Questions and answers
Where is your production located?
Our manufacture is located in the city of Chernihiv, Ukraine. Nevertheless, we work side by side with 78 countries of the world, have 3 external offices (in Poland, Spain, and USA), and a well-established logistics system. We aim to expand our products’ distribution in different parts of the world, so we are ready to consider various offers for cooperation.
What awards does the Company have?
COLLAR Company has such awards:
- WAUDOG R-leash – win in the international competition PET worldwide – Products of the Year 2020|2021;
- got a victory in the Family Business Awards in the category “Best medium-sized family business” 2020 (Ukraine);
- Pet ICON Awards (USA) 2019;
- LIKER – best dog toy in the Top For Dog competition (Poland) 2019;
- PULLER – “Best fitness tool” in the Toys’ category of the Pet Innovation Awards 2019;
- NanoSoft – Top 5 in the lighting category in Industart (Ukraine) 2019
What are the results of 10 years of social projects in a canine-assisted therapy?
The Canine-assisted therapy is a method of rehabilitation with the help of specially trained dogs. The COLLAR Company has been engaged in this activity for more than 10 years. In 2021 there were more than 500 free sessions with a canine-assisted therapist, Lilu. Also,we continue to work with Regional Center for Integrated Rehabilitation of Children with Disabilities.
Does COLLAR Company have charity projects?
COLLAR Company also regularly cooperates with charity foundations, shelters and assists in the adaptation of animals. In 2021, 18,000 of dog food servings were donated to the Best Friend’s Shelter in Makarov. For those shelter pets, who are taken into family, COLLAR Company gives WAUDOG pet accessories or SuperCat wooden filler for cats.
Does COLLAR Company support the local community?
COLLAR Company built the sports complex “Chernihiv-Arena”, which is an important social project for the development of children’s and teenagers’ sports in Chernihiv. In 2021, 250 children were able to practice football in comfortable conditions.
Do you practice LEAN manufacturing?
In 2018, our employees were trained to implement LEAN tools. This is a special approach to the organization of management at the manufacturer. It focuses on improving the quality of work by reducing losses. As a result of such work from September to January 2018-2019, productivity increased by 2.5 times – while production has already given up 25% of the area. Employee turnover is less than 5%, and product time in production has decreased by 40 times. The Company has implemented a team concept, and the new system of motivation is aimed at developing specialists of different processes.
Does COLLAR Company follow current production trends?
Since 2018, we have implemented LEAN production tools in our Company. As a result of such work from September to January 2018-2019, productivity increased by 2.5 times – while production has already given up 25% of the area. Employee turnover is less than 5%, and product time in production has decreased by 40 times. Thanks to new system of motivation, employees became more motivated and changed their attitude to their activities.
How does the company plan to develop further?
We regularly release new competitive products to the international market. We have our own research and development department. Our experts provide completely all stages: from idea to production.
What are the benefits of partnering with COLLAR?
Our focus is on long-term relationships with distributors, our official representatives and all resellers. The cooperation and support of our business partners is very valuable for us.