TPMS Change of Name to Tri-Wall Polska

TPMS Polska Sp. z o.o. has changed its name to Tri-Wall Polska Sp. z o.o. The change was effective as of December 29th, 2017. The existing email suffix “xxxx@tpms.pl” will be replaced by “xxxx@tri-wall.pl”. The company website will also be changed into www.tri-wall.pl. Tax number, bank accounts and all other information remain unchanged.

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2017 Tri-Wall International Innovation Contest

Monday, October 23 (Local time at Krakow, Poland) The 2017 Tri-Wall International Innovation Contest was held at the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow, Poland. Over 70 participants across all Tri-Wall regions attended the contest. Nine teams, selected from the preliminary competitions held in each region earlier this year, brought nine wonderful presentations which highlighted the essence of this competition – innovation. These nine teams included: Tri-Wall Kunshan, Fuji Chemical, Tri-Wall India, Starway Ecological Production, Tri-Wall South Asia (jointly presented by TW Singapore and TW Malaysia), Takamura, TPMS, Tri-Wall Europe and Tri-Wall Vietnam.

As a long-standing event in the Tri-Wall Group, the Innovation Contest serves three major purposes:

  1. To match the development strategy of the Tri-Wall Group – Innovation is a key factor to improve the company’s operation efficiency.
  2. To make the Company sustainable – Through the contest, we were able to utilize and understand the value of the Tri-Wall brand, network and culture.
  3. To strengthen the networking within our group – share and exchange ideas with different regions.

Hosted by Mr. Hitoshi Furukawa and Ms. Joan Zhu, the contest started at 9:00 am. Chairman of the Tri-Wall Group, Mr. Yuji Suzuki, gave a warm welcome speech to participants from all over the world. Mr. Hirofumi Hori from Rengo Group also expressed his encouragement and introduced Rengo’s Vision 110, a challenge formulated to celebrate Rengo’s 110th anniversary in 2019. The jury of this year’s Contest was made up of 10 members from the management team of our group as well as Mr. Hori.

In the allocated 15 minutes, contestants introduced their innovative solutions in various fields with wonderful presentation skills. The jury team watched and evaluated each presentation carefully. In the Q&A section, presenters were challenged by the jury team and the audience with questions from all perspectives, and the presenters were able to achieve outstanding performance with quick and satisfactory responses. This was a great chance to discuss and exchange ideas.

After the 9-hour competition, an award ceremony was arranged for everyone to enjoy during the evening. After the rankings were announced, Mr. Suzuki presented the awards to all winners. The top three winners were:

1st Prize: TPMS
2nd Prize: TAKAMURA
3rd Prize: Tri-Wall Vietnam

(Mr. Suzuki and the winning teams)

 
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all of the hard work and support provided by the lovely people at TPMS. Next year, the Tri-Wall International Innovation Contest will be held in China.

SEE YOU IN CHINA NEXT YEAR!

Tri-Wall Acquires Shares in Manufacturer of Heavy Duty Packaging Materials in the United Kingdom

We are pleased to announce that Tri-Wall Limited has acquired a 95.02% stake in Welsh Boxes and Engineering (Holding Company) Limited, the parent company of Welsh Boxes and Engineering Company Limited (both companies will be referred to hereafter as “Welsh Boxes”). Welsh Boxes is a manufacturer of heavy duty packaging materials in Wales, United Kingdom.

Welsh Boxes has its head office and plant in Swansea (Wales, United Kingdom). It manufactures and sells a range of products, including heavy duty and general purpose corrugated boxes, and timber packaging. It also sells miscellaneous packaging materials.

The Tri-Wall Group carries out its packaging materials business related to heavy duty corrugated packaging mainly in Asia and Europe. Up till now, Tri-Wall Europe Limited has been manufacturing and selling heavy duty corrugated board and boxes in the United Kingdom. By adding Welsh Boxes as a new converting plant, Tri-Wall aims to strengthen its supply system in the United Kingdom and Europe so as to meet an even wider range of packaging needs, and at the same time further expand its business.

Overview of Welsh Boxes and Engineering (Holding Company) Limited

Address 2 Pleasant Road, Swansea, SA4 9WH, United Kingdom
Representative Gregory Franklyn Davies
Shareholders Tri-Wall Group (95.02%) and others
Main business Holding company

Overview of Welsh Boxes and Engineering Company Limited

Address 2 Pleasant Road, Swansea, SA4 9WH, United Kingdom
Representative Gregory Franklyn Davies
Shareholders Welsh Boxes and Engineering (Holding Company) Limited 100%
Main business Manufacturing and sales of heavy duty and general purpose corrugated boxes, 
timber packaging, etc.
Sales of miscellaneous packaging materials
Net sales 5.868 million pounds (approx. 822 million yen) (actual sales in fiscal 2016)

Tri-Wall Establishes Joint Venture in Michigan, United States

We are pleased to announce that Tri-Wall Limited has established TW Michigan Inc., a joint venture in Michigan, United States, for manufacturing and sales of heavy duty packaging materials.

TW Michigan is a joint venture with HG Packaging, LLC, a company located in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan which mainly supplies heavy duty packaging for automobile component manufacturers.

