Tukaiz has announced that among its major accomplishments during a tremendously productive 2011, the company achieved continued revenue growth with an increase of 8.3 percent this year. This impressive growth earned Tukaiz a spot as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Chicago as identified by Crain's Chicago Business. Notably, sales of Tukaiz' customized marketing management software product, Backstage, have increased allowing growth of the current client base as well as new business opportunities.
Tukaiz' CEO, Frank Defino Sr., attributes much of the company's success to a combination of talented employees, outstanding client relationships, a culture that inspires innovation, and a focus on reinventing the company and staying in front of evolving production trends to lead the marketplace.
"Tukaiz is in a unique position in that we have become big enough to provide seamless end-to-end marketing solutions from a single location, yet we maintain the ability to offer our clients the intimacy and support they deserve," said Defino. "As the industry progresses, Tukaiz continues to evolve, and we are looking forward to continuing that momentum and mindset into 2012 and beyond."
In addition to adding new Fortune 500 companies and household name brands to its client roster, Tukaiz had its highest rate of new employment within one year—up 73 percent from 2010, which included the creation of 40 new jobs throughout the company.
As a part of Tukaiz' overall business strategy to remain competitive in the industry, the company continues to grow its service offerings, in particular in its web development and creative design capabilities. As a result, Tukaiz currently houses one of the largest Ruby on Rails web and application development teams in Chicago. Tukaiz also expanded its social media and analytics offerings, forming a strategic partnership with one of the industry's top recognized social media service providers—Brickfish.
Rounding out its successful year, Tukaiz reinvested in the organization by purchasing a variety of new hardware and software to strengthen its infrastructure and enhance its ability to deliver on emerging trends. A few of the new acquisitions include new flatbed and latex large format printers, as well as one of only three Scodix printers in use in the U.S., which adds textures and sensory perception to marketing and point-of-purchase materials.
In order to house all of its new equipment and expanding team, Tukaiz added 40,000 square feet to the existing campus in Franklin Park, IL. Tukaiz also intends to acquire new building space at its Franklin Park location, as well as a satellite office in downtown Chicago in early 2012.