What is a Co - Packer and what can they do for you ?
I have brought together a list of resources listing numerous co-packers who specialize in Specialty Drinks and Beverages !
A contract manufacturer is a manufacturer that is contracted to produce your company's product line. It is a form of outsourcing. In the food business, a contract manufacturer is called co-packer. Co-packing has become an important competitive advantage for manufacturers, particularly in the bakery, food, and beverage markets, as it is a rich area for operational efficiency. In the current economic climate, co-packing has become increasingly popular as a means of fulfilling large projects without taking on extra staff and equipment.
A co-packer is an established food or bakery manufacturing company that produces your existing company's product lines to your specifications for a fee. Even the word outsourcing is now connected even more with Co-Packing.
The terms above refer to a facility that either manufactures your product line or receives your finished good in bulk and packages it for you. This is an efficient, cost-effective way to bring your product to market rather than building your own manufacturing facility. Unfortunately, co-mans are not easy to find. Their websites are usually designed for people already in-the-know. Descriptions of their processes often use strange terms like “flexible pouch retort”, “extrusion facility”, or “form and fill sealers.
A contract packer, contract packaging, co-packer, co-man, and contract -manufacturer is a company that manufactures and packages foods or similar products for their clients. Secondary packaging refers to the next layer of packaging or the packaging used to group various pre-packaged products together.