Speaking with Daniel Chen at Pin Mao, we learned that the secret to their steady success has been the ability to pull out the right solution for the right brand. By offering a staggeringly wide array of standard items, Pin Mao always seems to have the right configuration available for its customers, no matter what sort of personal care product they're launching.
Daniel, what do you do at Pin Mao?
I work at the company's primary location in Taiwan. I work closely with the production team and sales teams to make sure all our projects are well-organized. It’s very important to me to make sure all our customers are provided with excellent service. My role is to ensure every project goes according to plan. I make sure that each project is completed efficiently within the agreed-upon timeframe.
What exactly is Pin Mao all about as a company?
We focus on providing professional plastic packaging to a number of beauty and cosmetic companies. In 1989, Pin Mao started as a simple OEM company for brands in those sectors. Gradually we began to develop our own designs and to focus on creating innovative packaging. We felt we needed to create items that had not been seen previously to satisfy the rapidly growing market demand and to differentiate ourselves from other companies in our space.
What differentiates Pin Mao from other packaging providers?
In Pin Mao’s catalog, we have an incredibly wide range of standard products in numerous materials. The sheer number of moulds we own is far and away the largest collection in our region. Thus, we provide original innovative designs to companies looking for unique branding. We believe this is what makes Pin Mao the first choice for the international companies with which we work, and we make sure we always provide the most advanced packaging designs.
What sort of manufacturing do you do?
We provide OEM and ODM packaging production services. Our OEM lines are the bulk of our catalogue, where companies take standard products and then use our myriad decoration options to make their packaging unique. We've built an advanced facility to offer product development and design services, customized moulding, and tooling services to round out our offering. We're different from most mid-sized packaging factories, we have our own packaging assembly and decoration workshop, it makes it easier to provide one-stop service and prevent unnecessary transit or waste costs.
In 2016 we introduced several new PP tottle packaging designs, we updated our thick wall PET bottle designs, and incorporated new PETG bottle designs. We will continue to provide more options in 2017, and there will be two new product types announced in 2017.
Internationally, what markets does your company target?
Most of our customers are in Europe and North America, and we have successfully established a position in our domestic market with many Taiwanese companies. However, most of our Taiwanese business partners are either distributors or trading companies. For us, there’s no difference in quality, price, or lead time when we fulfil domestic orders or orders overseas.
Have you made headway with large firms over the last few years?
Yes, of course. Having started out with standard OEM lines, we have continued our relationships with large companies, some of whom have entrusted us with their ODM projects, including Estée Lauder, LVMH Group, L’Oréal, Disney, and many others.
What changes has your firm undergone over the last decade?
When we started, Pin Mao worked with Taiwanese trading companies, we provided OEM packaging manufacturing. In 1999, we established our own R&D team and started to create original packaging designs. We introduced ourselves to the global market, and went to several international professional exhibitions. We also invested in Suzhou Yuga in China, started our multi-national network, and worked with color cosmetic brands beyond skin care companies. For years, we had focused on catching up with international standards by improving our facilities. Pin Mao factories are ISO9001, SA8000, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. By continuously updating our production equipment, we are now able to provide one-stop service for moulding, tooling, production, and packaging decoration.
How has integrating ODM into your offering worked out thus far?
Pretty well, it has opened up a lot of business for us, and will continue to do so in future. Based on our recent observations, the consumer market is changing rapidly and Pin Mao will certainly be a part of it. We can fulfill the current demand by providing more cost-effective and eco-friendly packaging solutions. We have a big project going on right now and we will introduce two new product lines in 2017. They're totally different from what we offer now (PET, PP, PE, PETG packaging), and we are confident that this will certainly be a positive change for all beauty and cosmetic companies by providing better packaging solution and service.
What is Pin Mao's greatest professional challenge, currently?
Due to Taiwan's population declining significantly in recent years, we are constantly facing the issue of a shortage of human resources. However, this was already foreseen, and we had a solution well-planned. We will soon upgrade all our facilities in order to drive full automation very shortly.
How is Pin Mao doing in the digital marketing space?
We’ve been working with Webpac team since 2012 when we started to use Webpackaging as our web marketing tool to put ourselves in the international market. In 2014, we decided to update our web site with Webpac as well. Everything has turned out quite well, we now have a user-friendly online catalog, an excellent web site, and a great digital marketing tool. We’ve gotten promoted regularly and enjoy a lot of positive visibility worldwide. For us, being a professional packaging supplier, Webpackaging is the right place to drive exposure and generate business. We plan to explore more possibilities with the Webpac team and on Webpackaging.
