Name of Recipient:
Mr. Tan Kim Tjio
When one makes a purchase at a store, their desired purchase usually comes in a specially designed bag or a box, indicating the shop’s name, its outlets, and sometimes a beautifully designed artwork or logo. Simply reused a few times afterwards, not many stop to think about where and how these packaging came from. One of the companies that produce these packaging is Jetwind Printing and Packaging Pte Ltd, a company which specializes in the production and printing of such paper products.
Established by Mr. Tan Kim Tjio in 1993, Jetwind Printing and Packaging has had many years of experience in the printing industry. In a time where the demand for printing services is at an all time high, it seemed like a natural career move for Mr. Tan as he has acquired much experiences with printing machines. Now, their current service lineup includes production of paper carrier bags, packaging boxes, as well as non-woven bags. In addition to producing paper products, they also provide publishing services in brochures and corporate folders for their clients. Catering to their client’s every need; all their products and print material are meticulously produced according to their clients specifications and requests, matching professionalism with flexibility.
Jetwind Printing and Packaging is now a second generational family business, with brothers Mr. Allan Tan and Mr. Daniel Tan now managing much of the company’s day-to-day operations alongside their father. As they have been exposed to the business since they were younger, their transition to managing the business has largely been smooth.
However, with the company moving towards a new period in their history, there have been new challenges which the management has met. Although the brothers were familiar with the production aspect of the printing business, they found themselves going through a learning process when it comes to marketing and researching on their up and coming China-based companies which are making their mark on the Singapore printing industry.
To counter these problems, Jetwind Printing and Packaging strives to elevate their professional standards through their practices. Mr. Daniel Tan elaborates, “There will definitely be certain failures and mistakes, but practice makes perfect. By doing our own quality checks, we ensure that the standard of our services remains at the highest level.” To further accomplish this, Jetwind Printing and Packaging buys in their own paper, and they even have their own printing plant in China.
Now, Jetwind Printing and Packaging have truly established themselves in the printing industry in Singapore. Their long list of clients now include companies such as Charles and Keith, Citigems, Breadtalk, Hush Puppies and other well-known brands in Singapore.
As someone who is a second generational entrepreneur in the company, Mr. Daniel Tan knows well the pressures as well as the challenges that an aspiring entrepreneur will face. He thus has the following advice for those who are looking to join the race. “As an entrepreneur, you will carry on a lot more responsibilities than when you were just an employee. You would hence need plenty of patience, and show the utmost professionalism for whatever you do.” Commenting on the current state of the printing industry, he also has the following to add. “In the local printing industry, employing a Singaporean is very difficult. No doubt about it, this is hard work, which involves standing for long hours and heavy carrying, basically getting down and dirty with hands-on work. This is the same for other manual-based work out there.”
But as with other challenges they have faced, there is no doubt that Jetwind Printing and Packaging will cross the hurdle successfully when they reach it. And they have other goals in the horizon as well, such as increasing production rate and output in China, taking on more clients, but at the same time not compromising on their customization ability and quality. With an illustrious client list and two generations of expertise, we can only foresee great results ahead for Jetwind Printing and Packaging.
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