New Delhi, April 01, 2014 – Flexo Image Graphics today announced plans to expand into two distinct companies, “Flexo Image Graphics, MEA”, which will comprise the distributorship of Mark Andy and Rotoflex for the Middle East and African markets and “Flexo Image Graphics, ISC ”, which will be representing Mark Andy, Rotoflex, Kluge, Stanford, Multipess, Xeikon and T&P in India and across the Indian sub-continent. FIG are delighted to be in a position to begin the new financial year with these two companies running autonomously in the two different regions.
Thomas S. Andersen, FIG, CEO, said “FIG has proactively managed its portfolio during the last 13 years through one company with its main base in New Delhi. Our decision to restructure into two independent companies is a natural progression of our strategy to cover a larger area for our partners. We believe that creating two companies will enable the management of each company to have a greater focus on the success factors in the different territorial areas”.
The creation of two independent companies will deliver meaningful benefits to each of the businesses, the markets in which we operate, and all our customers. Our customers will continue to have a collaborative relationship with a financially strong organization that is focused on meeting their needs, and our employees will have expanded career opportunities. “
Flexo Image Graphics, MEA will have I. M. Shelvam as its Managing Director. This new realignment will inject specific focus to the territory as I M Shelvam assumes the responsibility of handling sales and customer support in FIG MEA. Plans are currently underway to open an FIG office in Dubai.
Shelvam has been with FIG for many years, serving in various roles, and this gives him an unsurpassed understanding of all aspects of the converter-supplier relationship. With this experience, he is in a unique position to add more milestones and more growth in the region. “In this new role, I will be responsible for all FIG business in the Arab Gulf, as well as in East and West Africa, including sales and after-sales of Mark Andy presses and Rotoflex finishing solutions, both in a direct sales role as well as through the company’s strong distributor network. I know the challenges are huge but we have strengths and proven capabilities on which we will draw,” says Shelvam.
Flexo Image Graphics, ISC will be led by Gourav Roy, Managing Director. Gourav has been handling sales since FIG’s inception but, with this realignment, he will be focusing on every aspect of customer satisfaction which incorporates customer support and service also. Previously, customer support was coordinated by I. M Shelvam from FIG’s base in Chennai, but, with the creation of the two autonomous FIG companies, ISC customer support will now be centric to Delhi. FIG will continue, however, to have support staff based in the same regions they previously were.
“In over a decade of our operations, we’ve come further than we could have possibly imagined. The impact we have collectively made in the labelling industry has been undeniable, and I am inspired to even better streamline our services so that our customers can be even better equipped to offer superior and faster services to their customers. This is what we do today, and that is what we’ll do tomorrow,” added Gourav Roy.
Embarking on a new chapter and broadening its horizons, FIG’s strategy will focus on creating the best sales and service team that will in turn empower their customers pan India and in the MEA region. And this, FIG will be doing by leveraging its strengths and its core team.