The products are manufactured at our factory in Thailand. The facility employs “clean-room” production techniques for these products used for food packaging. We are now investing in a new factory nearby factories #1 & #2. This factory #3 will be in full operation in early 2004 and will include the large manufacturing building, an administration building and a building for employee activities including a canteen, shower rooms and recreation area. Additional land adjacent to the new factory has been acquired for future growth.
The bags are shipped by container vessel from Port Laem Chebang in Thailand directly to Port of Long Beach, CA. There are three direct sailings per week [17 days sailing] from Laem Chebang to Long Beach. The containers clear US Customs and are unloaded upon arrival. The full pallets are then loaded on trucks for delivery to our distributors and their growers.
SBI sells through distributors at “delivered to your warehouse” prices. This provides you with the high quality and lower cost available from our Thai factory and you avoid the “hassles” of importing. We oversee the production and shipping schedules to assure timely delivery. Expedited air shipment orders are also available at additional cost for those “last minute” orders.
New potential customers requesting special artwork are provided with product samples and printouts of their special artwork for approval. Once approved, the final artwork is sent via Internet directly to our Thai factory where the printing plates are made and the printing and bag making operations are done. We have just installed a new state-of-art 8 color printing line to provide the highest quality printing. We can do “spot printing” – up to 6 color or 4-color “process printing”.
As we begin our seventeenth year of operation, we are proud of our record of producing high quality products and delivering “on time”. Our goals are to support our distributors and provide fast-personalized service for your produce bag needs. We want to be your bag supplier.