Clute Packaging Systems Ltd. is very proud of the fact that we have continued to grow our business since its inception in 1985. One of the many facets of our business that has fostered growth is our adaptation of technology both within the company management process, as well as the services we provide to our customers.
Many of our clients are in the food and beverage manufacturing industry and that sector has continued its substantial growth with no end in sight.
Here are some facts from Invest in Ontario:
- Food and beverage manufacturing is now a $36.9-billion industry in Ontario
- Ontario is host to 52,000 Ontario farms,more than 200 agricultural commodities
- Ontario’s strategic location, combined with our extensive transportation infrastructure, allows us to reach 141 million consumers within a day’s drive of Ontario. This market is worth $19 TRILLION (with a T)
To service our growing customer base, and in turn to allow our customers to meet the ever-increasing demands of their markets, we have utilized technology in several areas.
“We are always looking for ways to make the business run more efficiently and effectively and to help pass on these efficiencies to our customers in terms of cost savings, better productivity, less downtime, faster response time” says company spokesperson Patricia Clute.
A good example of this forward thinking occurred when company founder Barry Clute purchased one of the very first IBM computers back in the 80’s, when they were very expensive. Barry understood that to provide the best customer service to an expanding customer base he had to embrace technology, and even though it meant a fairly long learning curve it was the right thing to do. “We aren’t afraid to be done with the old and take on the new even if it isn’t popular or well known. Barry is very forward thinking this way and has streamlined our business to make it increasingly more productive” explained Mrs Clute.
The purchase this year of a new service van further illustrates the customer oriented thinking that goes into the decision making process at Clute Packaging Systems. “We needed a new service van and although there were many to choose from that would have given us the storage capacity that we required, there was one that gave us something the others did not… the Ram ProMaster 2500 high roof increased headroom in the gives us the ability to work inside the van on a customer site. It may seem like a small thing but to us it means that in some cases we can complete a job onsite instead of driving back to our shop. So even though the van was more expensive, again, it was the right thing to do to provide the best customer service possible.” she said.
If you would like to see what Clute Packaging Systems Ltd. can do to enhance your business, feel free to contact us by phone through our toll free number 1-888-402-5883 or contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org