Sev-Rend is excited to announce their 25th year anniversary in 2018.
Sev-Rend began in 1993 in St. Louis, MO by Robert (Bob) Williams Sr and his son Robert (Rob) Williams Jr. They had one in-line two-color printing press that was utilized to manufacture Strip Tags that were marketed solely to the produce industry.
As the company has grown so has Sev-Rend’s product portfolio. Soon they were offering a plethora of tags and labels, such as the widely known Wineglass Tag ® and the Clip-to-Clip Tag ®. As the product offering grew, so did their client base. Soon Sev-Rend was servicing other food related industries as the meat, seafood, and deli. Sev-Rend also has seen aggressive continued growth in the produce industry, which still serves as their primary core target market today.
Rapid growth drove the need for expansion. In 2008 Rob Williams Jr invested in building a brand new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility just across the river from St. Louis in Collinsville, IL. This new facility is a carefully controlled production environment where proven processes, select materials, and the latest equipment and technology are utilized to its best ability. This commitment delivers consistently high quality, safe, sanitary finished products with the shortest lead times in the industry.
The move provided the elbow-room that Rob Williams Jr envisioned for Sev-Rend converting plastic in to a broad range of food grade packaging. The company’s SR-Film and Sof-Net were now part of Sev-Rend’s product portfolio and drove rapid growth in their core markets. It also gave life into expansion of new products into new territories with innovative approaches to roll stock film and pouches.
Aggressive research and product development combined with an industry leading customer intimacy is bringing innovation in product shelf life, branding and consumer appeal to customer specific solutions. The company expects this approach will accelerate growth in their 25th year in business.
“Sev-Rend has been strategic in its expansion and new product development over the past several years. One thing that has been imperative to this growth is the focus on serving our customers. We have a solid foundation in innovation and customer intimacy built with the team here at Sev-Rend and this allows us to exceed customer expectations for products and service.”
Sev-Rend’s next twenty-five years will see them building on Robert Williams Jr’s vision of innovation and customer intimacy as they tackle the growing needs for product shelf life improvement, food safety, consumer satisfaction as well as the need to reduce, reuse and recycle.