SGS recognized with FlexoExpert Certification

17-09-26 - SGS Recognized with FlexoExpert Certification by Flint Group

  • Six locations of SGS receive the honor of FlexoExpert Certification
  • Flint Group experts provide education, training and auditing to ensure top-quality printing plates with FlexoExpert Certification Program

Charlotte, NC, September 26, 2017 - When SGS expanded their global partnership with Flint Group last year, they wanted to ensure, as a leading supplier of nyloflex® printing plates, that they were providing consistent quality plates throughout their organization.  So they teamed up with Flint Group and went through Flint Group’s FlexoExpert Certification Program.  After a rigorous review, training and audit process, SGS locations in McBee, SC; Marietta, GA; Appleton, WI; Brooklyn Park, MN; Mississauga, ON; and Philadelphia, PA, have received the FlexoExpert Certification.  This program is being implemented globally for SGS, and more sites are currently in the process of gaining certification.

Consisting of three main steps: evaluation and training, implementation, and audit, the FlexoExpert Certification Program ensures that a company’s operations are consistently providing the finest quality printing plates.  With the FlexoExpert Program, SGS and Flint Group jointly reviewed platemaking operating procedures, equipment performance and quality standards.  Training was provided at each SGS facility and a summary of the evaluation, providing both areas of strengths and opportunities for improvement, were provided to each location.  After a six-month implementation phase, audits were conducted ensuring that all standards were being met.

Rich Emmerling, Flint Group Technical Director, said, “We put a lot of effort into ensuring that our customers are providing the best possible product to their customers. With our FlexoExpert Certification Program, SGS customers should be confident that all flexo best practice standards are being met.”  Pat O’Connor, SGS Vice President for Flexo, commented, “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to partner with Flint Group in executing a thorough evaluation of our plate making facilities.  The FlexoExpert Certification program provided an independent and objective review of our processes with the intention of ensuring consistently high-quality plate making across the network, and is supportive of our ongoing objective to harmonize our operations.”

With its plate making expertise and focus on service, Flint Group offers the FlexoExpert Certification Program globally to customers interested in gaining further education on the standardization of the flexo platemaking process.  Meet Bob and learn more about FlexoExpert certification in our video.

For additional information on the FlexoExpert Certification Process, email or call your local sales representative.