Spera, formerly Reprographic Systems, is a leader in print reproduction and brand management. It operates from three locations in Dublin, Northern Ireland and the mainland Britain.
In a world where technology and markets are in a constant state of change, Spera provides services that its clients can count on in pursuit of their ambitions. That is the reason that the company is named 'Spera' – which means 'trust' in Latin. The vision is to have a global brand management company that is known for its service delivery, and the mission to develop long lasting relationships based on trust.
The company participated in Flint Group's FlexoExpert programme and was certified in February 2018. It is currently in the process of certifying its Lurgan plant.
During a six month process consisting of three main steps – evaluation, implementation and training, and auditing – FlexoExpert provides the means by which platemakers can further optimise their workflow to make more reliable and consistent plates, time and time again. With the guidance of the Flint Group team, Spera implemented the programme and passed the final audit to earn the honour of the FlexoExpert. They became the first site within Spera to receive the certification, which serves as proof to its customers that the company follows best practice in its flexo platemaking.
‘The Flexo Expert programme has been really significant as it optimised our production processes to produce consistent high quality flexographic plates. The certification is a confirmation of our company's quality platemaking standards – with visible, tangible and measurable results. All of our team were motivated to take part and found the programme invaluable. The evaluation and training by the Flint Group experts was second to none,’ said Tony Doyle, production manager.