Totai America was founded in 1981, but our history goes further back. Our parent company, Totai Company, Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan), was established back in 1928, when it was known as the Toyo Packaging Company, Ltd. Over time, Totai became a pioneer in full-service rotogravure printing/converting of cost-effective, high-quality, flexible packaging materials.
In Japan, the notion of omiyage has long pervaded the culture. Omiyage are souvenirs – often specialty food items – and usually indicative of the region that they are sold in. As a Japanese custom, they are purchased and brought back from vacations and trips, then given to family members, co-workers, classmates, and friends. For omiyage food products, it is not just the contents that matter; almost as important is their exquisite and individually wrapped packaging. This is probably one of the fundamental reasons why exceptional packaging – even for mass-produced consumables – is important in Japanese culture, and why Totai Company, Ltd. has always taken great care in its packaging products.
Today, Totai America continues to make history with satisfied customers who have elected to stay with us for many years because of the consistent high quality and value of our flexible packaging products and excellence in customer service. Our beautiful flexible packaging is showcased by quality products sold at Costco, Target, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Walgreens, supermarket chains and specialty stores all around the world.
Our new national headquarters and warehouse, still in Torrance, California, is strategically located near interstate freeways (I-405, I-110), 2 major container ports (Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach), and LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) for expedient ground, ocean, and air deliveries.
In February 2017, to better serve our East Coast customers, we opened up a new office in Raleigh, North Carolina, conveniently located near several interstate freeways (I-440, I-540, and I-40). [That office was later closed during the COVID pandemic but our dedicated North Carolina-based sales staff still covers North Carolina and the East Coast.]
Two years later, in February 2019, we relocated our national headquarters in Torrance, California to 19675 Mariner Ave., less than a mile away from our previous location. Aside from expanded office spaces, the new facility features a much larger warehouse with additional docks to accommodate our customers' growing needs.
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