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Comexi

Riudellots de la Selva (Girona) / Brazil / Italy

Comexi, founded in 1954 by the Cifra family, has long experience in the design, production and marketing of capital goods for the flexible packaging sector: plastic films, paper, cardboard, aluminium and its compounds. With offices in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona), Brazil and Italy, the company, world leader in its sector, has about 500 workers, as well as an extensive commercial network in more than 100 countries.

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The family character of the company contributes to shaping its values, and there is a firm commitment to its workers and to the local area.

  • Comexi’s code of ethics, which is the manifesto of the values it holds, and the principles and ethical rules that govern the group. This is part of the legacy of the founder, Manel Xifra i Boada.

  • Fair, competitive, motivating and non-discriminatory remuneration system for all the company's staff.
  • Life and accident insurance. Improvement on the conditions of the sectoral agreement. Annual bonus linked to profits made by the company.
  • Flexible hours of access to the company in order to facilitate work-life balance for staff who do not work shifts.

  • Commitment to environmental management and good environmental practices. Comexi is an innovator in this field and is one of the few companies in the flexible packaging sector to have been awarded the EMAS prize for environmental improvement by the European Commission for eco-innovation. The company is a leader in its commitment to more environmentally friendly technologies, for example the promotion of water-based technologies.

  • Alliances with several Catalan universities to promote research and innovation. Of these agreements, of particular note is the Manel Xifra i Boada Chair, jointly with the University of Girona and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, for training, research and knowledge transfer in the fields of flexible packaging production technology.
  • Collaboration with the Col·legi d’Enginyers de Girona for the Manel Xifra i Boada Awards in recognition of transmission of knowledge, to the best applied research group or technology centre, the best professional career and the best final degree projects of the Polytechnic School of the University of Girona.
  • Dual Training in conjunction with the Santa Eugènia de Girona school for intermediate level Vocational Training in Graphic Arts.

  • Comexi CTec technology centre aimed at transmitting knowledge to the flexible packaging sector and functioning as a point of reference for suppliers, customers and external researchers in order to develop technical collaborations.
  • Collaboration with the Grup Fundació Ramon Noguera that works to guarantee quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities in the Gironès area. One of its objectives is the integration of these people into society and the workplace through the Centre Especial de Treball.
  • Collaboration with various social, cultural and humanitarian organisations.
  • Comexi's Corporate Volunteering Commission, which aims to encourage and promote the participation, involvement and awareness of Comexi employees in solidarity campaigns and projects.

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