When Peter Schurman invented the double-wall blow molded carrying case in the 1960s, he revolutionized the packaging industry. Nothing else on the market came close to offering the same combination of affordability, utility, and durability. And that’s just as true today as it was 50 years ago.
That said, while Peter’s innovative spirit pervades all that we do at PFC, both the business landscape and our company have certainly changed over the decades. The manufacturers and distributors who we serve face a dizzying array of new challenges. Domestic competition has become global. The pace of innovation is speeding up. New products need to be developed and brought to market faster. Product life cycles are shorter. And the opportunity to manufacture and sell a particular product in high volume has been replaced by the need to offer multiple versions of that product, each tailored to the specific needs of individual global markets.
PFC has always offered the industry’s most innovative products as well as the best value. Today, however, we see our job as being much more than that – as helping our customers meet those new challenges. We understand that our customers face a much tougher challenge predicting demand for their products – and, in turn, how many cases they will need, where they will need them, and when. We’ve focused our entire business – every person, every process, every piece of equipment – on increasing our flexibility and responsiveness to enable us to provide just-in-time delivery and logistical assistance – even the warehousing of finished cases to meet unexpected demand.
At PFC, we do everything here in the U.S.A. – and we always will. We don’t subcontract work to other companies; we don’t outsource anything to foreign manufacturers. That means we can stay on top of every detail. No surprises.