Everything from one source – proprietary manufacturing
Tasmanian Tiger is a brand of Tatonka GmbH. All products from the Tasmanian Tiger brand are fabricated from prototypes all the way to mass production by Mountech Co.Ltd., the company’s proprietary manufacturing facility in Vietnam. All work processes – from materials procurement and manufacturing to final quality control – are precisely defined and regularly inspected by independent auditors according to international standards. All products are inspected before they leave the facility. They also receive a serial number that is stored in a proprietary database.
The company’s first proprietary manufacturing facility was built in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in 1989. The factory was set up according to European production standards and the Vietnamese employees were trained accordingly. High social standards were a priority from the very beginning.
Capacity at the production facility has been continuously expanded and the factory has been gradually enlarged. Today Mountech Co. Ltd. manufactures products at two factories.
Fair production certified according to SA 8000
Since 2011, the Mountech Co.Ltd. production facilities have been certified based on the SA 8000 social standard, which attests to fair and socially acceptable working conditions.
SA8000 was initiated in 1987 by the non-profit organization SAI (Social Accountability International, based in New York). It allows companies with their own manufacturing locations to prove their social responsibility and currently holds them to the most extensive and comprehensive standards in the world. The standards are based on national laws, the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights and on working standards of the ILO (International Labour Organisation).
The certificate is valid for three years, at which time a renewed audit is carried out. Compliance with the requirements is tested twice a year. Certification and monitoring is done by independent companies accredited by SAI, in this case TÜV Rheinland. In July 2017, TÜV Rheinland carried out its renewed audit, which confirmed for another three years that the facilities are in compliance with current SA 8000 standards.
Transparency inspires trust – the Open Factory program
In 2011, the Open Factory program was established in Tatonka’s Mountech Co.Ltd. plant in Ho Chi Minh City. The program allows any interested consumer the chance to visit the factory during regular production hours. Visitations take place every Friday at 10 a.m. A reservation is requested. Book here