Who knows that local box companies can compete and win with their competitors in China?
The great little box company won the support of purdys's competitors in China
Now, it merges the chocolate box department with benby --
Become the largest cardboard box manufacturer in Western Canada. The goal?
Win more local business.
Cardboard is cardboard used in chocolate boxes, pie boxes, cereal boxes, and beer. pack cartons. B. C.
Food, Drug and beverage manufacturers
Companies such as SunRype and Perth-
It is one of the largest users of cardboard in the province.
But many local manufacturers use large packaging manufacturers in Seattle, Portland, Ontario and even Asia, said Brad Tinder, chief operating officer for large and small boxes. The B. C.
The market for cardboard boxes could be worth $100 million, but the local carton company is only $15 million, he said.
"There is a blank in B. C.
The market for quite some time.
Tindall and his new partners, the Laura Sisters and The Debbie Saipin sisters, are investing $3 million to "bring the business back to B. C. Said Tindall.
The sister's father, Cy, opened the Big West carton in 1955, and only six years ago, Japanese Canadians were allowed to return to the West Coast after being detained during World War II.
At the time, in rural B, peanut butter was still wrapped in brown paper for sale. C.
Cy's father, Kunimatsu, saw the potential of mass market packaging and advised his son accordingly.
The company merger is a complete departure from Richmond's small box, which has acquired seven companies in the past 10 years.
"Our expertise is more about manufacturing and process-driven," Tindall said . ". “The value (
Great West bring)
In creative design elements.
The most important thing is that this is what I really want and you can't just buy it.
"In a world with more playhouses, it's a very expensive game to be a small manufacturer.
The equipment is not cheap and you have to reinvest constantly.
We can do this more easily together. ”The B. C.
The packaging industry is fragmented, with professional as the center, in the middlesized players.
Tindall said that in the past three years, there has been new competition in the local printing shops that have invested in packaging machines to help offset the erosion of digital media on traditional businesses.
At the same time, 30 of the great little boxes-year mainstay —
Brown corrugated box-
A flat market at best.
"The reality is B. C.
As a large number of manufacturing moves overseas, mobilugate has generally declined steadily, "Tindall said. Most of B. C.
For example, the furniture manufacturing industry in the United States has disappeared.
President James Palmer said.
"We have been increasing our market share, but in the last five years, there have been three direct competitors that have either closed down, closed down, or acquired," Palmer said . ".
To a certain extent, the company's success is due to its large volume and low cost.
The price of the box is very expensive, so customers prefer local suppliers.
At the same time, cardboard packaging is an increasing opportunity as public sentiment shifts from plastic to paper.
Laura Saipin said the supermarket is going back from the plastic flap to the cardboard bakery in a big way.
But Tindall says it's a challenge to serve big customers while outsourcing printing.
New with of the company will to great of small box of name operation will investment in own of offset printing machine and take over great small box 45,000 square feet of 250,000-square-foot building.
The employees of both companies were invited to stay, with a total of more than 240 people.
Tindall said the box cost less than a quarter and $10 per box.
Great little box wins purdys business by offering shorter lead times and greater flexibility in order size and delivery schedule.
"We are only 20 minutes away from their production plant.
If they buy from overseas, it could be 8-
In the lead time of the week, they are bringing a product container.
If there's something wrong with it, you're in a bit of trouble.
Laura and Debbie will be the manager of the combined cardboard box department.
A key focus will be on eliminating employee anxiety before the entity merger of the two companies next spring.
"The machine is easy to buy, move, install and operate, but only if you have a motivated team to do it all," Tindall said . ".
"You can't even start if you can't understand how they really feel.
What bothers them will be completely different from what you think.
"Although chocolate is one of the pillars of the company's current business, B. C.
In the future, the craft beer industry in China may flourish.
"The local craft beer industry has now reached a turning point in scale and they are starting to sell their products on a large scale and invest in packaging," Laura said . ".
The great little box took six months to work with Victoria's Phillips brewery to create their 2014 advent calendar beer boxes.
"Imagine the weight of 24 beers with a punch on the lid so you can push them in to remove the beer, but don't break the box during shipping," Palmer said . ".
"The piercings are too hard and soft. . .
We did at least six different prototypes to get an effective one.
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