TriEnda and Good360: A partnership in Charity

TriEnda has donated 5,000 emergency mattresses to be distributed by charity organization Good360.

TriEnda created emergency hospital beds during the Covid-19 Pandemic to help accommodate the overcrowding in medical facilities. After the pandemic, the company had mattresses that were no longer needed. The TriEnda  team still wanted the product to be used to help those in need, after connecting with Good360 both teams realized that a lot of people could be helped quickly and comfortably with the partnership.

Based on the size and specifications of the mattresses, Good360 found locations and organizations that were most in need of mattresses to provide a safe and comfortable place for those in crisis to rest. The five-thousand mattresses have now been allocated and shipped.  We will be posting updates as the products are deployed in the field and used for those in need. We are excited to see the impact that this $500,000 donation has on these crisis organizations and the communities they serve. 

Advantages of BigPak® Sleeve Packs

Discover the advantages of the dependable TriEnda BigPak® Sleeve Packs.

Among many of TriEnda’s durable, HDPE, material handling solutions are our BigPak® Sleeve Packs. These reusable bulk containers lower costs and improve convenience with lightweight sleeves and interchangeable pallets and lids that are available in six sizes and configuration options. Discover the features that make the BigPak® the top-of-the-line sleeve pack in the industry.

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Durable – Constructed of thermoformed custom HDPE materials, BigPak® Sleeve Packs are durable and long-lasting, resistant to impact, weather, and humidity. Yet, they’re lightweight for better ergonomics. You can count on our sleeve packs to protect your materials and products and reduce the risk of damage during shipping and storage.

 

Long-lasting – Our reusable bulk containers retain their shape, size, and weight and won’t warp, shrink, or swell like wooden pallets, making them ideal for automated material handling equipment. Because of their long life, bulk containers are your economical choice. Compared with wood pallets that only last a dozen or fewer uses, BigPak® Sleeve Packs can be reused hundreds of times, reducing the total cost of ownership.

 

Eco-friendly – Reusable bulk containers are an eco-friendly solution because they’re returnable and reusable time after time, and fully recyclable at the end of useful life, saving you money over the long term on waste and disposal costs and lowering the product’s environmental impact.

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Sanitary – Our sleeve packs and many of our pallets are ideal for industries such as grocery, food, beverage, and pharmaceuticals thanks to sanitary, easy-to-clean surfaces that help protect against microbes and other contaminants.

 

Cost and storage savings – The advanced, low-profile design of BigPak® Sleeve Packs, including nestable plastic pallets and covers and interlocking pallet legs, cut down on storage space needs and help reduce costs.

 

Flexible – The mirror image pallet and lid pieces are interchangeable for increased flexibility. Our BigPak® 40×48 TP-TC Conveyable model features the Ever-Lock2® locking option and includes a conveyable cover lid for additional storage options.

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Customizable – BigPak® Sleeve Packs are highly customizable to meet the specific shipping and storage needs of your business. There are several collapsible sleeve choices, including Fiberboard Z-fold, Twin Sheet Thermoformed, or Fluted Plastic sleeves. Locking options include Ever-Lock2® and the Peanut Lock, which provide security without the need for stretch wrapping. Choose from a wide range of colors and striping options or add a custom logo for product identification and brand identity. We can also craft leg drain holes for added moisture resistance.

From durability and cost savings to hygiene and customization, BigPak® Sleeve Packs have been thoughtfully designed, rigorously tested, and are a long-standing dependable product in the sleeve pack market. Want to know more about our products? Contact us today!

Meet Our Team: Pieter Lesterhuis

The Meet Our Team blog series gives you an inside look into our team members’ careers, exciting new projects, history with KFI, and a general introduction to some of our key players! We hope you enjoy this, and many more blogs, that give you a better idea of the people behind the operation here at KFI.

Our seventh highlight features our Chief Financial Officer here at KFI, Pieter Lesterhuis! Pieter has overseen all financial operations for both TriEnda and Penda for nearly four years. Learn more about his role below!

Q: What is your job title?

A:  Chief Financial Officer for Kruger Family Industries.

Q: How long have you been with KFI?

A:  Nearly four years.

Q: What do your day-to-day responsibilities look like?

A: My daily responsibilities include all aspects of the enterprise’s well-being, which not only involves managing the enterprise’s finances but also includes ensuring appropriate risk management is undertaken in both the US and Mexico.  My responsibilities range from finance, accounting, real estate, insurance, legal, and information technology.  On a daily basis, I support various operational decision-making efforts and am deeply involved in partnering with various other verticals such as supply chain, operations, marketing, and sales in order to offer advice, counsel, and provide a voice of reason.  My involvement in operations includes understanding our business model, and the industry, and being able to leverage this knowledge to constructively challenge the commercial and operational teams. I work to ensure that business decisions are grounded in solid financial insights on a global basis and clearly focused on contributing to our long-term strategy.

Q: What is your favorite part of working for KFI?

A:  My favorite part is the culture and the people.  Due to our ownership structure and being a family-owned manufacturing conglomerate, KFI has a longer-term view of the overall success of the organization to scale our platform.  This allows us to utilize our deep industry experience, operating assets, and exceptional people to build an enterprise based on a long-term vision and appropriate end market diversification to leverage our strengths and unique value proposition.

Q: Can you share a project that your department accomplished that you feel proud of?

A:  Although there are a number of accomplishments that we as a team should be proud of, the most significant, I feel, is the fact that collectively KFI has successfully implemented a fairly complicated ERP instance as part of our overall digital transformation in record time. This speaks volumes and supports the fact that today we operate as one enterprise, one team, one company, and one culture.  This is clearly supported by the tremendous backlog with top tear clients in a multitude of end markets such as the automotive, consumer, battery packaging and grocery industries.  Continuing our operations and financing this growth and diversification during the recent turbulent times as it relates to human capital, supply chain and global economic and political instability has proven the strength of our enterprise and the dedication of our colleagues.

Q: How does your department embody KFI’s values?

A:  Our department continuously focuses on moving the needle, getting things done and addressing the issue, and fixing the problem.  Examples of this include asking ourselves how we can be more efficient with our time and better support our colleagues throughout KFI and creating best-in-class IT and Accounting / Finance departments.  Comparatively speaking – KFI runs with a minimal finance/accounting and IT team.   Our success has been built on efficiencies driven by the digital transformation, continuous improvement, and communication internally to support our colleagues throughout the organization at our plants in the US and Mexico.  The team is operationally focused, process-oriented, and growth-driven!

Q: What is your favorite memory from working at KFI?

A:  My favorite memory consists of the fact that KFI was able to pull together and successfully diversify our end markets and continued to prosper in arguably the most difficult economic environment many of us have seen.  Seeing the entrepreneurial focus, broad and deep dedication and personally having the opportunity to support the growth and diversification, as well as all the colleagues I have the opportunity to interact with on a daily basis has been excessively rewarding.   

Interested in being a part of our team? Apply today, we can’t wait to meet you!