei lieti calici” which led to a festive toast. Other toasts followed until the final toast during the cake cutting.

Andrea Vergnano also took the opportunity to show participants the video they had created for the 50th anniversary, which unveiled the interior and exterior of the large industrial building where Digital Flex is based. The establishment was built in accordance with eco-sustainability standards, with a photovoltaic system, a fume reduction system, water recycling and solvent recycling. “For us, environmental sustainability is an added value. It’s a big challenge that we accept in order to always offer our customers the best.” It was also possible to see the pre-press technology in action and the countless workstations for artwork preparation, colour management, and realistic representation of the final product.