When to Establish a Co Packer Partnership?

Getting Busy?
So your business is booming and you are limited on time, resources and at a dead end. You are concerned about marketing, staffing, logistics, and all other cost’s and what direction to go in. We have a solution. A contract packer, or co-packer, is a company that manufactures and packages foods or similar products for their clients. To market and distribute, a co packer works under contract with the hiring company to manufacture goods as though the products were manufactured directly by the hiring company. Co-packers are married to your product. They make it for you. They heat up the kettle, preheat the oven, and package it. And some of them even do all of the ordering of your ingredients. That’s an incredible amount of control for your company. Putting that much trust into a team can be a frightening experience. And a relationship you don’t want to jeopardise. But when it flows right you will kick yourself for not doing it earlier.

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Why are co packers beneficial to me?
Partnerships with co packers can be effortless, especially if they don’t need a guarantee of volume, this might be hard to find. Hoxton Industries in Sydney is one that will not discriminate on volume. You don’t need large equipment costs or trouble yourself with staffing as these are already taken care of. Going with a co-packer allows you to focus on selling and building a brand. If your brand is planning to extend into many varieties of products that require a similar process, the investment in partnering with a co packer will be manageable and you will have the ability to bring new products to market very quickly and relatively inexpensively. You will dictate the terms and lead times, maximising productivity, costing and structure. This model is more attractive to help free up valuable time to concentrate on keeping the company well established in marketing and other channels, not to mention the headaches.

Where and who can do this in Sydney?
Hoxton Industries, located in the south west of Sydney has been co packing for over 50 years. No matter how large or small your job is they can do it all. Have an understanding for requirements needed for major retailers across Australia. Employing people with disabilities and are a non for profit social enterprise. The best partnerships are the ones that make thing easy.

Author: George Boutros General manager The co packing expert.

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Make your First Impressions Count with Sydney Packaging Solutions

No matter how practical or useful your product may be, it’s often the first visual impression of your product that can attract customers towards it. This is why it is important to consider who is handling your packaging needs to make sure that you are getting the most out of your products visual selling points.

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There are many different forms of packaging to choose from, some of which offer protection, visibility and/or practicality. These are things that need to be considered when you choose a form of packaging for your product.

Is your product easily damaged? Does it need a high level of protection? Does it need a smaller level of protection and a higher focus on visibility? Is it bright, oddly shaped or visually appealing?

These are all questions to ask yourself when it comes to choosing the right packaging method. You want your packaging to make a good visual impression to the customer while also serving practical and protective purposes. A reliable Sydney packaging company can help you address these questions and offer you a knowledgeable choice of solutions.

Some of the Sydney packaging solutions that you have to choose from include

Shrink wrapping – Shrink wrapping can be a good packaging choice if you have a product which you want to keep visible and do not want the packaging to obstruct the view of the product.

Clamshell – Clamshell packaging is a popular solution used in retail as it offers you a bit more protection but your product is still visible through the clear shell.

Skin packaging – Skin packaging is called this because it is done by putting special transparent plastic over your product and vacuuming the air out, with the plastic essentially becoming a skin over your product. This packaging solution also offers your product protection and visibility.

Shelf ready packaging – This solution a good way to promote your product through the use of logos and graphics that can both draw the customer and promote your brand.

Choosing a Sydney packaging company can save you time and hassle through the expert knowledge that can help you decide on the perfect packaging for your product. Through years of knowledge and practical experience, a reliable Sydney packaging company can collaboratively address your needs and help you meet your deadlines without sacrificing any quality.

This means that your first impressions will still be fresh and attractive with the right packaging method carried out by trustworthy professionals.

Hoxton has been a packaging company for over 40 years, with experience packaging, kitting, re-working and palletizing all in the one place. Hoxton has done work for companies such as OGX, BOC and Freedom Foods. Hoxton can offer you reliable Sydney packaging solutions while helping you to make that knock out the first impression.

Author: Arielle Jones, making your first impressions count

Maximise In More Ways with Shrink Wrapping – Hoxton Industries

Maximise Profitability
Shrink packaging is one of the most popular forms of packaging for several reasons. (We are not talking about your Psychiatrists ending a session).One of the main reasons is cost. Compared to other forms of packaging, shrink wrapping is often much more affordable and often times more efficient. Another reason is the attractive appeal to the consumer on the retail shelf. To maximise space, maximising on cost and shelf appeal makes it the new way to package just about anything.