Pin Mao advocates environmental protection with its PCR resin product range
Since the achievement of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Certification in 2005, Pin Mao has been determinedly dedicated to protecting the world around us. The packaging supplier’s eco-sensitivity is acute, and the launch of its latest line of PCR resin products demonstrates no faltering in the company’s commitment to sustainability practices.
Pin Mao invests in new technology: UV Direct Injection
Pin Mao Plastic Industry, headquartered in Taiwan and serving brands worldwide, constantly develops new packaging product offerings to ensure brands can launch their product lines quickly and easily. Pin Mao has recently invested in new, cutting edge UV Direct Injection technology so it can provide even more decoration options to its clients.
Serum bottles and ampoules
One of the best solutions for keeping products clean is the single-use ampoule or serum bottle, normally featuring a snap off closure to ensure a lack of contamination. The problem is, many products are to be used in multiple doses though they're packaged for one-time use. Pin Mao has elegantly solved this dilemma by offering a new system that combines the hygiene of a snap-off top with the convenience of a screw top closure.
Roses and pearls for dreamy compacts
Pin Mao's products are easily recognizable by packaging buyers around the world as the Taiwanese company's packaging products are designed and produced to perform well for at least the duration of the product as a minimum, in shapes, colours and finishes that always stand out from the packaging crowd. The oyster compact is one such example with its intriguing shape and pearl finish.
Pin Mao's playful colour compacts for fun-loving consumers
Ever creative, Pin Mao's latest release has been designed especially for the younger generation as well as those that are very much young at heart. Taking advantage of a simple oval shape, the new IEP series of compacts takes advantage of bright pastel colours with a clean finish.
Two variations for Pin Mao's square PET bottle range
Pin Mao's clear square PET bottles are the ideal plastic bottle design for cosmetic formulations. The highly regarded Asian packaging company specializes in producing stylish plastic packaging for the personal care industry and the RS line of PET bottles has been designed in 2 chic variations.
Pin Mao releases a line of droppers, with both single-use and reusable options
Pin Mao's latest packaging concept is the much awaited KL Series, designed after receiving extensive feedback from clients and interested firms. The KL line offers convenience and ease of use for pharmaceutical treatments as well as high end beauty or cosmeceutical treatments.
Jars with different capacities in the same amount of space
Pin Mao has released a set of jars for cosmetics or personal care treatments that offer a clever design feature brands can use to their advantage. The MU series offers different capacities can be set into one of a pair of jar concepts in order to provide the exact right dose.
Getting in shape for the new year
Pin Mao, one of Asia's leading packaging firms focusing on the personal care and cosmetic markets, has released a number of new PETG items with similar, elegant shapes sure to turn heads. The best part is that companies can select between two configurations: mass-market, light items or luxurious heavy-base items with thick walls.
Pin Mao releases new sets of matching bottles and tottles
One of the easiest ways a company can impress consumers while maintaining consistent branding is to market personal care or beauty products in matching or complementary packaging. Pin Mao has released small format bottles and tottles that are perfect for developing full lines with numerous products.
Pin Mao's premier airless pump pack
Pin Mao has produced a number of packaging concepts for a variety of international clients. Many packaging technologists, however, don't realize how intrinsic Pin Mao has been to the expansion of airless packaging throughout the cosmetic and personal care markets. A great example of Pin Mao's knowledge of airless technology is the firm's EL line of airless pumps, an item that's nearly unique in the industry.
Pin Mao is an internationally oriented producer of cosmetic and personal care packaging items, specializing in offering an incredibly wide array of containers and dispensing items to match just about any product on the market. A new initiative by the firm is to offer a convenient and simple item where smaller sizes in the line are ideal for easily carrying about in a purse or bag whereas the larger items can kept at home as a functional and decorative bathroom or dressing table item.
Pin Mao Plastic Industry Co., Ltd has been dedicated to cosmetic packaging research and development for a number of years now, and has garnered a reputation for offering an incredible number of standard lines that are easily decorated to create unique packaging concepts. The company has recently released its latest line, the IL series, with a simple, elegant silhouette that can make an excellent addition to existing personal care brand lines or serve as the centrepiece for a new market launch. Featuring an octagonal shape, the IL series is an eye-catching piece.
