About Us

Tenco Assemblies is a family owned and operated contract packaging business.  We have been providing quality packaging services for more than 47 years. Our principal management team has 95 years of combined experience. We continually operate in our customers’ best interests with unwavering dedication.  With our technical expertise and capabilities, comprehensive experience, and attention to detail, we consistently meet their contract packaging and fulfillment needs.

At Tenco, we promise and deliver a complete organizational commitment to quality, service, and reliability.

Some of our key features include the following:

Quality

Tenco’s comprehensive QA Program is designed to ensure quality results that comply with all customer specifications, regulatory requirements, and FDA cGMP practices. Your project will be completed right the first time and your packaging will look great when it is in your customers’ hands.

Expertise

Tenco has a history of successfully planning an efficient production process.  We are experts in all phases of secondary and promotional packaging. This includes the proven ability to resourcefully manage project challenges as they occur, and to efficiently manage project labor, equipment, and control requirements. The result is quicker, smoother start-ups, shorter lead times, and lower operating costs.

Consistency

Every day, project managers diligently provide hands-on oversight and have complete knowledge of your project from start to finish. They communicate directly with supervisors when immediate attention or inquiries are needed.  This means you will have peace of mind knowing that paying attention to details — during all phases of your project — is our normal way of doing business.

Commitment

We work with our customers, listen to your requests, respond rapidly to your needs, and are passionate about getting the job done right.  We are confident you will find us a supplier that is easy to manage so you can spend time on other objectives.  In short, we are committed to your project and your goals.

Cost

We provide competitive pricing as a result of controlling costs.  We strive for lower overhead, minimal handling costs for materials, and maintaining an experienced, well-trained, highly efficient workforce. Your bottom line will benefit from our efficiency and ability to provide a lower cost solution for top-notch service, quality, and commitment to deadlines.

Our project managers welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your next packaging project.  Contact us today to learn more.

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Extraordinary Service

No company in the contract packaging industry is more attuned to customer service than Tenco. From the very first day of our existence, we have been committed to doing anything and everything to satisfy our customers. We take pride in our work and our results.  You will feel confident calling us the next time a project comes up.

We always try to anticipate problems and prepare for them before a job begins, but when something unexpected occurs, we’re very resourceful. Nothing really stops us. That’s why we always make every commitment.

For example, every cartoning machine in the industry is set up to emboss the lot number and expiration date on the bottom of the carton. A client once sent us thousands of cartons that were printed with the embossed area on the top. The client’s quality assurance people had missed the error, and the product launch was fast approaching. Within one day we rigged a mechanical change to our equipment, tied the embosser into the gears, altered the phase, and reversed all the embossing heads. The client lost no time, and Tenco didn’t charge them a dime extra.

That’s the kind of commitment and extraordinary service we provide. We just do things like that. We solve the problem and get the job done. On time. Regardless of what it takes. And with no up-charges to the customer.

You may call that “extraordinary,” but at Tenco Assemblies, it’s simply how we do business.

 

Flexibility

When faced with a challenging task, flexibility can be a critical component of success.

You know the scenario: Marketing comes up with an innovative promotion – a bonus pack, two-for-one, or some special premium – and it’s your job to get it packaged and delivered. The goal may be a tube of this packaged with a box of that. Or a bonus pack – buy the large size at the regular price and get a free box of the smaller size. Or it might be a product packaged with the currently popular cartoon or movie “action figure.” Whatever it is, two things are certain: One, the two components will probably not be of the same size, and two, you’re going to need a contract packager that is both flexible and innovative. Which means you’re going to need Tenco Assemblies.

Challenge 1:

The client wanted a package that included a molded plastic tray with a slot for an audio cassette, the product, a literature booklet, and a box to hold the assembly. It was a product launch and they needed us to produce 80,000 units a day for three months. Working with the client, Tenco had a special machine designed to do the job. We used our experience and know-how to have it built from the ground up. And we got the packaging job done on time and on budget.

Challenge 2:

The client had contracted with a company in Canada to fill 500,000 bottles with its new shampoo for an approaching product launch. But an unacceptable percentage of the bottle tops would either pop open or come off altogether.  Tenco performed a 100% inspection of all half-million bottles and applied over-label closure labels. We got the call on Monday, and by Wednesday, we were over-labeling 25,000 units a day. We kept the pipeline going and the client met its launch date.

Challenge 3:

It was a combo pack promotion, and the operations department realized the sales projected by the marketing department were unrealistic. So the operations department assumed the demand would be 500,000 fewer units than turned out to be the case. Panic time! If a retailer’s purchase contract calls for delivery on the 29th and you deliver one day late, they can cancel the order. Millions of dollars were at stake. But Tenco Assemblies rallied: Within two days we were running two lines, 10 hours a day, six days a week. We got the job done in two weeks. The client was relieved. “You really saved us,” he said, “Big time!”

Challenge 4:

It was another product launch, but the carton flaps were printed incorrectly. So Tenco went into “redress” mode. We over-labeled 500,000 cartons. We took them apart, re-labeled them, and re-bundled them into six-packs. And we did it fast. Our labeling machines run at three units per second. Companies come to us when they make mistakes because they know there aren’t many firms that will jump through hoops the way we do to solve their problem.

Challenge 5:

A toothpaste maker wanted to bundle its product with a toothbrush. It was a run of 100,000 units. The twist was that the client wanted a flap tuck closure on the top and a tuck and glue closure on the bottom. That’s something cartoners are not set up for. Challenge accepted.  We modified the machine to get a hose line and glue into the necessary position.  We completed the job on schedule according to the client’s specifications.

 

 

The Tenco Difference

Tenco Assemblies provides a complete spectrum of packaging services: Blister Carding, Cartoning, Flow-Wrapping, Shrink Wrapping, Labeling, and Over-Labeling, Kitting, Rework, Inspections and Salvage, Sample Mailings, and POP Retail Displays.

But there is more to Tenco than our mechanical capabilities. What makes Tenco different?

Flexibility

We quickly implement the required mechanical and labor functions for each specific solution.  Our production lines are streamlined and cost-effective, which means lower costs and a quick response to marketing demands.

Innovative Thinking

We are passionate about packaging.  When a project presents itself, we enjoy the process of exploring the best possible way to approach it.  With extensive history and expertise, there aren’t many packaging situations we haven’t seen.  And if we haven’t, we think outside the box to create an exceptional solution.

Culture of Respect

We treat our customers, vendors, and employees with fairness and respect.  In turn, our customers like doing business with us, vendors appreciate us, and our dedicated staff performs with excellence.  In fact, many of our production employees have over 20 years of Tenco experience.  Creating a culture of respect is simply how we operate, and we believe it makes a difference.

Dedicated Project Management

Each project is assigned on point of contact.  Your project manager will coordinate all aspect of your project from start to finish.

Major brands from Anacin® to Zyrtec® have relied on Tenco for responsive and reliable packaging solutions. 

With 47 years of proven performance, a broad scope of production capabilities, and a well-trained and loyal employee base, we are ready to be your trusted packaging resource. 

Give us a call and learn how the Tenco Difference can add to your success.

 

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