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Tecnocap

South

supports us in analytics for the finished goods. You can
try to invent the crystal ball to see into the future, and
based on the database, we have we can try to see where
the market is going."

Working Together

tecnocap's internal
teams work closely to
accommodate clients'
customized needs.

plains. "This is a challenge manufacturing-wise because
the lines are designed to accommodate the need to be
responsive. We have a relatively short time to market unless something extremely customized comes in. We can
usually accommodate new projects from five weeks to
a couple months. When we survey our customer, we are
pretty quick in accommodating new requirements."
Not only can metal closures keep products fresher, but
they are more recyclable as well. Many food and cosmetics companies now prefer to house their products in glass
jars with a metal closure.
"The glass jars and metal closures are definitely a green
solution and highly recommended if you want the highest level of protection for food, along with compliance
with regulations in Europe and the United States," Ghigo says. "The glass jars and metal closures can stand heat
treatment for food, which is the best we can give to the
end-users. The cost is affordable and it is all recyclable.
Glass jars are preferred by top brands at the highest level
of the market. If you want to target private label to be perceived as the best product, you will usually do glass and
metal closures."
To help its customers further, Tecnocap implemented
a new IT system through Syspro. The company is now in
phase two of implementation, linking its production to
accounting. "The purchasing and supply chain system is
a state-of-the art tool that can give you forecasts," Ghigo says. "Being part of the metal industry, you can buy
plate overnight, but for the most part we have to get coils
from steel mills and lead time is three months. You have
to make a good projection and forecast that. Our system

Everything at Tecnocap is driven by customer needs. If
a customer requires a customized product, Tecnocap's
teams in service, production, engineering, manufacturing and distribution all work together to accommodate
that need. Thanks to this dedication, Tecnocap is having
the best three years of growth and sales in more than 10
years and Ghigo says 2016 was the best year ever.
"Hopefully, it will continue that way," he says. "The
way to implement success is communication. We implemented an internal newspaper with where we are going,
what we're doing, how we're doing it and spreading the
numbers internally. People should be aware of how their
business is doing - and the performance of Tecnocap is
great. Everyone can take credit for the result of that." mt

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