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Maximise Visibility of your Product
Heat shrink wrap in particular is a good wrapping material to use. It is used regularly to package all kinds of products. Everything from wrapping frozen pizzas to bundling hardware is easily bundled in heat shrink wrap; its thickness and durability help make it a safe and reliable solution to shipping needs, which in turn can make your overall shipping process more streamlined and efficient.

Maximise Awareness
There are many other kinds of heat shrink wrap; but, of course, the particular form of shrink wrap you’re interested in will be largely determined by the kind of packaging you want to do. Unfortunately, finding a vendor that offers the various kinds of heat shrink wrap could be difficult. A vendor that has a proven record of delivering high levels of customer satisfaction is the one most likely to meet your needs and expectations. This is where Hoxton Industries comes in. Specialising in maximising all your needs, offering a solution to all your packaging, rework and manufacturing.

Author: George Boutros; General Manager at Hoxton Industries. Helping companies maximise efficiency in packaging solutions.

Handling Your E-waste: Be Smart, Be Safe

We are living in an age where the consumption of technology is constantly increasing. We rely on technology for our jobs, for entertainment and for communication. We rely on technology in so many aspects of our lives that it can be important to have up to date technologies. This means that the turnover of technology such as computers is high, and they need to be disposed of correctly.

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If society does not manage their disposal of these technologies properly then they may end up in land fill, polluting out environment with potentially toxic substances and non-biodegradable plastics. It is our responsibility as consumers of technology to make sure that computer disposal is done safely and by professionals.

Having your computer disposal carried out by professionals is better for the environment but it also ensures your privacy is kept. Whether your computer is for personal use and has information related to your finances, health etc or they are for company use and has delicate information related to your companies running and your employee information, it is important to make sure that this is handled properly. By using a computer disposal service, you will ensure that your hard drives and computers and wiped of all information to keep your private information just that, private.

Here at Hoxton we provide high quality computer disposal and e-waste services that make sure your information is kept private and the computer parts are recycled and toxic matter is handled with knowledge and care. Hoxton works with disadvantaged individuals to help them enter the job market and get them skilled up. Hoxton employs people with disabilities and with barriers to employment, so you know that the work that you provide Hoxton is going to a cause that helps motivated, hardworking Australians.

Author; Arielle Jones, keeping your e-waste safe and private

3 Reasons to Outsource Your Container Unloading

When it comes to container unloading there are a lot of variables to consider when choosing to either do it in house or outsource. You first and foremost want to make sure that your workers have the knowledge it takes to ensure that they are safe and there are no accidents. You also have to consider what is best for your product to ensure it is kept in its original condition and that your deadlines for the retail sale of your product are met.

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So here are 3 reasons to consider outsourcing your container unloading..

Safety
The safety of your workers should be number one priority so outsourcing your container unloading can often be the best option to ensure that it is completed by professionals who are aware of and adhere to safety standards. Unloading containers involves heavy machinery, correct lifting techniques and considerations of light and placement. All of these safety concerns are accounted for when using a professional container unloading service. By outsourcing your container unloading you also ensure the safety of your product, with quality processes ensuring no damage.

Expert knowledge and quality
Choosing a professional container unloading service means that your products are in knowledgeable hands with many years of experience. This means that you can put your trust in this company to complete the job to a high standard. Professional container unloading services will have quality processes in place to ensure that your job is completed timely and to the highest of quality regarding your specifications.

Extra services
By choosing the right container unloading service you may also be able to use this service for any extra services you may need. Such services may be storage of your product or any re-work or re-packing that needs to be done. If you are in need of these things, choosing a service that can offer you all of those things can save you both in time and transport costs. It pays for you to do your research to find a trustworthy service that can offer you all these things with a high quality of customer service.

Luckily, here at Hoxton we can offer you all of these things. Hoxton has been a packaging company for over 40 years, offering packing, re-work, storage and container unloading services. They can offer you a quality, timely and cost effective container unloading service. Check out the website for more information about container unloading services.

Author; Arielle Jones, helping you make the right logistic decisions

Sydney Packaging: How to Get Ahead in a Competitive Market

It’s what’s on the inside that counts” might be a phrase you have heard again and again. When finding a compatible partner that may be but when it comes to surviving in a competitive retail market that may not be the case. No matter how great your product might be, it’s first impressions that count, these first impressions are what draws people to buy your product over your competitors.

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Your packaging needs to be loud, attractive and unique to attract attention and potential customers as well as being practical for housing and protecting your product. There is a wide variety of packaging options to choose from. Outsourcing your packaging needs to an experienced Sydney packaging company can be the easiest and most efficient option for you.

