Eliminating middlemen and supplying the required raw materials for members
The Cooperative Company of the Association of Carton and Corrugated Sheet Executives in Tehran province has obtained a creditable position for the cooperative by guaranteeing benefit for and creating trust among its members which has caused the cooperative to achieve the title of the premier cooperative in 2016 .
The cooperative, the basic idea of which was proposed to be formed by Haj Ali Keramati, the head of the Association of Carton and Sheet Industries, has adopted a policy which caused to eliminate middlemen for the supply of raw materials of the members since 4 or 5 years ago.
In an interview, the president of the Carton and Sheet Cooperative Co. in Tehran, Rasoul Tahmasbi talked about the positive steps the cooperative has taken since its initial formation and considered the consensus and coordination among the members of the cooperative board of directors the effective factor of its success.
According to him, the main objectives of the cooperative have been to supply 100% of the raw materials by the members and to eliminate the middlemen from the cooperative as well as to increase the members' technical knowledge of packaging by permanent educational programs as the cooperative's first priority since it was founded and started its activities.
He added that the creation of advisory groups came to existence in the background to desirably help the members resolve the issues of their insurance, tax etc.
Talking about increasing bargaining power of the cooperative in all fields, Tahmasbi also said, "This factor gradually caused more members to be attracted to the cooperative to provide their supplies so that the cooperative power to supply raw materials could be raised by members. The effects and capabilities of the Cooperative Company of the Association of Carton and Corrugated Sheet Executives in Tehran province especially its financial power and liquidity has led the domestic large paper suppliers to do business directly with the cooperative and to supply its required raw materials.
These factors and the continuing success of the cooperative provided the conditions that the premium award of Tehran province cooperatives was granted to us. The board of the directors of cooperative are Mr. Aligholi Hassani Azami, the veteran activist in carton and corrugated shhet industy, as the chairman of the board, and Messrs. Akbar Mohseni, Tatar Mir Jalali, Javad Keramati, Khirkhah Mehdi Hadad, Rasoul Varshochi as the members of the board, and Mr. Ahmad Keramati as the inspector of the cooperative company.