New lacquering and metallizing facility

Almost 10 years ago to the day, Toly China was opened with just five moulding machines, two assembly lines on only two floors of a brand new building. Today, Toly occupies all five floors of the building, with 26 moulding machines, 14 assembly lines housed in a clean-room environment, with in-line decoration and some automated assembly.

The highlight of the event was the unveiling of Toly’s brand new lacquering and metallizing plant on the top floor of the building.

Also on display during the inauguration ceremony were automated assembly lines and all the decorating capabilities that also are available in Toly’s European manufacturing centre in Malta.

In his speech, Andy Gatesy, Chairman & CEO of the Toly Group, stated that ’’Toly China is a European style operation, based upon lean manufacturing principles and a much lower head count than a traditional Chinese factory. With our new internal lacquering and metallizing line, Toly China is now fully integrated and able to support global customers with competitive pricing and strategic launches. With more than 45 years experience from our lead plant in Malta, we are able to transfer technologies and systems to China.’’

Since 2007, Toly China has been ISO 9001 certified and is currently working hard to achieve ISO 14001 certification over the next few months.

International manufacturing network

The Toly Group also has two plants in South Korea - one focussed upon airless packaging whilst a brand new one, opened earlier this year, produces complementary packaging for both skin care and make up brands.

The Toly Group continues its expansion in the global market and is showing strong growth in 2015, according to the company’s management. “With its new innovation centre in Malta, Toly is leading the industry in terms of creative packaging and the company continues to evolve and adapt to the ever changing market. Innovation is the key to survival but teamwork is the key to success,” claimed the company.