Tembo Stories

April 8, 2021

The modern paper drinking straw is a new highly engineered product that has become increasingly popular as a replacement for plastic straws, which are going to be banned as of July 2021. To support this transition, 15 companies from the supply chain belonging to the EU trade association 360° Foodservice have deve…

March 22, 2021

“There’s nowhere for brands to hide now.” That’s the stark message which kicks off Sustainable Packaging Unwrapped — a recent GlobalWebIndex study which takes an in-depth look at both consumer perceptions and behaviours regarding sustainable packaging. The thrust of the report’s argument is that sustainable packa…

February 22, 2021

Engineering students from the top economic region of Netherlands - Zwolle Area - have a true scoop: they are the first students in the Netherlands to have access to robot dog 'Spot', an advanced robot that works together with humans. Students and companies research what Spot means for the manufacturing industry a…

January 4, 2021

It’s no secret that cultivating loyalty from your existing customers is lucrative: it costs five times more to recruit new customers than retain current ones, and customers are known to spend 67% more in their third year than new patrons. But how do you make sure your customers stand by you? Nowadays, the answer…

November 19, 2020

It won’t shock you to learn that switching to more sustainable business practices is good for the planet – but until quite recently, the benefits for business have been more difficult to discern. After all, it can feel like smart operational changes are kept between your business and… well, the environment.  But…

October 1, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Janine de Zeeuw was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Board of Directors at Tembo per October 1st. Janine brings with her more than 20 years of experience working for internationally operating technology companies. She holds a master’s degree in Business S…

August 25, 2020

Did you know that 175 billion plastic straws are used in single dose packs? As it is part of our global pollution problem, Tembo wants to end the use of these single use plastics. Therefore we have invested many years in developing paper straw machinery, working closely together with our partners delfort and Henk…

June 17, 2020

At Tembo, we closely collaborate with other companies to develop new solutions. One example is the PRISMA project. Within PRISMA the industrial companies IMS, AWL, SCM and Tolsma join forces with innovation hub Perron038 and research institutes Windesheim University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Project…

May 12, 2020

Sustainability is an important theme for both Tembo and its company clothing supplier Company Fits. Raw materials are in danger of becoming scarce, making it increasingly important to use the available raw materials as efficiently as possible and to burden the environment as little as possible. As Tembo is aware…

March 25, 2020

Since the Corona virus has been spreading at countries all over the world, Tembo has taken extensive measures to prevent and slow down the growth of infections of COVID-19, in alignment with local governance. Safety first We give the highest priority to the safety of our employees, customers, partners and supplie…

March 2, 2020

Open innovation centre starts vision and 3D print project Perron038 opened its doors at the beginning of September last year and the first innovation projects have started. The official opening of the innovation centre for the manufacturing industry in Zwolle will take place in the spring of 2020, the exact date…