About Us

Tenco Assemblies is a family owned and operated contract packaging business that has been providing quality services for Consumer Products Companies for 45 years. Its principal management team has 95 years of combined experience. We have always promised our customers they can count on us to operate in their best interest through an unwavering dedication of our technical expertise to meet their contract packaging and fulfillment needs with 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 the production of a quality product that is in compliance 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 all phases of an efficient production process and possesses expertise relating to 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. This results in quicker, smoother start-ups, shorter lead times, and lower operating costs.

Consistency

On a daily basis, project managers diligently provide hands-on oversight and have complete knowledge of your project from start to finish. They are a direct channel of communication for immediate attention to any needs or inquiries. The goal is to give peace of mind in knowing that paying attention to details is a normal way of doing business.

Commitment

We work with our customers and we are passionate about getting the job done right while responding rapidly to your needs. We hope you find us a supplier that is easy to manage to enable you to spend time on other objectives.

Cost

We are able to provide competitive pricing as a result of controlling costs including lower overhead, minimal handling costs for materials, and maintaining an experienced, well-trained, highly efficient workforce. You can benefit from our ability to provide a lower cost solution while at the same time providing top-notch service, quality, and commitment to deadlines.

Our project managers are standing by and would love 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 the buyer of our services. That’s because we take such pride in our work and because we want to make it as easy as possible for you to give us the job 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’ve always made 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 so that the embossed area was 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 we have. 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

You know the scenario: Marketing comes up with an innovative promotion-a bonus pack or a 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 it might be 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 of course means you’re going to need a company like Tenco Assemblies. Here are five quick examples of our flexibility and innovation in action:

Challenge 1:

The client wants a package that includes a molded plastic tray with slot for an audio cassette, the product, a product 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. The client had Tenco do a 100% inspection of all half-million bottles and apply over-label closure labels. Tenco 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 decided that the unit sales projected by the marketing department were unrealistic. So the operations department assumed that demand would be 500,000 fewer units that 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, on the 30th, 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 to get the job done. And we did. We got it 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 per second. Companies come to us when they make mistakes because they know there aren’t that many firms that will jump through hoops the way we do to solve their problem.

Challenge 5:

A toothpaste maker wanted to bundle the 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. But we were able to rig the machine to get a hose line and glue into the necessary position, and we got the job done on schedule.

The Tenco Difference

We provide a complete spectrum of packaging services: Blister Carding, Cartoning, Flow-Wrapping, Shrink Wrapping, Labeling, and Over-Labeling, Kitting, Rework, Inspections and Salvage, Sample Mailings, POP Displays, etc.
Our operation is designed to quickly arrange an efficient combination of the required mechanical and labor functions for each specific solution.  Our productions lines are very fluid, enabling a quick and efficient response to marketing demands.

Each project is unique and as important to us as it is to our customers.  Each project is assigned to one point of contact so that communications are at a minimum, and details do not fall through the cracks. We are passionate about packaging challenges, delivering on-time, meeting all customer QA requirements, and providing competitive lower rates.

Our long-term labor force is well trained, experienced, and highly efficient.  A good percentage of our production employees have over 20 years of Tenco experiences.  That is a big part of our culture of commitment, integrity, accuracy, and service.

With 45 years of proven attentive service, production capabilities, a well-trained and loyal employee base, we are proud of the very favorable reputation we have enjoyed with so many consumer products companies.  Project manager representing major brands from Anacin® to Zyrtec® have been pleased to have Tenco be their “Go-To” company for responsive and reliable packaging solutions.

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