Contract packaging services are being used by a growing number of businesses that operate in a wide range of industries, from food and beverage to industrial products.
Instead of packaging products in-house, services are outsourced to an organization or company that is able to operate as an extension to the business. Inventory and quality control procedures are specified by the business that is outsourcing to a contract packaging service provider, to meet their standards. The two parties have a contract that details exactly what must be done.
A contract packaging service provider will have the equipment, knowledge, and labor needed to package manufactured goods. Some use manual machinery while others specialize in more expensive automated equipment. Some specialize in particularly packaging types; others offer the full spectrum of possibilities.
Contract Packaging Services
So what exactly will a contract packaging service provider be able to help you with?
While packaging services will clearly top the list of what a contract packaging service provider does, a good contract packaging service provider will not only provide packaging services. Packaging services extend to a whole lot of related fields, and many will also offer services that include sourcing, assembly of products, logistics, fulfillment and distribution. This can result in significant savings and will eliminate the need for smaller businesses to buy expensive equipment and take on more staff to fulfill these functions.
Packaging Services may be divided broadly into manual packaging and automated packaging. Manual packaging is idea for low-volume projects and short runs, while automated packaging is best for high volumes and packaging needs that are outsourced long term. Packaging types include bottles, bags, cartons, corrugated packing and stick packs.
Sourcing services take the pressure of finding the right packaging materials, inserts, labels for packaging, point-of-sale displays and anything else related to packaging and fulfillment needs.
Assembly services are a great solution for companies that have a finished product that uses components that are derived from more than one source. Assembly is also a great option for manufacturers that have items that need to be blended together or mixed prior to packaging. Outsourcing assembly can save both time and money.
Distribution services offered with a packaging contract might be reliant on the service provider’s distribution facilities, or the customer’s. Sometimes products are distributed to retail outlets, and sometimes to individual end users. Orders linked to e-commerce sites should be dispatched immediately.
Fulfillment services offered by contract packaging service providers are particularly varied and can be a great help when it comes to managing existing order channels. However, by freeing up time and ensuring that distribution is better organized, a good service provider can also enable you to press ahead and open new channels.
Technik Packaging Services offers the full package of both manual and automated packaging with every solution, as well as the additional services mentioned above. Contact us today to see how we can help you and your business improve your packaging model.