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Sunshine for the climate

Sunshine for the climate

What are the benefits of sustainable production for companies?

The world is changing. And has been since the beginning of time. But never before in the history of our planet has there been such rapid and comprehensive development as in the last century. This concerns both the technical possibilities and the changes in nature and the environment. We humans have advanced more and more with our technical achievements, industry and economy have grown and proudly companies could announce higher and higher turnovers.
But in the process, our ecological footprint has also become larger and larger. The climate is changing as fast as never before. Sure, there have been ice ages and warmer periods, but never before has the transition between two periods been so short. The weather has often taken centuries to change. In our time, the earth seems to be burning up. Deserts continue to spread and even on our doorstep we notice the effects of climate change more and more. Summers are getting hotter and hotter and on average it rains less and less. Already, some areas of Germany are experiencing water shortages in the summer.

Into the future with a small ecological footprint

A rethink is therefore necessary, especially for us as a company, and we need to do it now! Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH is committed to sustainability. As a manufacturer of printing formes, we are at the very beginning of the production chain in the manufacture of printed products and packaging, at the end of which ultimately stand the people as buyers and private individuals. We therefore also want to lead the way and set an example in terms of protecting the environment and nature. With our slogan “Think before you print”, we want to encourage other companies to also rethink and produce ecologically. Important components of our ecological production are both our photovoltaic and our ventilation system.

Our electricity comes from the roof

Solar energy is basically inexhaustible. While fossil fuels such as oil and coal will eventually run out, astrophysicists estimate that the sun will continue to shine for at least five billion years. Electricity from solar will therefore never run out. What’s more, solar power is clean power. Solar power produces no CO2, no soot and no particulate matter. Another advantage is that we consume the electricity where it is generated: on our roof.
During the construction of the new production hall, it quickly became clear that we wanted to produce our own electricity as far as possible. 15 tons of photovoltaic modules were installed on the roof of the entire building. These modules generate a whole 245 KWp on approx. 2500 square meters. KWp in this context means kilowatt peak, i.e. the output that the system can produce under ideal conditions. This means we can generate 65 percent of the electricity we need ourselves. We feed surplus electricity into the public grid and receive a feed-in tariff for it.
As a result of this and the savings from the energy from solar, the system has paid for itself after about six and a half years. We have more money available to invest in additional equipment. This keeps us at the cutting edge of technology and allows us to expand our ecological thinking even further.
Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH is and will remain a company facing the future, also and especially with regard to environmental, climate and nature protection. We produce high-quality products without a bad ecological conscience.

Fresh air for employees

A new ventilation concept was also developed in the course of the new building. The air quality in both halls is to be raised to the best possible level using the latest technology.
The main reason for installing a modern ventilation system was the well-being of the employees. Through constant ventilation, the air is filtered and the employees can work in a healthy indoor climate. The fresh air is additionally an important factor that can contribute to the fight against the corona virus.
In addition to the well-being of the employees, the ventilation system contributes to energy saving and thus to environmental and climate protection. It eliminates the need for shock ventilation, which primarily saves heating costs and thus energy. In contrast to shock ventilation, there is a permanent exchange of air.
The advantages of the ventilation system are not only for the benefit of the employees, but also for you. The money we don’t have to spend on energy costs will be used for further innovations in the flexographic printing and packaging industry. This means we are ideally equipped to meet your requirements and are well equipped for the future.

Save – donate – do good

With solar energy and by reducing heating costs, we can save a lot. Added to this are other cost-cutting measures such as converting to LED lighting in all our buildings and insulation technology that is up to date. This helps us keep energy consumption and expenses low. We also want to use the savings we make to support social projects in the surrounding area.
Donations in general are known to everyone, but the implementation often succumbs to the thought of whether the laboriously saved 13 euros will really reach the rainforest. So why not donate to local organizations? If you take a look around, there are many ways to get involved in your local community and support causes that are close to your heart.