Here are some of the options that a Sydney packaging company can offer you…

Clamshell
Clamshell packaging is a popular solution used in retail it offers your product a high level of protection while offering a see through packaging option to show off your product. Clamshell packaging also allows for you to put in a header card with information about your product so you can show off your product while keeping functionality. Clamshell packaging is especially popular in the Sydney packaging market for items such as hardware and electronics.

Skin packaging
Skin packaging is called this because it is done by putting special transparent plastic over your product and vacuuming the air out, with the plastic essentially becoming a skin over your product. This, once again, provides you with a transparent protective layer, so your product is safe but can be seen by customers. This is another good retail solution that offers you a very high level of protection.

Shelf ready packaging
This has become increasingly popular in the Sydney packaging market as supermarkets are increasingly leaning towards the use of shelf ready packaging. This solution is a cost effective way of packaging your products and also a good way to promote your product through the use of logos and graphics on your shelf ready packaging. Shelf ready packaging is also a good solution to minimize rubbish and help the environment by recycling.

Hoxton has been operating as a Sydney packaging company for over 40 years. Within close proximity to the M7 and M5 and experienced staff, it is a choice that ensures that you can have a close relationship that puts expert knowledge into practice.. Check out the Facebook and Website for more information.

Author: Arielle Jones, helping you get ahead of the market

Shrink Wrapping is Helping Sydney’s Companies get on the Retail Shelf

Retailers demand and Shelf ready?
Shrink packaging is one of the most popular forms of packaging for several reasons. (We are not talking about your Psychiatrists ending a session).One of the main reasons is cost. Compared to other forms of packaging, shrink wrapping is often much more affordable and often times more efficient. Another reason is the attractive appeal to the consumer on the retail shelf. To maximise space, maximising on cost and shelf appeal makes it the new way to package just about anything. All major retail outlets are moving or already have move into shelf ready. This can often be the cheapest and easiest ways to get into the major retailers. All retailers are conscious of labour cost in Australia and finding a Sydney packaging company that is aware of the retailer’s demand and regulations can be daunting.

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Just Shrink it!
Heat shrink wrap in particular is a good wrapping material to use. It is used regularly to package all kinds of products. Everything from wrapping frozen pizzas to bundling hardware is easily bundled in heat shrink wrap; its thickness and durability help make it a safe and reliable solution to shipping needs, which in turn can make your overall shipping process more streamlined and efficient. Machines can be expensive so partner with a reputable Sydney packaging company that knows retailer’s demands.

A sexy shrinkage?
There are many other kinds of heat shrink wrap; but, of course, the particular form of shrink wrap you’re interested in will be largely determined by the kind of packaging you want to do. Unfortunately, finding a vendor that offers the various kinds of heat shrink wrap could be difficult and almost impossible within a Sydney packaging company. A vendor that has a proven record of delivering high levels of customer satisfaction is the one most likely to meet your needs and expectations. This is where Hoxton Industries comes in. Specialising in maximising all your needs, offering a solution to all your packaging, rework and manufacturing.

Author:
George Boutros; General Manager at Hoxton Industries.
Helping Sydney’s companies maximise efficiency in packaging solutions.

3 Steps to Ensuring Safe Container Unloading

When loading and unloading containers there are so many safety precautions and potential hazards that need to be considered. Your container is large, heavy and potentially dark. It is filled with products that could also be heavy or dangerous in the event of an accident. This is why it is important for you to be aware of the hazards that present themselves when container unloading, so here are a few.

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Container placement and lighting
Container unloading hazards that could arise from the wrong container placement or lighting include container movement or slips, trips and falls due to lack of sufficient lighting. There are a few ways to ensure that you follow safe practices to avoid these hazards. This includes making sure that the container is placed in a solid, stable location and if unloading off a truck, the truck is stopped with its breaks on. These hazards can also be avoided by making sure there is sufficient lighting which could include the use of portable lighting.

Opening the container doors
When container unloading it is possible that the load inside may have moved around during transit and could potentially fall on someone when opening the door. To avoid any injury during this process it is important to use a door strap which will catch any falling items. It is then important to make sure you have a systematic plan to safely and efficiently unload the container.

Unpacking the container
Firstly, before you being container unloading, you should determine whether any of the product inside the container has moved around, to ensure the safety of your workers and minimize the risk of anything falling on top of anyone. It is important to secure the load if it is not already and make sure there is a secure ramp going to the container. Some ways to ensure safety when unpacking a container is to pack the loose items on to a pallet or to use a conveyer belt if unloading the container manually. Do not be afraid to stop and replan if it is not working.

