Do you make a great food item in your home but you wish you could share it with hundreds, thousands or even millions of people at a profit? Have you ever considered you options for mass-producing that food item? Your kitchen is not big enough for the job, and even if it was it isn’t an inspected food processing facility. You could rent a licensed commercial kitchen for a few hours a day, but the available time and facility size may not suit you. You could licence your idea, but that means giving up control of the idea and the products. If you have the capital, you can build and operate your own facility. Finally, you may want to find some existing processor to make your products. In essence, you may want to consider a co-packer
All of the reasons for using a co-packer can be summed up in two word: “expenses” and regulations.” Richard M. White, J., in the Entrepreneur’s Manual, said “62 percent of all new businesses that fail do so because of weak money leveraging efforts and lack of capital.” In other words, many businesses fail because their owners run of money. With a co-packer, there is no need for upfront money to build facilities, purchase equipment, buy permits, pay huge deposits for utilities, or hire employees. Additionally, overseeing the operations of production facilities takes up valuable time that may be needed for selling and distributing products. Your time may be better used expanding the markets for your products. After all, if no one is buying your products, why manufacture them? Finally, the regulations (local, state, and/or federal) associated with manufacturing a food product can be complex, costly, and time-consuming. Solid waste and waste water disposal, the handling and storage of raw materials and finished products, licenses and permits, and the overall sanitation of the facility are examples of highly regulated processing concerns. By Utilizing a co-packer, you avoid the money and time needed to deal with these issues. You also avoid plant health inspections, figuring wages and benefits for processing plant employees, OH&S and workers compensation issues, and a myriad of record keeping requirements.
Enter the professional contract Paking such as Connect Traders. We are complete with a fully-trained staff and facilities with multiple advanced capabilities. The following is a short list of some benefits of hiring a contract manufacturer for food packaging, food blending and food product development needs.
Financing your business growth. Hiring a contract Bleeding food manufacturer / contract packer allows you to conserve capital rather than you having to invest in equipment costs for services like dry food blending, sifting, consumer packaging and re-packing. These processes require the right facilities and resources, including a highly skilled staff and specialised equipment. There is no need to build your own registered food processing plant when this investment has already been made by a Connect Traders that is dedicated to doing the work for you.
Count on the experts for quality and excellence. The people behind the machinery have the experience to know what works and what doesn’t. When researching and developing new ingredients, blends or packaging options, count on the experts for results that will work best for your specific products. In addition, the right contract manufacturer will have the quality food certifications required to ensure food products are safe.
Focus on your core business. Leaving the manufacturing and packaging processes to the experts means that you can focus on engineering, selling and expanding your products. The right contract manufacturer can truly help your business grow.