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.
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.