The Creform system has helped companies worldwide maximize space supporting continuous improvement and lean manufacturing environments.
Yazaki Industrial Chemical Co., Ltd., invented the Creform system in Japan over 50 years ago. This unique, adaptive material handling system spread quickly among the manufacturing operations of companies throughout the Pacific Rim.
In 1991, Yazaki purchased Textube Corporation to support the Creform system in North America and Europe. Founded in Stamford, Connecticut in 1955, Textube relocated to South Carolina in 1968 to service the textile industry with plastic cones, tubes and cores for spun staple yarn.
In 1999, Textube added a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing and support facility directly beside its North American headquarters in Greer, South Carolina to produce Creform system components.
In 1999, Textube and Yazaki opened Creform Technik GmbH in central Germany to support the Creform system in Europe.
In 2003, Textube purchased Creform LogisTech of Wixom, MI and in 2004 changed the name of its company to Creform Corporation to better reflect its commitment to the Creform System. Today, the Greer Creform campus contains the corporate offices, technical center, a state-of-the-art pipe mill, plastic component manufacturing, warehouse, structure assembly facility, customer training center, and sales offices. The Novi facility contains sales offices, customer training center and assembly facilities. In addition, Creform maintains local sales offices in Kentucky, Texas, California and Mexico.