Professional in packaging and package design
”TAKAMURA Co., Ltd.” can solve customers’ problems
Our company will thoroughly listen to customers. We welcome customers asking us whether we can solve issues that they face in this age of globalization. We will design corrugated cardboard packages and wooden packages by understating the properties of each material.
After confirming conditions to be met, such as shapes, capacities, strength, payload for transportation and delivery time, we present ways and means by which the problems can be solved for drawing conclusions.
To satisfy conditions sought by customers, we perform our design work by assuming actual tasks on packaging lines, beginning with the selection of package materials. We have staff that can do this type of work.
We have tools that rank among the top in the industry, which enables us to produce prototypes promptly and flexibly. Needless to say, we put our merchandise to actual use to check and consider its suitability for the set conditions.
We can produce corrugated cardboard and wood for use as packaging materials, covering a wide range of materials including enhanced corrugated cardboard and microflute. Based on our long-nurtured business network, we can liaise our customers with other manufacturers and/or services providers that can meet various customer needs.
As a group of packaging professionals, we cover a range of tasks in one step, beginning from design through to manufacturing until delivery, giving due considerations to logistics costs before presenting proposals to our customers.
We have a consistent quality control process covering designing, trial production/testing, manufacturing and packaging. In addition to providing our customers with comprehensive proposal services, we offer optimized, highly competitive product designs. We never give up on any requirements for fulfilling “customer satisfaction” based on value analysis (VA) and value engineering (VE). In our pursuit for further improvement, we select materials by considering their potential usability, and by envisaging combinations of master crafting skills and advanced technologies from various perspectives while employing flexible ideas free from existing concepts and stereotypes.
Electrical and other devices packaging section award of the”2009 Japan Packaging Contest””Packaging of inner box for klystron using corrugated cardboard”
Large and heavy cargo packaging section award of the “2010 Japan Packaging Contest” “Packaging of medical equipment (diagnostic ultrasound system) using only corrugated cardboard”
Steps in the design process
1. Performing research on risks stemming from logistics environments, such as the number of vibrations in transportation and falling velocity
2. Examining the nature of packaged objects
3. Selecting most appropriate cushioning materials
4. Deciding designs by considering cushioning designs, packaging operations and logistic efficiency
5. Confirming compliance with RoHS Directive, ISPM No. 15/US Federal Specification/transportation
6. Reviewing excess packaging/packaging costs
7. Selecting materials with less environmental impact
8. Considering systems designed specifically to supply as much as is needed by our customers
9. Ensuring logistics systems for timely delivery to customers
10. Improving production sites for higher cost effectiveness
The first and foremost mission of transport packaging is to protect cargo with logistics processes. Testing of packaging materials is performed to check whether the degree of protection is adequate. There are two types of hazards that cargo in logistics processes are subject to; physical hazard and climatic hazard.
Refers to hazardous effects from external forces that may occur during transportation, loading and unloading, such as vibrations, impacts and pressures exerted by piling.
Refers to hazardous effects from changes in climatic conditions, such as splashes of rain and/or sea water, extreme temperatures and moisture, and unusual atmospheric pressure. Testing of transport packages is considered by hazard type, the methods for which are provided in JIS and other product quality standards. For physical hazards, packages are tested in terms of their resistance to falls, vibration, incline impact and compression. For climatic hazards, their resistance to spray water and moisture vapor transmission rate are tested.