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Why Colad?

The Colad Story

Colad is a custom presentation and promotional packaging company with an innovative engineering and design department, state-of-the-art equipment and manufacturing processes, and a strong reputation for providing a customer-friendly experience throughout the product-cycle process. Colad's strengths have earned it a customer base that not only loves the company's products but also truly enjoys working with us from design through delivery. Colad's seamless ability to design, prototype, and manufacture a very broad variety of dimensional packaging entirely in-house across our 4 strategically positioned East Coast facilities provides a unique benefit to customers.

Colad Over The Years

Colad began in 1947 as a college advertising company making paper book covers for text books. By listening closely to our customer's needs, we have helped them impress their clients for more than six decades. Evolving from simple book covers to the innovative dimensional packaging solutions we now provide, Colad's customer base has expanded to include Fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies, publishers, design studios, professional sports teams, retailers, resellers and the nation's top colleges and universities.

From our humble beginnings in an old soap factory to our modern Design & Sales headquarters in Buffalo, New York, one thing remains the same – our passion to create amazing products for our customers.

Our success is rooted in four key tenets:

1. Help our customers shine – Customers consistently report an excellent experience working with Colad, throughout the product-cycle process, from beginning to end. They find us "caring, patient, helpful, creative, responsive, understanding, professional, detail-oriented." Our customers come to us to create something to impress their clients. Our job is to make our customers shine in their market and stand out to their audience. We really get that. So we help them design presentation packaging with a "Wow!" factor that powerfully enhances their image.

2. Expert Design – Our in-house design team includes 5 full-time structural packaging engineers, several of whom graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology's highly acclaimed packaging and design program. Our in-house design staff creates packaging solutions that are not just imaginative and innovative, but also precision-engineered for optimum manufacturability, structurally sound, highly functional, and durable. Colad's websites give customers access to thousands of packaging ideas, virtually unlimited creative options for custom designs, and a database of 3D products. The result is faster turnaround: Concept> Prototype> Template>Prepress> Manufacturing.

3. "In-House" – From design to engineering, prototypes to manufacturing, we do it within our family of companies. Buffalo is our Design & Sales headquarters, and the level of expertise and experience in Buffalo is unparalleled in this industry. No other company offers this. This in-house capability provides a seamless experience to customers and helps avoid the glitches that occur when piecing together multiple seperate vendors. It also means our designers and engineers do their jobs with the practicalities of manufacturing in mind.

4. Innovation – We continually research, develop, and manufacture new products, and invest in new equipment and technologies to provide our customers with better quality, faster turnaround times, and increased efficiencies. Our updated systems enable us to meet and respond to changing customer needs from simple folders and binders to highly customized dimensional packaging. . . you name it, we can do it, in quantities from one to over one million.

As the world evolves, we remain one step ahead.

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