Technical Packaging Systems, headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, began in 1976 as Engineered Packaging Systems when it acquired Kalamazoo Rubber Stamp. In the early days we served primarily light industrial clients. We have since gravitated more to food and pharmaceutical companies’ packaging needs, although we are by no means restricted to those industries. We’ve also shifted from being a packaging distributor to a full-service packaging consultant. We still sell individual components and supplies, but we now design and implement full packaging systems, including start-up, and work on system optimization, as well as maintenance, with complete parts and service capability. We market in the Midwest, but we serve all plant locations of our clients.
One of our values is loyalty; we’re especially proud of a more than 30-year relationship with several of our suppliers. Our business has grown because we focus on our customers’ needs and apply our extensive knowledge and experience to solve their packaging problems. That has made many of our customers loyal to us.
We are an associate-owned company. All associates are empowered, everyone has a stake in our success, and we act like it. But we’re not individualistic. Our process is team based.