The Tri-Wall Group carries out its business related to heavy duty corrugated packaging mainly in Asia and Europe. By having this manufacturing and sales location in the United States, where the manufacturing sector, including the automobile industry, is expected to return, Tri-Wall aims to further strengthen its business and meet packaging needs which are becoming more diverse and global.

Overview of TW Michigan Inc.

Address 28501 Goddard, Suite #100-103, Romulus Michigan 48174, U.S.A.
Representative Bernhard Reumuller
Shareholders Tri-Wall Group (51%), HG Packaging, LLC (49%)
Main business Manufacturing and sales of heavy duty packaging materials

Tri-Wall Invests in Polish Manufacturer of Heavy Duty Packaging Materials

We are pleased to announce that Tri-Wall Limited has acquired 58% of the share capital in TPMS Polska Sp. z o.o., a manufacturer of heavy duty packaging materials in Poland.

TPMS Polska has its head office and plant near Kraków, a city in the southern part of Poland, as well as subsidiaries in Germany and Slovakia, and mainly supplies packaging materials, such as heavy duty corrugated packaging for automobile component manufacturers. Its strength lies in designing, proposing, and delivering just-in-time the most appropriate packaging that meets customers’ needs by combining various types of materials.

The Tri-Wall Group carries out its business related to heavy duty corrugated packaging mainly in Asia and Europe. By having business locations in East Europe, where the demand for heavy duty packaging materials is rising with the increasing numbers of automobile component manufacturers in the region, Tri-Wall aims to strengthen its business base and further enhance its supply system to meet the various packaging needs in Europe.

Overview of TPMS Polska Sp. z o.o.

Address ul. Ofiar Katynia 5, Kopanka 32-050, Skawina, Poland
Representative Yuji Suzuki
Shareholders Tri-Wall Group (58%) and others
Main business Manufacturing and sales of heavy duty packaging materials
Net sales 86.708 million złoty (approximately 2.6 billion yen) (actual sales in fiscal 2016)

Announcement of new management

Press Release(PDF).

Donoghue Packaging Joins the TWE Fabricator Group

Donoghue Packaging is a multi-material fabricator based in Cork, Ireland with a focus on value added designs, predominantly servicing the high end electronics and manufacturing sectors in Ireland. Most of the work contains not only a range of corrugated solutions but also complex designs from foam, metal and wood. With a high service offering, composite pack assembly and a wide range of manufacturing processes, Donoghue is a very capable fabricator.

Following the signing of Suttons Performance Packaging earlier in 2016, Donoghue further strengthens the Tri-Wall Europe Fabricator network and reaffirms Tri-Wall’s commitment to building and supporting its network.

Material x Design Exhibition in Hong Kong

Tri-Wall is the global brand which is synonymous with high quality heavy duty cardboard material. After establishing a strong foothold in the packaging material market for automobile parts and other heavy industrials, Tri-Wall would like to search for new possibilities through creative projects in the academia-industry.

In cooperation with the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Birmingham City University (BCU), Tri-Wall is developing creative designs to showcase including point of purchase (POP) and furniture displays environmental friendliness, strength, ease of processing – these advantages of Tri-Wall combined with the free inspiration and design skills of HKDI and BCU students have extended the possibilities of Tri-Wall’s heavy duty cardboard material, which was shown to the public in June, 2016 at PMQ, the cultural center of Hong Kong.

“New Style makes New Value – the ecoffin” showed remarkable progress at the Business Fair

WiLLiFE K.K (Tokyo, Japan) exhibited and introduced its line-up of ecoffin products at the Funeral Business Fair held on July 5th and 6th at the exhibition hall of Yokohama Pacific, Yokohama-City in Japan.

The main material for all five of these ecoffins is Tri-Wall’s Bi-Wall Pak or a combination of Tri-Wall Pak and wood from forest thinning. During the past several years WiLLiFE and Heiwa Casket have worked hard in developing eco-friendly coffin products using Tri-Wall Pak and Bi-Wall Pak. They have learned how to make use of Tri-Wall materials and how best to design each ecoffin so that it is acceptable to the market.

Mr. Masuda, President of WiLLiFE says, “During this two-day exhibition, we received numerous interesting inquiries, not only to supply ecoffin products, but also to develop new items such as display items, which use Tri-Wall Pak”.

Tri-Wall Package Competition was launched at Tianjin University of Commerce

On 22nd May, the final of “2016 Tri-Wall Package Competition” was launched at Tianjin University of Commerce with the topic of “Beautiful life and happy packaging”. The competition was hosted by Tianjin University of Commerce and sponsored by Tri-Wall China. The judge panel was composed of senior scholars and business representatives which ensured the authority and justice of this competition. The projects were closely related to the topic from Tri-Wall with features of practical and producible. Meanwhile, all the projects showed the environmental-friendly feature of Tri-Wall materials. At the end, the design of Wang Xuelian from North China University of science and technology won the 1st place with her design of Children Table and chair package design. The “Groove packing” of Wang Xizu from Tianjin University of Commerce got the Viewer’s Choice Award.