Taking small steps toward a big goal

Not only we as a company, but also we and you as private individuals can contribute to environmental, climate and nature protection in our everyday lives. If everyone reduces their ecological footprint just a little, that’s an important step in the right direction.
You can start by shopping. Pay attention to what you buy and how it’s packaged. The less plastic, the better. Maybe there is already an unpackaged store in your city where you can fill goods into containers that you have brought with you.
Nobody can darn socks as well as grandma could. But we can take her as an example. Today it’s normal to throw everything away as soon as it’s broken. But does that really have to be the case? In some cases it may even be cheaper to buy something new instead of repairing it or having it repaired. But does that make it better? Even so-called disposable items can often find another use.
An important issue is to save water and electricity wherever possible. This not only helps your wallet. Until now, we have always been spoiled. If we needed water, we could turn on the tap. Little by little, we are noticing the consequences of climate change in Germany as well. The amount of precipitation is decreasing and in the summer months it has already happened that water has become scarce in some areas.
“Drive less” is already a classic tip. Covering shorter distances by bicycle or combining them with a walk is also good for our health.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are also good for our health. You should go for regional and seasonal produce. Regional produce didn’t have to travel halfway around the world and seasonal produce doesn’t need a greenhouse to get ripe. Of course, it is best and freshest if you can buy directly from the producer, in a farm store or at the market. There you can also get detailed information about the origin of the products.
As you can see, environmental, climate and nature protection are closely linked to your own well-being.

We as a company will do our part!

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A pandemic changes the world

A pandemic changes the world

A pandemic changes the world - for you everything stays the same

Who would have thought this time last year that Corona would be with us for such a long time? For over a year now, we have been living with the virus, which was still unknown at the time. Our lives have changed dramatically and taken on dimensions that were unthinkable for all of us. The everyday life of our society has been significantly restricted until today.

Contact restrictions, closures of kindergartens and schools, shopping with prescribed numbers of people, cancellations of mass events, domestic quarantine – these are just a few measures taken to get the virus under control and keep the number of infected people as low as possible.

With all these regulations, we suddenly had to rethink: home office, video conferencing, virtual trade shows and classrooms. Digitalization has come a long way since the pandemic. Teams organize themselves via collaboration platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Slack. New forms of work have thus found their way, made their way into corporate structures and broken old patterns.

Defying Corona – better service for you

The unprecedented situation has allowed us to grow and has also presented us with new challenges. The top priority in all our decisions has always been to continue to provide you with excellent service and consistent quality.

Thus, in the first lockdown, we decided to change our usual work routines and work in shifts. Teams were divided into two groups in order to break possible chains of infection as well as to ensure the health of our workforce. 

Because we, Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH, are only as good as each individual employee. Due to the multi-shift work, the attendance time has doubled, thus we were also available for you longer and could further expand our service.

The ability to deliver comes first

We further upgraded our already high hygiene standards. Additional hand disinfection stations were set up throughout the Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH company. True to the motto “Together against Corona!” we also launched an internal Corona campaign.

Business trips were reduced to a minimum and customer appointments took place and still take place digitally for the most part. Here we have invested in innovations and equipped our conference room with the latest technology. At an even better level, it is now possible for us to still be there for you “in person” through online meetings and to provide advice and support.

With these measures we have done our part to prevent the spread of the virus. Because we are doing everything in our power to keep our promised delivery dates and thus guarantee you the safety in your internal production processes.

Learning in the pandemic: a different approach for consistently good quality

In the course of the second lockdown, we worked out an improved model and changed the newly gained workflows again. Here, we optimized everything in the course of achieving the best possible accessibility. Moving away from shift work, we decided to split up existing teams. To this day, the repro and layout offices are mixed among themselves to prevent the loss of an entire department in the event of illness or ordered quarantine. In this way, we continue to ensure the ability to deliver high-quality printing plates. In addition, your regular contact persons will again be available to you during our core working hours to the usual extent.
For you as our customers, nothing will change – we will always be there for you as your contact person on site and at the usual level.