One of the most common plastic materials that has been massively adopted by the packaging space is PETG. Pin Mao Plastic Industry Co. Ltd., a leading Taiwanese packaging manufacturer, has just released two complementary ranges, the TL bottle series and the TP jar series, offering exceptional value to beauty and cosmetic companies. The notable design of the hourglass shaped TL bottles feature an additional top collar design making the line distinctive from other PETG packaging.
Pin Mao, one of Asia's leading producers of packaging for a wide array of sectors, has upgraded its existing single-use line of ampoules and serum bottles. The range has been improved with a number of material and closure options designed to offer firms, particularly those in the pharma space, a wider selection of packaging.
Pin Mao has released a variety of interesting closure and bottle combination packs of late, with several having made waves in the personal care and cosmetic spaces thanks to engaging silhouettes and high quality production. The company's latest offering is no exception, offering Pin Mao's AccuTip closure head with a number of fantastic new squeeze bottle shapes.
For over two decades, Pin Mao Plastic Industry Co., Ltd has been dedicated to cosmetic packaging research and development. The company has released a set of gorgeous round format jars that offer companies the distinct possibility of creating a full line, the result of the company offering more than the standard 4 or 5 sizes normally associated with jar products.
Pin Mao is no stranger to producing scintillating packaging solutions in PET. The company has numerous ranges of containers designed to provide companies with a lightweight alternative to glass while still offering perfect clarity and brilliance. Pin Mao's latest line of droppers is no exception: The bottles are composed of light and lambent PET that manage to bounce light playfully between their facets, attracting the eye and presenting an apparent luxury item.
Everybody that shops at a pharmacy, drug store, or health shop is familiar with the paradigm of the dropper. Droppers in this day and age fall into two primary classes: ones that have a bulb up top as part of the closure for dispensing or ones actuated by squeezing the container. In this latter category, Pin Mao has released an intriguing new design that we've come to call the "Dropper Mouse", due to the distinctive silhouette.
For over two decades, Pin Mao Plastic Industry Co., Ltd has been dedicated to cosmetic packaging research and development. The company has released a line of simple and clean bottles, perfect for a personal care line. The containers offer some of the most extensive decorating space available on the market, with a reduced total diameter.
Pin Mao, one of Taiwan's best sources for cosmetic and personal care packaging solutions, has released new jars with highly compatible liner inserts. The new inserts ensure that gel and cream products are kept in place without succumbing to many issues related to compatibility, including discolouring or premature spoiling.
Pin Mao has recently released an array of standard jars for the cosmetic and personal care spaces, best for creams and gels targeted to the premium, masstige, and cosmeceutical niches. The jars offer the traditional clean lines consumers are accustomed to, but are an improvement over contemporary offerings.
For over two decades, Pin Mao Plastic Industry Co., Ltd has been dedicated to cosmetic packaging research and development. The company has released a set of attractive square jars that are perfect for precious personal care products or cosmetic items. The jars are incredibly light and provide an excellent choice for bringing down shipping and material costs.
For over two decades, Pin Mao Plastic Industry Co., Ltd has been dedicated to cosmetic packaging research and development. The company has released a set of radiant "prism" bottles made of incredibly clear PET-G that enhance contained products by capturing and magnifying reflected light in a way that's unlike other square bottles on the market.
Pin Mao has recently released an array of beautifully crafted airless bottle solutions, both elegant and smartly designed to protect products against external contaminants. As today’s market treads down a path evermore filled with oxygen-sensitive formulas, the airless bottle will become the ideal solution for those in the cosmetics industry. These new series from Pin Mao offer a wide range of effective, yet beautifully engineered packaging selections.
For over two decades, Pin Mao Plastic Industry Co., Ltd has been dedicated to cosmetic packaging research and development. The company has released its new ET-series, an achievement for the firm with regard to square bottle packaging. Made of durable and clear PET-G, the new square bottles take the best design concepts from the company's M-series diamond jars to create a stunningly shiny bottle that captures and magnifies reflected light unlike other square bottles on the market.
The capacity of diamonds to resist scratching and their remarkable optical characteristics have inspired Pin Mao to create the M-series, otherwise known as “Treasure your treasure”. The line of jars (Pin Mao’s innovate design patent No. D084376) has been designed to look reminiscent of an Asscher cut diamond.
- Sophie Tu
- Created 07 Feb 2017
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