Understanding the Tao of the Couch.
Not any couch, this is the historic, orange Cog couch—a meeting place, idea generator, and a fitting metaphor for our business model of comfortable collaboration. We’re all about fitting into your process, not taking it over. Think of us as the packaging development department down the hall. Wanna talk ideas, ask questions, bring meaningful innovation to packaging development? Then drop in and hang out.
Let’s make communication a priority and packaging success a done deal.
How We're Geared For You
Cog isn’t a typical vendor. We are more of a partner who will work alongside you to achieve the superior, consumer packaging outcomes you want. Here’s how we break it down.
1. Our Philosophy
We are content to be an agile, complementary component within your packaging development engine. Just as cogs help transfer momentum from one gear wheel to another Cog, LLC helps key stakeholders maximize performance.
2. Our Focus on the Entire Design-to-Print Supply Chain
Most companies in our industry are either focused on a particular stakeholder or on performing a certain role within a single phase of the overall process. Cog sees things a bit differently. We’re sensitive to the pain points throughout the design-to-print supply chain, so we can provide tailored solutions and share our unique expertise with multiple, key customer stakeholders for increased collaboration and efficiency.
3. Our Organizational Structure
We believe a customer-centric setting inspires innovation and collaboration. Think of our Tao of the Couch. Rather than a single, large facility, we build cozy, micro sites, so offsite or onsite, we’re physically and philosophically where we need to be to meet your needs.
And why confuse things with middlemen? We prefer our designers have the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with your people. No account managers or project managers to add unnecessary layers. Our lead designers act as site managers who keep their teams in direct daily contact with you.
Our unique organizational structure allows us to provide customers responsiveness that would make a butler blush. But that’s really just the cherry on top of the dramatic time and cost savings we can achieve together.
Our Value Proposition
Cog is a consumer packaging development and prototyping company specializing in creating superior consumer engagement with brands.
We provide customized services and solutions during the critical packaging development phases to:
Facilitate Front End Innovation
Optimize Design-to-Print development
Reduce and avoid costs
A Che International Group, LLC Company
Our ability to fit in is hereditary. We get it from our parent company, Che International Group LLC. A multinational holding company, CIG empowers minority-led players to develop win-win strategies that promote supply chain excellence in companies of any size.
TrueChoicePack Corporation (TCP)
TCP is a proven expert in the design, manufacture & distribution of green, traditional, customized and private label packaging and disposable products. The company provides an array of products including food service tableware, boxes, bags, trashcan liners, blisters, cushions, gloves, and more. TCP also provides value added services including warehousing, distribution, R&D and consulting. TCP’s value proposition is to provide packaging and disposables that maximize quality, efficiency, sustainability and profitability.
Cog is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with three micro sites at strategic points to better serve the packaging design and development community. The Cogs are the packaging development people with the awesome orange couch. You know, the ones who believe in a culture of collaboration, innovation and making their partners look like the best time and money savers ever. (What? You don’t know them? You’re at their website right now, so you’re either lost, a corporate spy, or your cat’s on the keyboard.)
Both CIG subsidiary companies are certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) through the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Ohio-based affiliate, Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC).
CIG has served dozens of Fortune 500 companies, including Clorox, Johnson Controls, Johnson & Johnson, Kao USA, Kroger, McCormick, Procter & Gamble, and Sysco. CIG has also been named to Black Enterprise Magazine’s BE 100 list – a compilation of the nation’s largest black enterprises, as well to the Inc. 500/5000 list as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.