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No.1

December 2011
Vol. 2 No. 4

TIMES
Festive edition
In This Issue
1

Message from the MD

2

Branch news & installations

2

Appointments & Promotions

2

News from Label Division

3

Other news

3

Competition Winners

4

Birthdays

4

Smart-camp & Guess Who

Searching For
A New Balance

Message from the MD
….and now the end of the year is near!
This year has again been a rather tough, but yet satisfying year again for our company.
Although many South African companies slumped and some even closed given the tough
trading conditions, our business’s turnover continued to grow, if only rather slightly.
Again this year Teraoka S.A. was privileged to host the “Smart Camp”! This camp is a one
week event that takes neglected and often abused children out of their poor daily
circumstances that often include alcohol and drug abuse by their parents or guardians. The
camp is organised by “Westview Clinic” and located in The Magaliesburg. It teaches the kids
the necessary life skills to cope with their existing circumstances through various workshops
and counselling sessions. And of course there is also plenty of time for the kids to do “kids
things”. These include hiking, swimming, watching movies and even bridge swinging!
To all staff, I can personally pass on the “Thank You’s” and appreciation from all the kids of
Smart Camp!
As the year draws to a close I would like to take this opportunity in thanking each and every
staff member for their continued support and dedication. Not forgetting ofcourse the many
husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends that stood by our staff despite long hours and
high stress levels. It is to these support people that we dedicate our success!
So, from the Directors and Management of Teraoka S.A….
………….. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!
Best wishes,
Paul Smart.

Congratulations to the Randburg-team for
winning branch of the year yet again. Seen
on the right are Paul smart (MD) and Dave
Smart (RD) awarding Jim Pinder (Randburg
branch manager) with a trip to Singapore

PAGE 2

EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER

Branch News & Installations

New Appointments & Congrats

Cape Town

We wish to extend a warm welcome to new members of the
Teraoka family!

Cape Town has sold the first AW4600-At wrapper to Shoprite Checkers,
for use in Shoprite Butcheries Angola. Installation - February 2012
NRCS annual audits
All branches have been assessed, with 6 ending in 0 non-conformances.
Considering that this year’s audits were all ‘full re-assessments’, where
the entire system was checked back to front, this is quite amazing. Well
done to all involved!!!
Left:
Teamwork at the
Pretoria branch.

We would also hereby like to congratulate all appies who
recently passed their VO exams – WELL DONE!!!
Congrats to Neil Burr-Dixon from stores, who got married on the
15th Of November
Congratulations to the following staff on their achievements:
Most efficient techs for the year:
1st Renier Venter, PTA - 9 times in the top 10.
2nd Daniel Smit & Thando Zitha – both 8 times in the top 10.
3rd Goodman Sishi & Boipelo Ntsimane – 7 times in the top 10.

Customer No.1 =

News from Label Division
Label Division has made big strides in 2011, and with the purchase of the
new 6-colour UV Mark Andy P3 series, it shows we are now serious about
delivery and print quality. The P3 is able to reach print speeds of up to
228 m/min without jeopardizing product quality. To compliment the P3,
we acquired the new Rotoflex rewinding machine to help bolster our
turnaround times.

Right:

Teraoka landed the Rainbow contract earlier this year which had
significantly increased sales and volume through the factory. The
volumes were just shy of 8 million square meters of paper for 2011,
yielding an average volume growth of 10% when compared to 2010.
Label Division was also successful in its second Woolworths audit which
took place earlier this year.

Right:

Next year will see us refurbish the coating heads on both ETI 1 and 2
which will help bring and even better quality product to our customers.
We have been sourcing new suppliers from Europe to help keep costs as
low as possible without jeopardizing quality.

Renier Venter,
9 times in the top
10 techs!

Neil Wildner, PTA,
got showered with
balloons on his
birthday. Neil
could not believe
that his colleagues
actually pretended

The first 3 months for financial 2012 are yielding significant growth figures,
signalling a very positive outlook for the rest of the financial year."

to like him, for an
entire day!

