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Vision:

To be recognised amongst the top five flexible packaging manufacturers in the Asia Pacific Region by 2010.

Mission:

To maintain our position of leadership in the flexible packaging industry through building upon our existing businesses, operating in market segments where we have the opportunity to become the recognised leader and through application of emerging technology to manufacture innovative products at competitive cost.

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Values:

Integrity: Honesty and fairness are essential to the way we do business and we interact with people. We shall consistently treat our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and the community with honesty, dignity, fairness, and respect. We shall conduct our business with the highest ethical standards.
Customer: Customer satisfaction is the source of employee, shareholder, supplier and community benefits. We shall exceed customer expectation through continuous improvement in quality, service, productivity, and lead time reduction.
Employees: Involvement of our people in the business is the foundation of our strength. We are committed to their fair and effective selection, development, motivation, and recognition. We will provide employees with the tools, training, and support to achieve excellence in customer satisfaction.
Innovation: We shall seek improvement and innovation in all elements of our business through application of world-class technology to our products, processes, and services.
Safety & Environment: Our products, services, and workplaces shall reflect our belief that what is good for the environment and safety & health of all people is good for The Merchants.

Objectives:

TO MEET or exceed our customer's expectations, producing superior quality and exceptional service at a fair profit.
TO PROVIDE services and produce products which value, performance, and market success for our customers.
TO FOCUS on continuous improvement and constantly strive for total quality in all areas.
TO ESTABLISH an absolute commitment to customer satisfaction through establishing an empowered team of employees.

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Packaging in Bangladesh:

Printing and Packaging in Bangladesh is comparatively a young industry by world standards. However, from a very modest beginning the packaging industry has come of age now and has really taken off during the last two decades or so. Today it can be said with pride that all types of packaging products specially based on paper and paper board, plastic film, aluminium foil are manufactured locally. Quality of locally produced packaging material are excellent and comparable to international standard.

Packaging industries are fully capable to meet the local requiremnts. There are also sufficient technical manpower to run these industries. The local industries are regularly updating the their technical know-how keeping in line with the technological advancement of this sector. The pre-press facilities available here are also upto the highest standard of the present age.

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Our Background:

Founded in 1983 as the pioneer flexible packaging manufacturer with the goal of providing innovative products locally to meet or exceed customer expectations in very focused products and applications. To this date this company has retained its leadership position in the specialty and flexible packaging market and has grown its reputation as a national company recognized for integrity, innovation, absolute commitment to customer service and value through complete quality and process management. The company's first plant was a 25,000 square foot facility in BSIC Industrial Area, Tongi, Dhaka. Business expanded at a comfortable rate and in 1995 acquisition of 60,000 square foot manufacturing space was made adjacent to existing site and in 2001 the operation expanded to Pagar, Tongi, where 130,000 square foot green field site was purchased.

The Merchants Limited is a custom manufacturer and converter of flexible packing materials. Specialising in manufacturing plain and printed pre-made barrier and high barrier bags, pouches and various kind of laminated flexible packaging films, The Merchants provides flexible packaging solutions for customer in food, prepared food, spices, medical, pharmaceutical, nutritional, confectionary, personal products, and non-food industries.

With over 30 years of packaging experience, The Merchants Limited has re-engineered the model for a packaging company. The Merchants is not only a packaging vendor; they are the marketing partners of customers - a partner that understands the necessity of packages innovation and its contribution in enhancing sales. Use of innovative design, techniques, and materials combined with a tremendous reputation give The Merchants Ltd. distinct competitive advantages.

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Manufacturing Capabilities:

The Merchants was established on wealth of knowledge and experience of its founder in flexible packaging and on his ability to exploit emerging technology for manufacturing innovative products. The company has wide range of sophisticated converting equipments and long term reliable resources that gives it the capability and flexibility to meet all packaging needs of customers. Typical manufacturing facilities available are:

· Bag manufacturing
· Pouch manufacturing
· Four colour flexographic printing
· Eight colour gravure printing
· Laminating
· Slitting
· Tube stock

Feature on bags: Flat bottom seal, lap seal, fin seal, crimp bottom seal, and gusset capabilities.
Feature on pouches: Three side seal, Two side seal, One side seal, and Zipper capabilities.
Feature on printing: Surface and reverse printing capabilities.
Features on lamination: Adhesive or extrusion laminating films.

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Packaging applications:

The Merchants is geared to provide products in different gauges, width, length and film structures to meet customer specification and specific needs. The bags, pouches and films are custom designed according to customer specifications and applications. Products are supplied to the following industries:

· Cigarette
· Cosmetics & Toiletries
· Food products
· Detergent
· Pharmaceutical
· Insecticide & pesticide
· Spices

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