We at Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH take the Corona pandemic very seriously and consider ourselves very well positioned and equipped with our measures and rules within the company.

On the road to success despite the pandemic for and thanks to you

When we look back on the last year, we do not only see the negative side of the pandemic. Despite the new circumstances and the resulting restrictions, we, Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH, can also take positive things from the last few months for ourselves. Despite all the circumstances, we were able to close the past year successfully and with great satisfaction! 

As you could already read in our last article, we started the construction of a new production hall and invested in further innovative technology! Offering you the best service and the highest possible quality of our printing formes drives us every day anew and has top priority. 
We stand by your side as a reliable partner, because it is only through and with you that we have grown and can continue to work successfully with you. Thank you!

Stay healthy and take care of yourselves!

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Investment despite times of crisis

Investment despite times of crisis

Expansion of the production area with the construction of a new hall.

We have high expectations of ourselves: We want to be your number 1 contact when it comes to printing plates! 

For us, this means a constant drive for further development, daring to try new things, constant training of our expert staff, and also investing in the latest technology and state-of-the-art production facilities. And for this we need some space!

In 2014, we already took the big step and created a whole new company building with a 1280 m² _production hall. 
At that time, there was no thought of a lack of space. We continued to invest in numerous new production machines and have diversified our product portfolio, including our internal warehouse, so that we can guarantee constant delivery capability. 
However, all these decisions brought us to the point that there was no longer enough capacity to cope with the constantly growing order situation. 

Thus, we decided last year: We are expanding! 

In August 2020 the starting signal for our new hall was given. And now it’s almost time: At the end of March 2021, we will start with almost twice as much space in our new premises. Now we have an additional 850 m² of space to continue working on our visions. With this production hall, we are setting another milestone towards our promise to you to be a reliable partner in the field of flexographic printing. Now and in the future! 

With the relocation of some production equipment to the new hall, there will also be more room to move in our existing production facility. We will also be implementing some restructuring at the site. For example, we will extend and increase our already existing tool store. Shorter distances will enable us to react even faster. 

Everything is under the sign of constant production capability and the goal to fulfill every customer request.

Even during the time of moving we will continue to produce and be there for you! There have been no breakdowns in the past and there won’t be any in the future, because every device has a back-up and we always have an alternative solution. 

Our product portfolio in terms of flexo printing is already very broad and of the highest standard – but true to the motto: We grow, we invest, we are always there for you – we still have many new ideas! You will soon find out what exactly we are planning, how the move will proceed, and why we will soon be able to call ourselves an elastomer competence centre! So, stay tuned!

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We are Flex-Punkt

We are Flex-Punkt

An established family business as a full-service partner to the packaging industry.

We are Flex-Punkt – The “F” stands for flexibility!

We have been there for you for 25 years now.
As an established family business – based in Melle/Wellingholzhausen – we see ourselves as a full-service partner to the packaging industry and use the latest prepress and laser technology to efficiently and quality-consciously implement the requirements of brand manufacturers and printers.

Thanks to our experienced team, short decision-making channels and fast production processes, we are able to respond flexibly to your wishes. We are at your side as a partner from the initial consultation to the final completion. 

In the future, we would like to share more of our work processes with you and give you an insight into our company.

Who is standing behind the name Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH? What do our daily processes and routines look like? How do we manage to respond to your requests as quickly and flexibly as possible? What do we do in order not to stand still, but to constantly develop further in all areas of the company and flexographic printing? 

You will find the answers to these questions on this blog!

Here we will keep you up to date at regular intervals about us and our developments, because Rudolf von Bennigsen-Foerder has taught us that “standing still is taking a step backwards.” Future-oriented, we therefore want to continue to be at your side as your number 1 contact and with the latest technologies. So there is enough to do and interesting things to report!

Be curious and look forward to the following blog entries.
You will hear from us again soon!

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Mail: [email protected]