Craig Peters, Factory Manager

Right: Tim Proome
joined us in
October as Sales
Executive.

Left:
Lavel Division’s new 6colour UV Mark Andy
P3-series.
Merry Christmas Craig.

No.1

PAGE 3

EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER

Other news…

Below:

Below:
Teraoka S.A. is now a proud Intermec service partner!

with local label deliveries. Capable of carrying 7,500kg, it will
surely be a great help with the tons of labels to be delivered.

Head office recently purchased this Isuzu flatbed truck to assist

Below:
Ndaba and Ivan caught a flight down to Cape Town to collect
Below:
Michael, Paul, Shohei Kusuda, Daniel, and Kevin at Propak Cape

the truck. Here they are about to board at OR Thambo International,
and upon arrival outside Cape Town International Airport.

Competitions
Below:

Winners of the Head Office World
Cup competition, Enrico & Patric.

Left:
The winners of Head office Minute To Win It competition,
Andries Boshoff & Reinhardt Vollgraaff. Photos and info on all
events are available in the ‘Event Photos’ folder on the server.

PAGE 4

EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER

Birthdays

Guess who…
Below:

December

January

February

March

2 Kamith Sadhabiriss
4 Pierre De Vos
5 Shaun Matthews
7 Grant Jason
7 Enrico Keulder
9 Ryan Kirby
10 Aliphons Meya
12 Sello Maja
18 Emile Knoesen
20 Zulfiquaraly Hassen
22 Nzimeni Vena
23 Daniel Smit
26 Annie Thomas
28 Claude Lombard
28 Nicole Peterson
29 Petri Esterhuizen
30 Petrus Van Staden

1 Richard Vuma
2 Ethene Van Der Nest
4 Sibongile Bobo
4 Paul Smart
5 Jayshree Naidoo
7 Gerhard Smit
9 Estelle Ayres
11 Jessie Petoors
17 Denise Govender
17 Abel Mosikili
18 Rupert Jason
20 Craig Peters
22 Phindile Phiri
25 Ann Strydom
27 Anele Zalisa
29 Jacques Scholtz
30 Michael Francis
30 Lucky Ndlovu

2 David Brodley
2 Shoneez Kemmey
3 Jafta Matli
6 Thomas Mokwebo
7 Bongani Hlakula
8 Anton Gerber
10 Lilly Thwala
11 Mzamo Mdhluli
14 Abednigo Mchunu
15 Vatharaj Neilandren
16 Hendrik Lourens
16 Bonaphi Mhlangeni
18 Aveshen Reddy
20 Ria Coetzee
20 Manqoba Mngomezulu
26 Neil Burr-Dixon

3 Daniel Lourens
6 Heleen Goddard
10 Mazwi Ngema
11 Mphuthumeni Majuqa
19 Ruan Venter
21 Phakama Varrie
23 Phiwe Ndhlovu
25 Louise Crous
28 Willem Bester
30 Nathen Naicker
30 Naziela Swindell

Whoever can tell us the

Please keep baby
Ashley Goddard in
your thoughts &
prayers as she will be
undergoing an
operation in February

Smart-camp 2011
Below:
Paul & Tanya Smart with all the kids who attended Smart-camp 2011,
which was organized by the Westview Clinic and took place in the Magaliesburg.

name of this pokerface
champion, will win a prize.

* Please note
The winners of the DigiCrossword will be announced
in the next issue.

We hope you enjoyed this mini-edition!
Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a
very special festive season and safe travels.
Please remember to document all
interesting happenings at your branch so
that we can add it to the following edition.
Merry Christmas, and happy new-year!!!
Ed.

Quote
What is Christmas? It is tenderness
for the past, courage for the
present, hope for the future. It is a
fervent wish that every cup may
overflow with blessings rich and
eternal, and that every path may
lead to peace. ~ Agnes M. Pharo ~

TIMES
Editorial office

J. Scholtz
Teraoka Head Office,
Unit 4, City Deep Industrial Park,
Fortune Street, Johannesburg
+2711 613-4291
jscholtz@teraoka.co.za


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