You may be wondering how you are going to unload your container and achieve all of these safety precautions. This is why it is sometimes the best idea to outsource your container unloading to an experienced container unloading service.

Hoxton has been an established packaging company offering container unloading services for over 40 years. Hoxton can provide you with experienced container unloading services as well as any packaging or re-work needs that your product may have. Check out the Facebook and Website for contact info.

Author; Arielle Jones, making sure your hazards are managed

Why do Major Retailers Demand Shelf Ready?

Shelf ready packaging is a demand for retailers such as Aldi, Coles and Woolworths. In the retail market it is important for your business to keep up with the changing standards that are placed on your packaging and image. So let’s talk about some of the benefits that shelf ready packaging offers your business and why the retailers are demanding Shelf Ready Packaging.

Why do major retailers demand shelf ready

Labor saving on the majors!
Shelf ready packaging means that your products come in a ready to shelf and display. As this carton is already ready to be put on the shelf, you will reduce the time spent replenishing the stock. With shelf ready packaging the retailer’s employee will only have to remove the previous carton and will no longer have to unpack cartons and pack the shelves with individual products.

With this ability to quickly replenish your stocks, Shelf Ready Packaging proves itself as both a convenient method and a cost effective method. Less time spent stocking shelves may mean your employees can be on the floor assisting customers or performing other important tasks.

Easy for consumers and employee’s
Shelf ready packaging means that your products are easily visible to customers. This means that the brand is easily visible to the customers which will benefit suppliers as they can put branding messages on the cartons. This can be a benefit to your business as it helps the customers in your store find what they want with increased ease.

If your shelves look like the above picture, with shelf ready packaging that has logo’s and large branding then customers can easily find the particular product they are looking for. There is nothing worse than pushing around a trolley in frustration, looking for someone who is free that can help you find what you need. Shelf ready packaging can help lead to happy customers through these large logo’s and branding that will help the customer locate what they are looking for.

Easy Disposal
Shelf ready packaging also allows for easy computer disposal. While you may have previously had to separate and dismantle products and their packaging and been left with a mountain of rubbish, shelf ready packaging is easily dismountable and recyclable.

Shelf ready packaging is mostly cardboard cartons that can be made from sustainable packaging solution. These cardboard cartons are also perforated, easy to open and therefore easy to dismantle. There are many services that then offer pick up of these recyclable materials. This makes Shelf ready packaging and more environmentally sustainable and easier solution for your business and environment.

Who can offer me this Shelf Ready Packaging
Here at Hoxton Industries we offer a wide variety of Sydney packaging services. We have been providing packaging services for over 40 years and can offer your Shelf ready packaging services along with many other packaging services. Make sure to check out our Facebook and Website for more information.

3 Benefits of Contract Packaging Services

You’ve come up with a brilliant product and you’re ready to put it out there in to the world. Before you put your product up for sale there is one very important thing to consider… it’s packaging!

Packaging can sometimes be make or break for the product. Packaging offers a way to enhance the visual appeal of your product as well as offer important protection against damage and tampering.

So now you need to find the right person to carry out your packaging. Here are 3 benefits of choosing a contract packaging service..

Knowledge
A contract packaging service will be knowledgeable in many different sorts of packaging. They can help you choose the right packaging for your product to ensure maximum visibility and protection as well as practicality. With lots of experience with packaging under their belt they can offer you a quality controlled and time efficient service.

Quality
A contract packaging service will be a professional service with policies and procedures in place that are tried and tested in order to make sure that your product is packaged at the best quality. With quality assurance processes, you can rest assured that with a contract packaging service, your product is in safe and reliable hands. A good contract packaging service will also offer you a consultative relationship, so that you can see the production line in action and raise any issues that you may have.

Convenience
A contract packaging service is a convenient option for you as they have all the necessary tools and knowledge to complete your packaging needs effectively. A contract packaging service can offer you a convenient consultative relationship that allows you to see your finished product before it goes to stores. A good option for a contract packaging service is one that also offers re-work services as well as packaging for optimum convenience.

If you are looking to find all these things in a contract packaging service then look no further than Hoxton. Hoxton is a packaging service with over 40 years of experience. With strong quality processes in place, friendly service and a convenient location near Sydney’s M5 and M7, they are a strong choice. Check out the Facebook and Website here.
Author: Arielle, making sure you achieve quality packaging.